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Jews Protest Statue With Trampled Star Of David

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posted on Nov, 21 2005 @ 08:28 PM
FEOR (The Federation of Jewish Communities) protest a newly installed monument in the Russian city of Belgorod, a statue of a Russian prince on horseback trampling upon a Khazar warrior with a Star of David. FEOR say the Star of David was never a symbol of the Khazar Empire and "Judaism was not the religion confessed by all the people in that state". They find this statue most offensive and say it is distorting history.

Interfax: The Federation of Jewish Communities protests against the presence of a Star of David in a new sculpture in Belgorod

21 November 2005

The Federation of Jewish Communities described as provocation the installation of a monument to Prince Svyatoslav in Belgorod, mounted on a horse trampling upon a Khazar warrior with ‘a Star of David’.

‘The Federation believes the installation of the monument designed by Vyacheslav Klykov to be a provocation which does not only distorts history, but also makes an extremely negative impact on the present’, reads the Federation’s statement circulated in Moscow on Monday.

The Federation of Jewish Communities has stated its intention to make an examination of the actions by the Belgorod authorities who have given their permission to install such a monument.

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I understand completely why they find this offensive. I wonder what the motives were for installing a statue of this kind. Could this have been an error and an "honest mistake"? Or is the FEOR wrong about the symbol not being used by the Khazar Empire?

Related links:
WikiPedia: Star of David

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