Monday, May 30, 2011
Venezuela - Homeless Squatters Occupy Synagogue in Caracas
Sinagoga invadida by Globovision
Venezuela - A group of about 20 homeless people stormed into a synagogue Monday in Caracas, arguing that the building had been abandoned and they needed a home.
The three-storey Beth Abraham synagogue in the Alta Florida neighbourhood of the Venezuelan capital has been undergoing renovation for the last two years, said representatives of Venezuela’s Jewish community.
In a recent clash with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Jewish groups including the Simon Wiesenthal Centre denounced what they saw as state anti-Semitism in the South American country.