Swastikas found scrawled in Jerusalem

Swastikas were sprayed on an abandoned building in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.

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Swastikas (illustration)
Swastikas (illustration)
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Police have opened an investigation after Nazi symbols were discovered sprayed on an abandoned building in southwest Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood Sunday morning. The Nazi symbols included a swastika, the SS emblem, and a painting of the Riechstadler eagle, the symbol of the Nazi regime.

In August, swastikas were discovered spray-painted on one of the buildings of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, on the Mount Scopus Hebrew University campus in Jerusalem. A week before that, students were shocked to discover a drawing equating the Star of David to the Nazi symbol in a bathroom stall. A similar drawing was also discovered on the campus in February of this year, as well as in November 2014.

Matan Peleg, CEO of the Zionist organization Im Tirtzu, blamed Hebrew University's far-left views for the rash of swastikas. "A reality in which two swastikas are discovered in the span of two weeks at a university campus in Israel’s capital is very troubling and dangerous,” he said.

“It is no wonder that this kind of thing occurs when there are professors in Hebrew University who compare IDF soldiers to Nazis and Israeli laws to laws of the Third Reich,” said Peleg referring to a recording published in June of Hebrew University Professor Ofer Cassif equating certain Israeli laws to laws passed in Nazi Germany.