WASHINGTON (Jul. 15)
B’nai B’rith is tightening security at its major facilities around the world following a bombing last Saturday of its offices in Paris, it was reported here today. The explosion in Paris ripped apart doors, blew out windows and caused other minor damage on the sixth floor of a building in the center of the city that houses both offices and residences. No one was injured.
Police declined to place blame. But Jean Pierre Bloch, president of the B’nai B’rith in France, theorized that the bomb was placed by the same right-wing group that claimed responsibility for bombing a synagogue in Cannes two days earlier. Others speculated that the bombing was in retaliation for the recent Israeli rescue operation in Uganda.