Kiev, Ukraine - Anti-Semitic Graffiti Ordered to be Cleaned from Buildings
Kiev, Ukraine - Ukrainian state authorities ordered anti-Semitic graffiti to be cleaned off Kiev buildings, walls and fences.
The Kiev state administration removed anti-Semitic graffiti and drawings from some capital buildings, fences and pedestrian underpasses after the Jewish Forum of Ukraine sent a petition requesting such action to Kiev Mayor Leonid Chernovetzky.
The JTA is reporting, that anti-Semitic graffiti and drawings were quickly removed by the Kiev city administration after the Jewish Forum provided a list of the locations of the drawings and graffiti.
The Ukrainian Jewish Committee has been informed that anti-Semitic books and other literature were removed from many Kiev markets and kiosks, and recently sent letters thanking the law enforcement agencies for their support.
Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Jewish Committee and Jewish Forum of Ukraine are planning to petition Ukrainian and Kiev authorities to require the Biblion bookstands to withdraw from circulation or stop selling overtly anti-Semitic books and newspaper published by the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, which is known for its anti-Semitic views and propaganda.
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