French rabbi receives death threats on Facebook

French police said they were investigating death threats made on Facebook against the country’s chief rabbi.

Polices said that they are looking for people connected to a photomontage disseminated through Facebook that shows Rabbi Gilles Bernheim with a revolver pointing at his head. The picture shows Bernheim wearing a Star of David on his forehead.

A lighter labeled as containing Zyklon B — the compound used in Nazi gas chambers — is being held up to his nostrils. The photomontage is signed by Bakala LBD.

Bakala LBD is the name of a Facebook user whose page contains profanities about Israel and maps that purport to depict the expansion of the Jewish presence in Israel and the West Bank. — jta