CFCA has reported that antisemitic graffiti was found on a Jewish school in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
The words “Israel Genocide State” and “Free Palestine” were spraypainted on school property.
According to the Definition of Antisemitism, “holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel” is antisemitic. The fact that somebody would take out their political frustrations on a Jewish school of all places is extremely worrying. Whatever one thinks about the Israel-Palestine conflict, it should not be taken out on an institution which has as its sole aim educating Jewish children.
Porto Alegre has had a Jewish community since the early Nineteenth Century, and is currently home to over 15,000 Jews.