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  Tevet 24, 5770 , 10/01/10

No Charges Brought Against Anti-Semitic Mob in Moldova

Prosecutors in Moldova have refused to bring charges against members of a mob that tore down a menorah in the capital Chisinau and put up a cross in its place while chanting anti-Semitic slogans. Despite video clips seen all over the world on Youtube and other sites that show clear violations of Moldova’s laws against inciting ethnic and religious hatred, as well as the faces of those who tore down the menorah, the Prosecutor’s Office claims that it has found no evidence that a crime was committed. The incident generated widespread criticism from the international Jewish community, as well as initial condemnation from the Moldovan government.
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