The city’s mayor, Sebastian Bragagnolo, condemned the vandalism, saying Wednesday that “it goes completely against the values in which we Lujaninos believe.”
One of the attackers stole the young graffiti artist's spray paint and wrote on the ground "forbidden to Jews and bitches."
Belgium has a choice. It can join Israel in being a light unto the nations and help promote tolerance or it can stand on the wrong side of history by funding groups out to silence the Jewish state.
“When students are hounded out of elected positions in student government, in whole or part, because they identify as Zionists, that constitutes pernicious and ugly acts of hatred."
Israeli and Diaspora Jewry need to move forward in respectful partnership with one another, which must include a dialogue which has room for honest criticism.
Additional messages also attacked Hinduism and African Americans.
Hawkins’s actions are part of a surge in antisemitism across Canada and much of the rest of the world.
Knowledge of Jewish history helps to situate the Jewish experience for a generation who sees no vestiges of Jewish pre-statehood reality.
European officials routinely deny that funding is politically motivated or specifically targeted at Israel.
The concept of Jewish deicide refers to the belief that the Jewish people are collectively responsible for the death of Jesus.