Anti-Semitic graffiti at Venezuelan synagogue

Anthony Weiss

(JTA) — Vandals marked the wall of a synagogue in Venezuela’s capital with a swastika and the number “6,000,000” with question marks.

The black spray-painted graffiti was found at AIV del Este Sephardic synagogue in Caracas on the morning of Tuesday, December 30, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which reported the incident, including a photograph

A number of Jewish organizations have raised alarms about anti-Semitism in Venezuela recently, including the ADL, which has accused Venezuelan leaders for contributing to a climate for anti-Semitism through its harsh criticism of Israel, and the CAIV, the umbrella body for Venezuelan Jewry, which reported over 4000 anti-semitic incidents in Venezuela in 2013.