Anti-Semitic acts strike Buenos Aires


BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — A Jewish school and the property of a Jewish businessman were painted with anti-Semitic graffiti in Buenos Aires.

Painted swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti were discovered Sunday on The Buenos Aires Yeshurun Jewish High School, in the Palermo neighborhood.

Security cameras captured five young men painting the graffiti, but no arrests have been made. The school is located blocks from the police station.

Anti-Semitic graffiti was painted over the weekend on the Lomas de Zamora Court home and van of Roberto Golber, who serves on the Buenos Aires School Board. Golber filed a complaint Sunday with police.

Meanwhile, a former police officer reportedly is set to be questioned in a wiretapping case involving the phone of a member of the Familiares y Amigos de las Victimas of the AMIA attack support group.

Sergio Burstein, whose wife was killed in the 1994 bombing of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center, was in New York to attend the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in late September when the wiretapping occurred.

A judge from the northern province of Misiones reportedly ordered a criminal investigation.

Representatives of the support group say the wiretapping is an effort to intimidate the families of the victims of the bombing attack, who continue to press their case for justice with the Argentine government.

"Why someone would take this measure is difficult to understand,” Burstein told JTA.

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