Jewish Protesters Stage Sit-In at Israeli Consulate

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Jewish Protesters Stage Sit-In at Israeli Consulate

The Israeli consulate at Bloor and Avenue was briefly taken over by a group of women, Jewish protesters, earlier today. The group, which includes writer and activist Judy Rebick and local filmmaker B. H. Yael, was protesting the recent invasion of Gaza, as well as the Canadian government’s failure to condemn that military action. Their stated aim was to “send a clear statement that many Jewish-Canadians do not support Israel′s violence and apartheid policies… [and join] with people of conscience all across the world who are demanding an end to Israeli aggression and justice for the Palestinian people.” Police moved in on the group shortly after their arrival and are now arresting at least some of the protesters.

CORRECTION: JANUARY 7, 2009
The Israeli consulate is located at Bloor and Avenue, not at Bloor and University, as the article originally stated—the latter two streets never meet.

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