Graffiti calling to „kill the Jews” and a swastika were found in two locations near the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Antisemitic graffiti calling to ‘kill the Jews’ and a swastika were found by two students near Queen’s University campus in Canada.
According to Nati Pressmann, the local Hillel’s Jewish awareness director, the vandalism was done near areas with high student populations. The local Hillel and the Kingston Jewish Council said that the police have been alerted, and the first piece of graffiti has been painted over,” adding that „antisemitism is rising, and it must be called out.”
Pressmann told The Jerusalem Post that she was upset by the lack of response to the violent messages, claiming that only a few university clubs have spoken out against the incident that affected their Jewish peers. She added that antisemitism was not a new phenomenon at Queens.
„Many students have faced antisemitism in individual incidents,” she said. „In the beginning of October, a Swastika was vandalised on a common room fridge. I myself have been approached at a party and have a man profess his love for ‘a good Nazi’ to my face.”
Pressmann blasted the faculty for passing a motion opposing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.