Saturday, January 31, 2009

Venezuela Synagogues Sprayed "Death to Jews"

Sean Pen was not found for response. Chavez still a "great man" in his book.

"We don't want Jews here" and "Jews get out" were the slogans daubed on a Caracas synagogue's walls Saturday.


"We found the guard on the floor, he had been threatened with a gun," Bitan said. "Until 3 am they destroyed the offices, opened the Ark of the Covenant, and threw the Torah books on the floor."
He said the Jewish community had filed an official complaint with the police. "This is a very complicated situation for the Jews in Venezuela. The slogans were not against Israel but against the Jews," he said.

Bitan added that the community has been troubled by numerous anti-Semitic acts over recent years, and a spokesman for the Federation of Jewish Communities in Venezuela, Daniel Ben-Naim, said the incident testified to the increasing hatred of Jews in the country.

"We've never had such an incident. It looks well-planned," he said. "We were afraid something like this would happen. The official press was becoming more and more anti-Israeli and anti-Jews. There are hundreds of anti-Semitic articles, ads, and fliers."
An Israeli residing in Caracas said images from the ravaged synagogue had been displayed in the local media. He said he had seen that another slogan, "Death to the Jews", was also sprayed in the synagogue.
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In case you are wondering if this has anything to do with Islam - Venezuella is a close ally of Iran and a supporter of Hamas and Hezbollah. They have recently cut off ties with Israel. They have a growing Lebanese Shiite community in the country encouraged by the deranged communist in charge. Sean Penn still not found for response on his "Chavez is a great man" comment.

Cross posted on Weasel Zippers


  1. Anonymous1:08 AM

    I am not sure people hates Jews,I believe the images of Gazan children women and men that died during the Israel bomberdment of Gaza city outraged the world. Please advise the Government of Israel to always take measures to minimise civilian deaths during wars in the occupied territiories.

  2. A. I'm not an adviser to any government

    B. When someone writes "death to Jews", he means "death to Jews" - anonymous - you're an idiot

    C. Anonymous - You are also clueless as to what happened in Gaza - I'd post links again, but you don't really care to know.

  3. Tell Hamas to stop using U.N. buildings, women, and children as human shields, and maybe they'll stop getting bombed...

    Antisemitism is a growing epidemic that's justified because Israel's choosing to defend herself. It's an excuse people use to spray paint synagogues and discriminate against Jews.

    The media doesn't help -- nor does ignorance of the issue (as seen in Comment #1 in response to this post).

    Thanks for the posts Shawarma!