Pro-Israel protesters punched by leftist activists

Far-left activists physically assault pro-Israel JDL members who came to Montreal to protest 'anti-Semitic' conference.

Dalit Halevi,

Montreal
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Pro-Israel protesters arriving in Montreal yesterday (Wednesday) to protest a conference they see as anti-Semitic, were attacked by far-left activists.

The protest against the "World Social Forum" conference was organized by the Jewish Defense League (JDL) branch that focuses on countering anti-Semitism in Canada.

The background information for one of the events at the conference featured the claim that Zionism and "global capitalism" are behind the rise of ISIS - a combination of the old anti-Semitic trope that "world Jewry" controls all the banks and extreme Israel-hatred - accompanied by a caricature with distinct anti-Semitic characteristics.

A short time after the pro-Israel protesters parked the cars with which they arrived from Toronto, they were surrounded by far-left activists associated with the "Solidarity Across Borders Anti-Racist Response Committee (SAB Antifa)" organization.

A witness told CIJnews that head of JDL Canada Meir Weinstein was punched in the face, while another woman sustained scratches.

Police prevented the protesters from coming near the location where the conference was being held, and advised them to file a police report for assault. The pro-Israel protesters left the area with a police escort.




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