Vandals have defaced a church in Jerusalem just a few weeks before Pope Francis visits the Holy Land, Israeli police said Friday.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said “anti-Christian graffiti” was found on the outside wall of the church near Jerusalem’s Old City. Rosenfeld said police were investigating.
Related: Some extremists are debating if it would be all right to kill IDF soldiers in the event that they were evacuating settlement.
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I know there is lots of anti-Semitism amongst Christians, especially Eastern ones, but they also need to keep the international audience in mind. This is not good publicity for Israel.