Anti-vax posters featuring the star of David were found at two Los Angeles-area locations this week, one of which was at the Baba Sale Congregation, which is no stranger to anti-semitic acts.
Out of the two locations where the posters were found, the one at the Baba Sale Congregation showed the letters “A” and “V” overlapping to form a Star of David. The same poster was found in front of a building affiliated with Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. Both fliers said, “Report Anti-Vaxxers, because you care and they don’t,” and included a telephone number that, according to a local media outlet, went to a restaurant in Hollywood.
In response to the incident, the local police and city council members said in a press release, “these cowardly acts and any divisive attempts of intimidation will be rejected outright…. the City condemns this unwarranted hate speech that has been unsuccessfully used to disparage a community that has, and always will, stand strong together and fight hatred of any kind. Senseless acts like this have no home here and will never be accepted. Our community is home to families of survivors of the Holocaust who have seen evil and will never give in to such attacks.”
As it stands, this isn’t an isolated incident for the synagogue over the past few years. In 2019, vandals spray-painted “Free Palestine” on the building’s exterior.