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Petah Tikva: Swastikas sprayed in synagogue
YNet ^ | May 4, 2006 | Raanan Ben-Zur

Posted on 05/04/2006 7:30:52 AM PDT by Alouette

Walls, arc, Torah book at city’s Great Synagogue sprayed with swastikas; ‘Hitler’ sprayed on front door. ‘It's insane,’ says one worshiper

VIDEO - Worshippers who arrived on Thursday morning to pray in the Great Synagogue in Petah Tikva were shocked to discover that the synagogue was broken into and the walls, arc and even a Torah book were spayed with swastikas. The worshipers called the police who initiated an investigation and dispatched the Forensics Division to help and possibly identify the perpetrators. Back in March another synagogue in Petah Tikva was desecrated.

Yaakov Pelhaimer, who prays in the synagogue and is also a member of the city council, said: "What they have done is no longer an act of hatred, but insanity. Several people broke into the synagogue and desecrated the place with swastikas and wrote 'Hitler'. I'm not talking about one caption but a lot of graffiti. There is even one writing we can't decipher and it seems that it has to do with Satan's cult."

Pelhaimer added that the synagogue exists for over 100 years and it's a central place, open to everyone. "My uncle worships there. He and his family arrived from Germany after he lost part of his family in the Holocaust. How can a man who lost his family in the Holocaust face this synagogue with swastikas? And it's only been 10 days since the Holocaust Memorial Day.

"This scene is beyond horrifying; desecrated Torah books, swastikas sprayed on the arc, on the stage where people pray on, dozens of swastikas. I hate to think what the perpetrators could do to other people. What has been done to the synagogue is a dark day, not only to residents of Petah Tikva, but also to the county and for all Jews", added Pelhaimer.

At beginning of March a similar incident took place in the Rambam Synagogue in Petah Tikva, where the perpetrators sprayed swastikas and wrote "Death to the Jews" on the synagogue's walls. Similar writings were found also on the walls of a nearby yeshiva and a kindergarten.

Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said that "Desecration of the synagogue is reminiscent of darker days when synagogues in Europe were desecrated and we hope that the perpetrators will be caught soon and be judged to the maximum sentence."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: desecration; israel; synagogue


1 posted on 05/04/2006 7:30:55 AM PDT by Alouette
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2 posted on 05/04/2006 7:31:37 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 35-38)
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To: Alouette

These criminals were so dumb they couldn't even draw the swastika properly...........


3 posted on 05/04/2006 7:34:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (In warfare there are no constant conditions. --- The Art of War by SunTzu)
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To: Red Badger
These criminals were so dumb they couldn't even draw the swastika properly...........

hehehe. I saw that. What group was it that orignally used that symbol. Hindus? Can this be the work of rampaging Hindus?
4 posted on 05/04/2006 7:36:53 AM PDT by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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To: P-40

The symbol itself has been used by many cultures across the world from ancient times. Even the Indian cultures of the great southwest used it in pottery and basket weaving over a thousand years ago. It is simple and easy to make, except by hate filled dummies that are more concerned with gettin caught than artistic value.........


5 posted on 05/04/2006 7:39:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (In warfare there are no constant conditions. --- The Art of War by SunTzu)
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To: Red Badger

Yes, the are all reversed like the non-Nazi swastikas.


6 posted on 05/04/2006 7:39:49 AM PDT by claudiustg (Build a fence. They won't come.)
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To: claudiustg; P-40; Alouette

Maybe they were Dsylexic Nazis.......


7 posted on 05/04/2006 7:42:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (In warfare there are no constant conditions. --- The Art of War by SunTzu)
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To: Alouette

Where is Petah Tikvah?.......


8 posted on 05/04/2006 7:49:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (In warfare there are no constant conditions. --- The Art of War by SunTzu)
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To: Red Badger

About 5 miles NE of Tel Aviv.

more info here

http://www.petah-tikva.muni.il/htmls/english/municipality.html#9


9 posted on 05/04/2006 8:12:23 AM PDT by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Red Badger; P-40

The symbol itself has been used by many cultures across the world from ancient times. Even the Indian cultures of the great southwest used it in pottery and basket weaving over a thousand years ago. It is simple and easy to make, except by hate filled dummies that are more concerned with gettin caught than artistic value.........

5 posted on 05/04/2006 8:39:25 AM MDT by Red Badger

There are many who believe that is a sign from haSatan.

It symbolizes a broken cross, a sign denying the redemptive power of Y'shua.


10 posted on 05/04/2006 8:21:25 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Hosea 6:6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings)
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To: XeniaSt

It was just a simple artistic design not unlike the greek key design.........


11 posted on 05/04/2006 8:22:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (In warfare there are no constant conditions. --- The Art of War by SunTzu)
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To: Red Badger
Maybe they were Dsylexic Nazis.......

Would those be "Zanis"?

-Eric

12 posted on 05/04/2006 8:28:07 AM PDT by E Rocc (Behavior that is rewarded is repeated)
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To: Alouette

I still find it hard to believe or comprehend that such things could happen in Israel! Whoever the perpetrators are, they are some kind of sick puppies. They should be forced to clean up everything and than have a few IDF types take them out back for a long session with a very big hickory switch!


13 posted on 05/04/2006 8:31:13 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Illegals - taking the rights Americans don't have - tell them No Tu Puede)
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To: Alouette

Our Catholic Church was smeared with swastikas and other hateful graffiti about a month and a half ago. A local synagogue sent a card of sympathy and a check to help with the clean-up. We usually don't see much of this stuff happening where I live, but I think it is on the increase and probably being generated by the network of hate groups on the net.


14 posted on 05/04/2006 9:02:02 AM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Red Badger
My father served with the 45th Infantry Division (National Guard - Oklahoma/New Mexico/Colorado) in WW2 in Europe (Sicily to Germany). The initial unit patch was this reversed swastika which became an embarrassment when the Nazi Party adopted their version. Subsequently the 45th ID used the "Thunderbird" patch throughout WW2 and Korea.

This original patch came from the Amerindian tradition and was of additional significance in that the original compliment of the 45th came from 4 states (Arizona went elsewhere before WW2 service). FYI: This was the original home of the famous "Joe & Willie" GI Cartoonist, Bill Mauldin, whom my father knew then and after the war.

15 posted on 05/04/2006 9:02:31 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Alouette

I know what we have to do. Let's go burn some embassies!

*spins the roulette wheel*

See you in hell....*squints at the wheel* East Timor!

/sarc


16 posted on 05/04/2006 9:15:10 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Convert from ECUSA

Many non-Jews came from Russia. Some of them are bloody antisemytes.


17 posted on 05/04/2006 9:45:47 AM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Mi-kha-el

What are you writing about?? It was probably the pallies!!


18 posted on 05/04/2006 4:50:14 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (Violent islam is the same as plain islam. No peace at all.... Just mass mayhem.)
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