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Haredim leave village in Guatemala: threatened by lynching

Ugly anti-Semitism or an attempt at religious coercion? A community of 230 ultra-Orthodox Jews began leaving an Indian village in Guatemala yesterday (Thursday), where they have lived for six years, following accusations and counter-accusations regarding discrimination and threats. Their departure from San Juan La Lugana, a town on the shores of Lake Atitlan 200 km from the capital Guatemala City, came following a meeting on Friday in which Jews and locals were unable to reach an agreement.



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