"Just days after the international community commemorated the Holocaust in ceremonies of remembrance throughout the world, a synagogue in Caracas was the scene of a modern day Kristallnacht. For five hours, violent anti-Semites profaned and vandalized the most sacred space and objects of Jewish life, leaving behind graffiti that said “Get out,” “Death to All,” and “Damn Israel, Death.” This violent attack occurring on the Jewish Sabbath is reminiscent of the darkest days leading to the Shoah, when Jews were attacked and synagogues and Torahs vandalized and destroyed under the guard of the Nazi regime."
The other report was from the Wiesenthal Center that said, "Hugo Chavez's demonization of Israel and the Jewish community set the stage for a shocking five hour invasion and desecration of a synagogue in Caracas on the Jewish Sabbath."
Yesterday, after 3 days of investigation by the "Cuerpo de Investigaciones Científicas, Penales y Criminalísticas (CICPC) and the "Ministerio del Poder Popular para las Relaciones Interiores y Justicia", Venezuela's Minister of Information Jesse Chacon Escamillo said they now suspect that the purported crime was actually committed by the Zionists themselves.
The preliminary findings of the investigation prompted President Hugo Chavez to declare, "Son ellos mismos, asi lo digo al pais! ("It is them, this I say to the nation!"). President Chavez added, "Habrá que preguntarse a quiénes convienen estos hechos" ("One has to ask, who does this act benefit").
Venezuelan investigators became suspicious when many aspects of the purported crime did not add up. The synagogue rabbis first reported that "15 chavistas" had broken into their "sacred place" on the night of Friday January 30th and that they had remain there for hours. The Caracas synagogue is heavily fortified and has high electrified walls surrounding it. In addition it is located in a very busy street and on the night of the alleged crime there were hundreds of person walking by the synagogue because of an international soccer game taking place nearby. Investigators could not locate anyone noticing "15 chavistas" climbing the synagogue walls.
Most telling is that investigators knew that the synagogue has many security cameras installed that tape inside and outside for 24 hours. When the rabbis were asked for the tapes, the rabbis said that the "chavistas" stole them. This is very curious because many expensive items inside the synagogue were not reported stolen. The nature of the amateurish "antisemitic" graffiti on the walls inside the synagogue is also extremely suspect. Most suspicious of all were the photographs that the rabbis provided of the "sacred objects of Jewish life" they say were "desecrated." The menorahs, books and other items are seen on the photographs neatly placed but scattered on the floor.
The claim of phoney antisemitic hate crimes by Zionists and certain Jewish organizations have been a favorite ploy for decades. These accusations are made to gain political advantage, especially when the group is being criticized for their crimes like their most recent ones in Gaza. This is the primary reason why they do not allow anyone to criticize the truthfulness of the "shoa". They claim that Jews were turned into "soap bars", that their skins where made into "lampshades" and that their "gold fillings" were turned into gold bars by the Nazis. This is also the reason why they are presently asking for the Roman Catholic Pope to resign because last week he forgave Bishop Richard Williamson for saying that he did not believe Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps in "gas chambers."
There have been numerous exposed antisemitic hate crime hoaxes throughout history. We reported on a very interesting one that occurred at Claremont-McKenna College on March 9, 2004. On that day, the Zionist press and the Los Angeles Times reported a "vicious antisemitic hate crime" and "the worst incident of hate in recent history at the Claremont Colleges". Apparently Professor Kerri Dunn, who had recently converted to Judaism, reported that when she was returning to her car around 8 p.m. on March 9 she noticed that her front window was shattered, the tires slashed, and the body of her vehicle covered with spray-painted antisemitic epithets. She said that the words “Kike Whore" and a "Swastika" were painted on her vehicle.
The purported hate crime turned the colleges upside down. All five colleges were closed on the following day by the respective college administrations in order to stage rallies and meetings against hate and to show support for the purported victim. It did not take long for the Jewish student organization Hillel of B'nai B'rith to jump into action. Hillel representative D’ror Chankin-Gould said the attack came as no surprise. He linked the incident to growing antisemitism worldwide. “We are here to say that we are scared,” said Chankin-Gould. “Swastikas and broken glass trigger potent memories for Jews.”
Finally, on March 18, the Claremont Police Department as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that the so call "antisemitic hate crime" was actually a "hoax" perpetrated by Professor Kerri Dunn herself. Two independent witnesses came forward declaring that they saw Professor Dunn commit the vandalism on her own car. Professor Dunn was convicted for filing a false report and other crimes on August 18, 2004.
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