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        11/6/2013, Kislev 3, 5774

      Toronto University Arrests Unruly Anti-Israel Students


      Security personnel at York University in Toronto, Canada arrested members of a group called Students Against Israeli Apartheid who held a loud rally on campus. The group posted a message on their Facebook page stating, "We sought to draw attention to the hypocrisy of the University administration for encouraging a spirit rally in Vari Hall while sanctioning our club for holding a rally on March 27 to demand divestment from Israeli apartheid. The administration also banned a Palestinian alumnus and member of SAIA by threatening to charge him with trespass if he were to enter York University property." The group further demanded that the university "divest from Israeli apartheid."

      According to the Shalom Toronto media outlet, the loud protest in Vari Hall disrupted the normal learning atmosphere, disturbed a meeting of academic officials and was held against the decision of the university.