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Grand Synagogue in Rome, Israeli embassy, museum receive pig head deliveries

By Mason White 4:25 PM January 26, 2014
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By: Ryan Lee Hall
Jews are angry after the main synagogue in Rome, Italy, received a pig head delivery.

“This is a despicable and cowardly act that offends the Jewish community and Romans,” Nicola Zingaretti, president of Lazio, the region where Rome is located, said.

The pig head was sent in a package to the Grand Synagogue of Rome on Friday, and similar packages were also sent to the Israeli Embassy in Rome, and a museum holding an exhibition on the Holocaust.

Police said that the anti-Semitic graffiti were also scrawled on the walls of a municipal building in the city.

Police were investigating, but so far, no arrests have been made.

A statement from the American Jewish Committee, said that the recent events were a serious alarm, and called for greater vigilance.