B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith decries the arson attack on a synagogue on the Greek island of Corfu on the morning of the first day of Passover, April 19. Vandals broke into the Scuola Greca Synagogue of Corfu and set fire to a pile of prayer books. Police, who were patrolling the area, were able to prevent the fire from spreading further.
A synagogue on the island of Crete was targeted in a similar arson attack in January of 2010. These alarming attacks in Greece represent a troubling pattern emerging in the country.
B’nai B’rith calls on the authorities to expeditiously press the investigation and apprehend those who carried out this malicious attack.