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Jewish Sites in Toronto Defaced

January 21, 1991
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Three Toronto-area synagogues and two other Jewish institutions were defaced with anti-Israel graffiti Thursday night at about the time that Iraq was firing SCUD missiles at Israel.

The vandalism appears to have been the work of one person or group. The Canadian Jewish Congress has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the vandals.

Karen Mock, national director of the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada, said slogans that appeared to be related to the Palestine Liberation Organization were sprayed across the windows, doors and outside walls of Beth David Synagogue, Pride of Israel Synagogue and the Associated Hebrew School.

The North Jewish Community Center, which houses the CJC, was also a target.

The wall of the Jewish center was painted with the words “PLO/Hussein. Israel No.”

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