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Watch: Damascus synagogue in ruins
Roi Kais
Published: 14.03.13, 22:46
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1. Oy Vey!
Avi ,   NYC, USA   (03.14.13)
But still, this synagogue is in a much better shape than the hundreds of mosques that were erased (together with their surrounding villages) by Israel.
2. Syria today :-(
Mark ,   London, UK   (03.14.13)
Very sad but thankfully hardly any jews there now and I guess none will be hurrying back.
3. Oy Vey Avi
ASTRONAUT ,   SC, USA   (03.15.13)
Figures a naive response like this comes from liberal-la-la-land of NYC.
4. yo Avi
Yossi ,   England,UK   (03.15.13)
Neturey Karta huh ? Only a complete loser will take this opportunity to slam Israel instead of being deeply sad for the loss of the synagogue. Just to be clear: any place of worship MUST be respected :Church,Mosque and Synagogues etc. God bless Israel !
5. 1
care to provide evidence to your claim. newspaper articles, pictures, archives, etc..."AVI"
6. respect.
jochair ,   Jerusalem Israel   (03.15.13)
The Jews of Damascus cannot protect their property, they would do better by destroying the Umayyad mosque, that will earn them Moslim respect If not Israel is safe for Jews.
7. #1 likes to make up history. We know the Jordanians blew up
Ron ,   Melbourne, Australia   (03.15.13)
#1 Avi likes to imagine History to fit his predetermined views. We know that the Jordanians had blew up many tens of synagogues in Jerusalem. We know of previous destruction of Synagoges (and churches ,etc) and Muslim countries. But the hundreds of Mosques destroyed by Israel there is no records ..
8. Like any Syrians care. Just using the damage for propaganda
SG ,   Teaneck   (03.15.13)
9. Destruction of Jewish Holy Places
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (03.15.13)
This is a crime against humanity.
10. #1 Mooslim Avi
Daniel ,   NY, USA   (03.15.13)
Nice try Mohammed ... There is not a single mosque ever destroyed by Jews. You know why?! Because we are not animals. Live and let live!
11. Oy vey
Tom ,   NYC   (03.15.13)
Who says he's in New York......
12. #1 Avi Except that there are no 2000 year old mosques
Zvi   (03.15.13)
That synagogue is older than Islam. Older than Christianity. When it was built, there were no Arabs in Syria at all. That particular synagogue is absolutely unique. As for mosques, there are a lot of CLAIMS put forth by the Palestinians, but most of them are nonsense. What you DO know is that Israel has never harmed the mosque which, in Israel, supposedly matters most to Muslims: the one that was erected to subjugate the Temple Mount and demonstrate Muslim superiority over Jews and Christians. Regardless of the reason for the construction of that mosque, or the disgusting degree of archaeological vandalism carried out by construction workers within it (who deliberately destroy the archaeological remains of the Temple below), Israel HAS NOT TOUCHED IT. But then, Assad's regime is a group of psychopaths, and his enemies are little better. You, on the other hand, are either naive or wilfully stupid.
13. Avi Oy Vey
Kazoo ,   New York   (03.15.13)
And it is in much much better shape than the shia/sunni mosques bombed by fellow shia/sunni on a daily basis. You probably don't pay too much attention to those headlines. Who has destroyed more mosques, Avi? Israel or Muslims?
14. Avi.s response
Pearl ,   Jerusalem   (03.15.13)
This article is very sad and heartbreaking but Avi's far out and far from the truth comment is even sadder..
15. Time to remove Al Aqsa mosk.
Beary White ,   Norway   (03.15.13)
As we see over and over again, the islamic followers destroy everything that is not islamic. It is time for the world to accept the al-aqsa mosk to be removed. It is just an ordinary building, used in praying time for the islamics,- they even turn the asses onto it when they gather to pray in the mekke-direction...
16. what a joke and the dumb readers believe
holy warrior ,   uk   (03.15.13)
That the Asad army who have protected these sites for decades have all of a sudden decided to destroy them for jp reason and against their constitution. Where as the so call free syrian arny full of saudi and qatari terrorista who have made their intentions clear about turnung their sights to israel afrer asad had nothing to do with it? Come to your senses people..
17. Synagogues in Aden
After the Jews left Aden in June 1967, the local Arabs have burnt and destroyed all Synagogues in Aden. Sefer Torah, Bible books, Teffilin, Preyer shawls etc,. was burnt thrown all over the place. Shame on you Islam.
18. ok
zetzky   (03.15.13)
One synagogue damage won't harm the well being of Jews anywhere, it can always be rebuilt. Besides why is Israel supporting Assad, and why expect that in war where mosqs are destroyed that somehow miraculously a synagogue will be undamaged. Israel has destroyed many mosqs too, its as easy as google. We'll get over it shalom
19. Leave now!
European Christian   (03.15.13)
Jews, Christians - you should leave now! Syria is not a safe place to anyboby - but even if the current war stops - the radical islamists will be in power then!
20. To: Whack Job at No. 18
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.15.13)
Do you mind documenting what mosques you claim Israel destroyed? While you're at it, why don't you check into the fact that the Jordanians dynamited 48 synagogues, including the beautiful Hurva Synagogue? Google that, you moron.
21. #1, Nice try, Ibrahim, but you don't fool anyone.
Jake   (03.15.13)
22. I think "Avi" is really an "Ali"
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.15.13)
23. To: European Christian at No. 19
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.15.13)
Your heart is in the right place but, sadly, the tiny remnant of the one-time robust Jewish community in Syria is not permitted to leave. The same is true for the Jewish community in Iran. Most Jews made it out of Syria and most of the Jewish community of Iran has left, but those that remain cannot leave.
24. A tragic loss of Jewish AND Syrian National Heritage
Tim ,   Brighton   (03.15.13)
25. #9 Since when was destroying a building..
Robert ,   Australia   (03.16.13)
..."a crime against humanity?"
26. To: No. 25
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (03.17.13)
Oh! Does that mean that Israel can blow up that ugly blue eyesore in Jerusalem? THANK YOU! It's high time for it to go, and I am very glad that you realize this. After all ... it's destroying an ugly building, right? No crime against humanity there!
27. To no 1 - Oy Vey of such hatred
Sam1am ,   FC, calif   (03.17.13)
28. Stupid Avi #1
Shiel of David ,   USA   (04.01.13)
Israel does not have to destroy Mosques... The Moslems, the Arabs.... Are already doing it.... !!!
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