Vandals set fire to the home of the chief rabbi of a Ukraine city.
The unknown vandals broke into the Chabad center of Uzhgorod on Oct. 5, during the holiday of Simchat Torah, and set fire to the home of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Taichman, the chief rabbi of Uzhgorod and the Transcarpathian region.
Rabbi Taichman, his wife and children were celebrating the holiday in the nearby city of Mukachevo. When they returned home Friday evening, they found the lock forced and their Uzhgorod home looted.
The intruders stole money, passports and some official records and documents.
Law enforcement agencies are investigating the case but no arrests have been reported.
Uzhgorod, a Ukrainian city located on the border with Slovakia, is home to an active Jewish community that is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine.
The American Jewish Committee intensified its claim for the arrest of former Iranian officials accused of participating in the deadly attack on an Argentine Jewish center.
On Monday, The Wall Street Journal published a letter by David Harris, the AJCommittee’s executive director, calling for Interpol to arrest six Iranians accused by the Argentine Justice Department of being involved in the 1994 AMIA bombing. The attack on the main Jewish center in Buenos Aires killed 85 and wounded hundreds.
Argentina forwarded a demand to Interpol for the arrest of eight Iranians and a Hezbollah leader, and in March Interpol agreed to demand the arrest of six of them.
Interpol will discuss the issue next month at its annual general assembly.
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