State-sponsored anti-Semitism?

More information about the vandalization of the Jewish Synagogue in Mariperez last weekend:

“…Pay special attention to what the perpetrators retrieved from the administrative offices of the synagogue this morning: computer hard drives, containing the database with the names, addresses, of almost every Jewish family in Venezuela. This includes donor lists, member lists, Jewish school lists, many including residences and place of business. This was not an act of common, even professional anti-semitic vandalism. This was a well-planned mission to retrieve the name and address of every Jew in Venezuela. You know what this means. And if you think the Venezuelan government is going to do anything about it, forget about it. With this list in the hands of this highly trained and organized group, every Venezuelan Jew is at risk.”

More here.

Sammy Eppel reports the attack against the Synagogue “occurred days after the publication of a call to action by a professor at the Venezuelan Bolivarian University against the Jews of Venezuela. Given the fact that an organized gang has now seized the names and address of almost all Venezuelan Jews, the suggestions, which were published in the pro-government digital newspaper, are even more threatening.”

“The state’s official and unacceptable position of hostility toward the Jewish community dates back to 2004,” he adds.

Eppel says that “around 3:00-4:00 AM, several armed men scaled the walls of the Maripérez synagogue and took the security guards by surprise, leaving them tied up and locked in a storage closet. These individuals then opened the doors to let in a group estimated to be as large as 16 people, who proceeded to ransack and destroy the building, including painting anti-Semitic graffiti on the walls and removing the scared Torah scrolls from their place of keeping. The scrolls were thrown to the floor, painted upon, shredded, and defaced. The majority of the graffiti read ‘Death to Jews’ and ‘Jews Get Out of Venezuela.’ There was distinct absence of any graffiti relating to the Bolivarian revolution.”

“The raid was characterized by a high level of professionalism and apparent planning. The group seized every computer hard drive in the office – not bothering to steal keyboards or monitors or anything else of value – which contain the names, addresses and personal details of a large majority of the Jewish population of the country.”

“The commandos also knew exactly where to find the video surveillance technology, and erased any record of their visit. At five in the morning, the police were called to investigate the incident and look for fingerprints and other indications of the identity of the attackers.”

Here is a sample of the Bolivarian “call to action” against Jews in Venezuela.

“…publicly challenge every Jew that you find in the street, shopping center or park to take a stand shouting at them slogans in favor of Palestine and against that abortion: Israel.”

“…denounce publicly, with names and last names the members of powerful Jewish groups present in Venezuela.”

“… as these Zionist Hebrews are capitalist agents the thing that hurts them most is the pocket (including Jehovah) it is inappropriate to buy their products and go to their stores and to the stores, supermarkets, restaurants, etc., that have relations with them or are owned by them.”

“…question the existence in Venezuela of educational institutions for Jews only.”

“…public, massive, periodic concentrations not only in front of the Israeli embassy but also in front of all Jewish institutions.”

“…detect and watch, by the intelligence entities of the State and by the social comptroller of the organized peoples, the undercover agents of Mossad and NGOs and other groups of the so called civil society (including the filthy (“escuálidos”) students of the private and autonomous universities) that have received advice and financing from the artificial state of Israel.”

“…purge the government institutions of those filthy officials, that with or without the red beret act in favor of the interests of Zionist groups located in our country.”

“…nationalization of the companies and confiscation of the assets of the Zionist Jews that support the excesses of the Nazi fascist state of Israel and the immediate donation of said assets to the Palestinians, victims of the present holocaust.”

The complete document in Spanish is here: ¿Cómo apoyar a Palestina frente al estado artificial de israel?


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