Ukrainian synagogue vandalized again

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Vandals struck the synagogue in a northeastern Ukraine city for the fifth time in as many years.

Late in the evening April 4, two cans of red paint were splashed on the walls of the synagogue in Sumy, the chairman of the city’s Jewish community, Aleksander Goron, told the Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union (UCSJ). The synagogue had been attacked three months earlier.

“At best it’s typical anti-Semitism and dislike of Jews,” Goron said, according to UCSJ. “At worst it’s an ideology, a policy.” — jta