Bomb damages Caracas synagogue

By Ron Kampeas · February 27, 2009 (JTA) — A Caracas synagogue was damaged by a bomb. The homemade grenade, tossed late Thursday night into the Orthodox Beit Shmuel synagogue, damaged windows and a car; no injuries were reported. It was the second such attack this year on a Jewish site in Caracas. Eleven people, including eight policemen, are under arrest for vandalizing a Caracas synagogue last month. In that attack, the walls were painted with anti-Semitic slogans, religious objects were damaged and thieves stole a database listing Venezuela’s Jews. Jewish leaders in Venezuela and overseas accused President Hugo Chavez of stoking tensions with rhetoric comparing Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip to Nazi oppression.

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  1. I assume that Sean Penn, Danny Glover and Harry Belafonte are “unavailable for comment”.

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