Argentina Chief Rabbi Severely Beaten in Anti-Semitic Attack

Argentina Chief Rabbi Severely Beaten in Anti-Semitic Attack

Credit:(Photo: Courtesy AMIA)

Twenty-five years ago, Iranian-backed terrorists bombed the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 85 and injuring hundreds more. Now, The Times of Israel’s Joshua Davidovich reports, the country’s chief rabbi is in serious condition after attackers invaded his home, bound his wife, and beat him while referencing the previous attack:

Argentina’s chief rabbi was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after being beaten during a home invasion Monday.

The attack on Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Once was condemned by Jewish groups as an anti-Semitic attack.

The attackers, who entered the home of Davidovich in the pre-dawn hours, shouted “We know you are AMIA’s rabbi,” while beating him, according to local press reports…

Over the weekend, headstones in a Jewish cemetery in the San Luis section of the capital were vandalized. Officials said it was not clear if the attack was anti-Semitic in nature.

In November, soccer fans in Argentina chanted about “killing the Jews to make soap” during a match with a team historically associated with the Jewish community and rioted when the visitors won.

Tags: Anti-Semitism Latin America

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