And they’re calling it a possible hate crime. “Synagogue possible target of hate crime,” from the Chicago Tribune, with thanks to Looney Tunes:
A synagogue on Chicago’s North Side may have been the target of a hate crime after vandals spray-painted derogatory messages on the building early Saturday, police said.
Officers were called to the Ner Tamid Ezra-Habonin Congregation of North Town, at 2754 W. Rosemont Ave., on Saturday evening and found the front door spray-painted with offensive language, Officer John Mirabelli said.
Someone wrote “Free Palestine” on the door in English as well as Arabic writings, said. Izzie Weinzweig, president of the congregation. “Death to Israel” and similar language was spray-painted on signs posted on the side of the building, he said.