A statue of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who rescued thousands of Jews from the Nazis in Hungary during World War II, was vandalized in Budapest on Tuesday, Army Radio reported.
A group of Conservative rabbis from New York reportedly visited the site and saw five bloody pig legs tied around the statue.
“We must not allow anti-Semitism to raise its ugly head,” said a statement issued Wednesday by Israeli Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar. “We must act determinedly against all incidents of anti-Semitism. We must not make the mistake of taking this lightly. These acts are directly aimed against the Jewish people’s existence.”