Lehava protests Jerusalem Christmas fair

Anti-assimilation activists denounce YMCA fair as attempt to steal Jewish souls.

Matt Wanderman,

Christmas party at Jerusalem YMCA
Christmas party at Jerusalem YMCA
Yossi Zamir/Flash 90

The anti-assimilation group Lehava is protesting the annual Jerusalem YMCA's annual Christmas fair.

Eyewitnesses say that there are about a dozen activists, including the organization's head Bentzi Gopstein, have gathered in protest.

Some yell slogans, such as "The Arabs won't defeat us with knives, and the Christians won't buy us with gifts," while other sing Chanukah songs. Many hold signs demanding that Christians leave the country.

Baruch Marzel, a prominent follower of Rabbi Meir Kahane, is also reported to be participating in the demonstration.




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