South Hampstead synagogue and local businesses daubed with graffiti suggesting Jews were behind 9/11

London - “Horrifying” antisemitic graffiti was daubed on shops in Belsize Park and Hampstead overnight.

Cafes and stores were defaced with graffiti including stars of David and the term ‘9/11’, referring to an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

The Community Security Trust posted an image of the daubing at an Oddbins store, and wrote on Twitter it “is aware of several examples of antisemitic graffiti in Belsize Park / Hampstead last night.”

James Sorene of BICOM posted a picture on Twitter of graffiti daubed on the shop front of what used to be the Hampstead Cafe.

He wrote: “This is horrifying, graffiti on a former Israeli style restaurant in Hampstead this morning.

Just to add to this: the 9/11 refers to an antisemitic conspiracy theory that Jewish people were somehow responsible for the twin towers attacks in New York.”

The Board of Deputies responded to James Sorene’s tweet, saying: “This is a reminder that antisemitism is still with us. Thanks @CST_UK for reporting to @MPSCamden. We hope action is taken to find & punish the perpetrators. Let’s all work to defeat antisemitism in 2020!”

Source: jewishnews