Anti-Israel activists associated with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) turned to vandalism on Sunday, tearing down signs advertising an Israeli exhibition in the Paris subway.
The signs promoted the “Open a Door to Israel” exhibit, currently on display at the Louvre museum.
“BDS activists have once again shown their true colors. They are not human rights activists, but a group of extremist law-breakers whose goal is to silence anyone who supports Israel,” said Gilad Erdan, Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs and Minister of Information.
“I will act to ensure that the truth about Israel is heard worldwide,” the minister said.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry is working with French law enforcement officials to bring the offenders to justice.
The exhibit, put on jointly by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry for Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy, is described as a multisensory installation that depicts Israeli innovation, hi-tech, history and culture. It had already been shown in Rome and Warsaw without incident.
The exhibit took two-and-a-half years to mount, at a cost of almost $1 million.