19 January 2011

Montreal Jews Under Attack

I'm getting worried about the Jews living in Montreal, Quebec. This past weekend saw tremendous building damage against Jewish institutions there.
Five synagogues and a Jewish school were targeted by vandals who hurled rocks through windows between 2 and 3 a.m. Sunday.

The good thing is that the police there are taking these attacks seriously. Unfortunately this is not the first time Montreal Jews have felt under siege.
The weekend attacks resulted in only broken windows, but in one incident last March, the Ahavath Israel synagogue in Outremont was defaced with swastikas.

[Rabbi] Poupko [chairman of the Jewish Community Security Coordinating Committee] said he believes Montreal police are taking the attacks seriously, adding that police have moved quickly in the past to arrest those responsible for other attacks on Jewish institutions, such as the firebombing of the library at United Talmud Torah School in 2004 and the firebombing of the Jewish community centre in Snowdon in 2007.

What's going to happen there is anyone's guess.

Montreal Gazette Editorial: Anti-Semitic Attacks Disgrace Montreal

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