Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., said an audio recording in which he said American foreign policy bows to Israeli interests was “taken out of context.”
The swastikas reportedly were painted over Jewish Stars of David that had previously been painted on the rock, according to reports.
In later tweets he called for the U.S to lift its embargo on Cuba.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for sending firefighters to assist in putting out massive fires throughout Israel.
A Russian state-owned television channel aired a figure-skating performance featuring the wife of a senior Kremlin spokesperson wearing the uniform of a Jewish concentration camp inmate.
President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, the first by a sitting U.S. president to the island in 88 years, was also a milestone for the small Cuban Jewish community of about 1,500 people.
An anti-Semitic pamphlet was sent to the Manhattan home of a New York politician, days after his building was defaced with a swastika.
A 270-year-old Hanukkah lamp became the most expensive artifact of its kind sold in the Netherlands in recent memory after it fetched $441,000 at auction.
Anti-Israel vandals trashed a restaurant in Portugal because its head chef participated in a food festival in Israel.