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Plaque honouring former Israeli president removed in Belfast

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Belfast – A marker commemorating the Belfast birthplace of the
late Israeli president Chaim Herzog was removed following several anti-Semitic
attacks.

 

The blue plaque honoring Herzog, Israel’s president from 1983 to 1993,
was taken down in the Irish capital out of concern for the safety of those
living nearby, the Belfast Telegraph reported.

 

“Attacks have included the scrawling of anti-Israeli graffiti on the
building and items being thrown at the plaque and the house,” Brian Kingston, a
local official, told the Telegraph. “Recently some youths were stopped in the
process of trying to remove the plaque with a crowbar.”