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Bank account of Jewish organization in Crimea looted

By Mason White 4:45 PM June 1, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A Jewish organization in Crimea, announced that their bank account was looted by unidentified subjects.

37,500 hryvnias ($3,150) disappeared from the bank account of the Jewish religious organization held at Privatbank, Anatoli Guendine, the leader of the Ner Tamid community of Reform Judaism, said.

“The 37,500 hryvnias were looted,” Guendine said after receiving a text message indicating that the account balance of Ner Tamid plummeted to zero.

“It seems that Igor Kolomoiski, a Ukrainian oligarch who is CEO of Privatbank and president of the European Jewish Union, needs funds to create a new army intended to protect and fight against the terrorists or against those who do not want to submit to his laws. Which laws of the Torah allow a Jew to steal money from a Jewish religious organization?” Guendine ranted in a statement released on Thursday, by the Russian Jewish Congress.

A spokesperson for Privatbank said that he had no information about the disappearance of the Ner Tamid funds.