Rioters targeted a synagogue in Los Angeles, spray-painting graffiti reading “F**k Israel” and “Free Palestine” right below the sign with the name “Congregation Beth Israel,” the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles reported.
“Synagogue Congregation Beth [Israel] on Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles vandalized… Tell me this ugly hatred is still about [Black Lives Matter] or [George Floyd]?!” Lisa Daftari, founder and editor of The Foreign News Desk, tweeted with the photo.
“Vandalism is never ok. Antisemitism is never ok. The answer to hate and bigotry is not more hate. We are better than this Los Angeles,” the Anti-Defamation League of Los Angeles tweeted.
Rioters damaged and looted several Jewish businesses and restaurants, Haaretz reported.
On Saturday evening, rioters threw a brick through the window of Congregation Beth Ahabah, a 200-year-old Reform congregation in Richmond.
Leftist agitators like antifa are almost certainly exacerbating these riots. Fellow travelers like Students for Justice in Palestine have harassed Jewish students on campus in the name of advancing the cause of Palestine. Students for Justice in Palestine retweeted the anti-Israel Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement’s support for Black Lives Matter. more