A sign reading “Welcome to the Zionist police state” was draped over a building overlooking a Jewish cemetary in Mile End, in London’s East End, while a swastika was found engraved in a house in Golders Green in North London.
The sign was spotted by a journalist, Gabriel Pogrund, and was subsequently removed by police. The phrase “Zionist police state” is in reference to antisemitic conspiracy theories that Jews or Zionists exert outsized power in our national affairs or that Jews or Israel are somehow to blame for the coronavirus pandemic.
The swastika was engraved in the house of a non-Jewish family in the Jewish neighbourhood of Golders Green and was reported by Shomrim North West London, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol. Campaign Against Antisemitism is in contact with local residents.
If you have any more information, please contact the police on 101 or Campaign Against Antisemitism.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis of Home Office statistics shows that an average of over three hate crimes are directed at Jews every single day in England and Wales, with Jews almost four times more likely to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.
(Photo credit: Gabriel Pogrund)
Overlooking an old Jewish cemetery in Mile End pic.twitter.com/Hd3UgY9H0A
— Gabriel Pogrund (@Gabriel_Pogrund) May 25, 2020