Jewish Cemetery In Michigan Vandalized With 'Trump' Instead Of Swastikas
Credit: ADL
November 3, 2020

Numerous tombstones at the Ahavas Israel Cemetery in Grand Rapids were desecrated with “Trump” and “MAGA” in red spray pain over the weekend. I guess the antisemites and Nazis have officially adopted the words "Trump" and "MAGA" in place of swastikas. Kind of telling, eh?

The anti-defamation league (ADL) tweeted out photos showing the tombstones covered in red spraypaint.

The synagogue's Rabbi, David J.B. Krishef, released a statement:

“It may just have been opportunistic vandalism against a cemetery which is isolated and hard to see from the road, on Halloween weekend, not an attack against the Jewish community. We don’t know. We have been in touch with the Grand Rapids Police and the Michigan ADL."

When swastikas and Trump/MAGA are interchangeable, believe it. One day these two symbols/words will be listed right next to each other in the dictionary under "symbols of hate".

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.