Greek Jews slam synagogue graffiti attack

Jewish community leaders in Greece have slammed the “profane” daubing of antisemitic slogans at a recently-restored synagogue, the latest in a series of similar incidents.

“Shameful and insulting slogans, which profane the recently restored historic synagogue of Trikala, provoke indignation and deep sadness,” the Central Jewish Council of Greece (KIS) – the country’s EJC affiliate, said in a statement.

“Jewish snakes out,” was just one slogan daubed in bright blue paint on the wall of the building, some 300 kilometres (185 miles) north of Athens and one of the oldest synagogues in the country.
KIS added the incident showed “the struggle against antisemitism must continue” while calling on Greek authorities to take “all measures to arrest those behind this desecration and protect Jewish sites in Trikala,” one of Greece’s oldest Jewish communities going back centuries.

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