Historic Jewish Maccabi Games in Germany Marred by Anti-Semitic Graffiti
The Maccabi Games, the largest Jewish sporting event, is being held in Germany this year for the first time.
— Israel ישראל (@Israel) July 31, 2015
But this year’s event was marred by anti-Semitic graffiti on a mural on the former Berlin Wall.
Anti-Semitic slogans were found scrawled on a section of the former Berlin Wall as the city hosts thousands of Jewish athletes taking part in the Maccabi Games, German police said Saturday.
The hate speech was written on the city’s iconic East Side Gallery on a mural that depicted a painting of the Israeli flag superimposed over a German flag.
Police said the incident is being investigated and that the mural has been temporarily covered until the graffiti can be removed.
No details were given on the slogans, which were discovered on Friday.
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) July 30, 2015
— Israel ישראל (@Israel) July 28, 2015