THE WORLDPOST
03/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Venezuela Synagogue Attack: Jewish Groups Blame Chavez For Atmosphere Of Hate

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- International Jewish groups expressed concern after an attack on a Caracas synagogue and blamed Hugo Chavez for creating an atmosphere of hate in Venezuela.

Up to 15 people attacked the Tiferet Israel Sephardic synagogue late Friday night, throwing Torah scrolls on the floor and damaging some, according to reports. They also painted epithets such as "death to the Jews" on the synagogue's walls.

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