Several pigs’ heads were mailed in boxes last week to Jewish institutions in Rome, including the city’s main synagogue and the Israeli embassy, according to a report in La Repubblica Saturday.

Police intercepted the package that was mailed to the embassy in the prestigious Parioli neighborhood of Rome, after similar “gifts” had been received by the synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Rome.

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“Those who insult the Jewish community offend Rome,” said Rome’s mayor Ignazio Marino in a tweet. “We reject the intimidation outright.”

The synagogue’s parcel was delivered Friday moments after staff had received an anonymous phone call warning about a bomb delivered to them.

Bomb disposal experts were rushed to the scene, only to discover a pig’s head, which they believe came from a slaughterhouse.

According to La Repubblica, Rome has seen an unprecedented level of antisemitic intimidation, in anticipation of International Holocaust Memorial Day, Monday, January 27, which is the day of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Allies. The packages included bizarre references to Theodor Herzl, founder of the political Zionist movement, and Holocaust denial slogans, which police believe were intended to “scare the Jewish economy.”

Police are investigating fingerprints and DNA traces found on the packages, which had been secured with packing tape and delivered by the same postal company, TNT. The three parcels arrived at TNT on the evening of January 23 and shipped from a fulfillment center in the southern part of Rome.

On Saturday morning, swastikas and antisemitic slogans have appeared on the walls of buildings in Rome’s third sub-municipality. One of the inscriptions reads “The Holocaust is a lie,” and another is a slur against Anne Frank.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. The Nebuchadnezzar conversion – Most fascinating story in the Bible – Daniel chapter 4
    Nebuchadnezzaar became too proud, and God said, “sovereignty has been removed from you, and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.” Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.
    At the end of seven years Nebuchadnezzar repented, and publicly confessed his sin and Glod’s sovereignty, and God saved him.
    Pray that God will do all these things to obama.

  2. Anti-Jewish beliefs and activities are centuries old. Wouldn't expect them to change now. This is how it starts over again: Juvenile stupid acts like sending pig heads leads to bashing windows leads to bashing Jews…on and on.

  3. The Jew hating world is jealous of the Jews. Why?
    The Jews have outlived Rome, Greece, Spain, Nazi germany , Islamic wars against the Jews plus others.
    The Jews have huge brain power, which those anti Semites lack. They hatersd have their brain where they sit!.
    The Jews have contributed more to the world than any other people, although the Jews are small in number, compared with, sauy, Catholics, more than 1 billion. Other Chrsitians, more than 1 billion, Islam 1.5 billion.
    Jews? How is it the the world even notices us? We are in total, 14 million.
    With all those billions, what have they contributed to the world?
    Wars, death, destruction, hatred, and nothing much else.
    So, the Jews have made them all look like the idiots they are.

    The Jews are G-D's chosen people. No others were chosen by G-D. So, the jealousy is so bad, that they must hate those few people whom G-D loves. before anyone else.

  4. This is one offense we can probably rule out attributing to Muslims, to whom pigs are like kryptonite to Superman. We may also rule out Buddhists and Hindus; not found in significant numbers in Italy and who do not care about Jews anyway. Modern atheists too lack the passion for this kind of demonstration.

    No, the perpetrators can with near-certainty be identified as Christians, otherwise notable by their historic track record of kindness, soulful generosity, and spiritual sophistication. Agree or disagree with Christians, but they sure are a loving bunch, unlike the nasty old Pharisees and Sanhedrin!

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