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Rome’s Jewish Quarter Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti and Posters

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The former Great Synagogue of Rome, now the city's Jewish Museum. Photo: WikiCommons.

The former Great Synagogue of Rome, now the city's Jewish Museum. Photo: WikiCommons.

International Business Times – Anti-Semitic graffiti and flyers have defaced shops and walls in Rome’s historical Jewish San Giovanni neighborhood raising fears of a rise in anti-Jewish sentiment in the capital.

Swastika graffiti and posters reading “Anne Frank storyteller” have appeared on Appia Nuova street. Other posters depicting a Palestinian throwing a rock towards an Israeli tank were attached on walls in Cola di Rienzo street, in the leafy Prati neighborhood. The latter was accompanied with a Celtic cross and the slogan “Each Palestinian is a camerata [the Italian word for members of Mussolini’s fascist movement] Same enemy, same barricade.”

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