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Israel Update:
Efrat Synagogue Desecrated, October 27, 2000

The main synagogue in the Israeli settlement of Efrat was desecrated overnight. According to Efrat Chief rabbi Shlomo Riskin, the synagogue walls were covered with anti-Semitic and anti-Israel graffitti, written in Arabic and Hebrew, proclaiming "Hitler destroys all of the vermin" and "Hizbollah is here." Fortunately, no religious items were touched. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post radio, Rabbi Riskin spoke about the excellent relations Efrat has enjoyed with neighboring Arab villages, but he also said that the time is ripe for Efrat to take additional security measures.

The Jerusalem Post interview with Rabbi Riskin
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