A popular children’s playground in Bentleigh Reserve, Melbourne, has been defaced with antisemitic graffiti.
On 7th November, a local Jewish male found the vandalism that read: “More Jews Persecuted” scrawled on the pole of a piece of apparatus, and reported it to the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADL).
On the same day a Jewish man and woman, living in Melbourne, reported receiving an antisemitic e-mail. A leading Melbourne cardiologist who is the brother of the victim’s landlord accidentally sent him an e-mail in which he said that the tenant should “pack his Jew bags and f*** off”, following a discussion about a reduction in rent during the pandemic. He subsequently issued an apology which has been welcomed by the couple.