New Zealand foreign minister’s office vandalized over UN Israel resolution

By JTA
January 5, 2017 16:03

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s North Shore office in Auckland was vandalized with pro-Jewish graffiti, believed to be  in response to New Zealand’s co-sponsoring of an anti-settlement resolution at the United Nations.

In recent years incidents of anti-Semitic vandalism have been common in New Zealand. On Wednesday, however, the trend of anti-Semitic graffiti was reversed, when the outside wall of McCully’s office was spray painted with the words “traitor Jew hater McCully.”

President of the New Zealand Jewish Council Stephen Goodman condemned the graffiti attack against McCully.

“While many in our community disagree with some actions taken by the Minister, offensive acts such as this should have no place in our society and are unacceptable to all New Zealanders, particularly to the Jewish Community which has suffered from graffiti and other attacks in the past,” Goodman said.


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