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January 22, 2004
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An Israeli official and a Canadian Jewish leader walked out of an event in Montreal honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Israel’s consul general in Montreal, Marc Attali, said he walked out of Monday night’s event to protest a speech by Yahya Abdul Rahman, editor of the Montreal Muslim News Network, the Montreal Gazette reported. Rahman began his speech by referring to the death of Tom Hurndall, a British pro-Palestinian activist who was fatally wounded by an Israeli soldier in April.

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