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Two Synagogues Smeared with Paint

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Two western Ontario synagogues in cities 125 miles apart were struck by vandals daubing red paint on buildings and leaving identical anti-Israel messages. The messages on Bethel in Windsor and Or Shalom in London read, in part: “Blood of men, women and children killed in Lebanon washes your school and synagogue. Bombs used in Lebanon were bought with money stolen from people of Canada and United States. Today we wash your synagogue and school with their blood. Tomorrow it may be your own blood, Yours Truly, Anti-Zionist Forces of America.”

Gerald Klein, president of the London Jewish Community Council, said the desecration of any religious institution is deplorable and for Jews invokes bitter memories. If people want to protest they should do so openly in daylight and not like thieves in the night. Clearly the Canadian process of dissent and ? test is not carried out in this manner, he said.

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