ADL condemns raid on Venezuelan Jewish community center

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Tuesday called a police raid at a Jewish community center in Caracas, Venezuela "inexplicable and unjustifiable" and joined the Venezuelan Jewish community's call for a formal investigation. "We are outraged by the inexplicable raid on Club Hebraica and are deeply concerned that the Jewish community in Venezuela is once again the target of intimidation," said Glen S. Lewy, ADL National Chair, and Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "Such tactics have no place in a democratic society where civility, liberty and social justice should prevail." In the December 1 raid, members of a police unit that investigates drug trafficking and terrorism reportedly broke the main gate and searched the premises, but made no arrests.