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Rally Against Anti-semitism

October 20, 1980
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Some 1000 people held a rally here at the Beth Emeth Synagogue last Friday to condemn international terrorism and to express solidarity with the Jews of France. The rally endorsed a resolution calling for an investigation of terrorist activities and firm action against terrorists.

The rally was sponsored by the International Affairs Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Among those addressing the gathering was Rabbi Gunther Plaut, former CJC president; representatives of the Ontario Federation of Labor, United Catholic Church and Anglican churches; Ontario and federal government officials. Among those in attendance were government opposition leaders and municipal mayors. French Consul General Pierre Guerand and French Embassy Press Attache Jean Pierre Philippe were on the dais.

Similar public meetings were held the same night in Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton, all sponsored by the International Affairs Committee of the CJC.

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