Paris vandals tear down signs for Israel exhibit at Louvre

(JTA) – Vandals defaced and tore down signs announcing an exhibit about Israel at the Louvre Museum in Paris.

The vandalism occurred Sunday morning on the French capital’s subway.

The exhibit, called “Open a Door to Israel,” a joint project of Israel’s Strategic Affairs and Foreign Affairs ministries, features nine doors that open to interactive screens that present different aspects of Israel. It has been on display in Rome and Warsaw.

Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan said in a statement that the signs were ruined by activists of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

“The BDS extremists revealed their true and hateful nature, using the same approach they take in university campuses, concert halls and business meetings, of violently silencing pro-Israel speakers, and threatening and bullying decision-makers and the general public,” a statement from Erdan’s office said.

The exhibit also is scheduled to go on display in Russia, South Korea, Japan, China and the United States.

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