May 26, 2007

Cryptic Reasons for Flaring a Jewish Temple

Last Thurday, a synagogue in Geneva fell prey to a fire. The German Handelsblatt comments:
During the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, the largest synagogue in Geneva was destroyed by a fire on Thursday. The police proceed on the assumption of arson. Whether there is an antisemitic implication can't be told yet. Incidents like that are extremely rare in Switzerland.
We are relieved. How good of the Swiss!

And thanks to the Handelsblatt we are now saved from jumping to the premature and hackneyed conclusion that people who flare Jewish places of worship might necessarily be antisemites.