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Synagogue Burnt in Paris, Anti-Israel Protests in EU and US

Protesters were violent in several anti-Israel/pro-terror rallies in Europe over the weekend, and in a Paris suburb, a firebomb torched part of a synagogue.
French police in riot gear during an anti-Israel riot in Paris on Sunday, July 20, 2014.

French police in riot gear during an anti-Israel riot in Paris on Sunday, July 20, 2014.
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Last week the French Interior Minister decided to place a ban on rallies against Israel after several protests spiraled out of control in several locations in and around Paris. The ban was largely ignored.

Although a planned pro-Hamas rally scheduled for Saturday was called off, on Sunday a riot broke out after a crowd gathered at a northern Paris subway station. The crowd was initially calm, but then protesters, some wearing masks, began chanting, running and scaling walls of buildings, hoisting Hamas flags and tearing Israeli flags.

A firebomb smashed into a synagogue, which torched part of the house of worship.  A synagogue nearby was also reportedly attacked, and several cars were set aflame.

Protesters also smashed the windshields of several parked cars and looted shops, including a funeral parlor and a drugstore. Police were forced to use tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the rioting, according to Sky News.

The violence took place in Sarcelles, a parisienne suburb with a large Sephardic population.

Looters then began raiding shops, wrecking a funeral home and destroying its front window as others raided a drugstore which caught fire. Young girls grabbed baby milk inside. – See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/europe/2014/07/21/europeans-protest-against-gaza-conflict.html#sthash.ZFL2DFeI.dpuf
Looters then began raiding shops, wrecking a funeral home and destroying its front window as others raided a drugstore which caught fire. Young girls grabbed baby milk inside. – See more at: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/europe/2014/07/21/europeans-protest-against-gaza-conflict.html#sthash.ZFL2DFeI.dpuf

On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators protesting Israel’s military operation in Gaza confronted police in central Paris. Fourteen police officers were lightly wounded and 38 protesters were arrested.

Unruly protests against Israel’s use of its military to defend its citizens from terrorism were held this weekend in several European cities. Thousands marched in protest of Israeli actions and in support of the terrorists in Gaza in the cities of London and Vienna.

There were also demonstrations in cities across Canada and the United States, including in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia.

There was a pro-Israel rally in Philadelphia on Friday, which was followed by a much larger anti-Israel protest. A local rabbi who was present said a police officer told him they could not guarantee the safety of the Israel supporters.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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68 Responses to “Synagogue Burnt in Paris, Anti-Israel Protests in EU and US”

  1. From miami to the world, stay informed with the facts On israel! so that you may share it and counter the anti-semitism and anti israel wave!

    Facebook.com/SolidarityForTruth

  2. I live in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and a shopkeeper called me a fu–in’ Jew.

  3. Karen Bryant says:

    It’s the 21st century; I can’t believe that people can be this ignorant. This hatred doesn’t make any sense at all. The Jewish people have done more to bless this world through medicine and technology than any other people group. They should be held in respect.

  4. We need our own organizations besides JDL,etc. But can you imagine what would happen if a church or masjid were burnt down?? But French run from deodorant and soap, don’t they?

  5. We need our own organizations besides JDL,etc. But can you imagine what would happen if a church or masjid were burnt down?? But French run from deodorant and soap, don’t they?

  6. Sandra Camhi says:

    The haters will learn terror in their own countries as the murderers take their countries from them if they allow it and condone such vicious lies and brutality

  7. Sandra Camhi says:

    Boycott all haters

  8. Armed security and bodies of the rioters throwing the Molotov cocktails with multiple bullet wounds laying out for display will go a long way to solving attacks on synagogues

  9. Thats to be expected from those who initially sought asyllum fleeing from the terrorist violent countries they came from. Now living at the grace and leniency of the host countries; the first instance of a conflict with Israel; their hatred and deathwish for Israel shows; amusing; not one has the clarity and logic to say all this is due to Hamas not stopping its rocket attacks on Israel; they draw and provoke Israel to retaliate; then they start showing pictures of civilians killed in Gaza; Hamas are the ones showing pictures yet they dont feel the human cost of their own actions; and all these rioters blindly follow in this mad hatred of Israel; not clearly seeing the root cause of all the palestinian deaths; wounded; and damages. If Hamas wasn’t terrorist in its focus I dont think Gaza would be in the state its in; all this time they have been building tunnels; stockpiling weapons; not to attack Egypt but Israel; they bred hatred and enmity against Israel; now the poor people suffer because of them. Israel’s attack is the inevitable Logical line of response; any country would take in the event of constant rocket fire into its people; the aftermath; casualties; lakes of blood; deaths; injured civilians; is not on Israel; all this blood RESTS ON HAMAS; people may riot; burn synagogues; antisemetism escalating; IT doesnt change the fact that HAMAS IS TO BLAME FOR EVERYTHING HAPPENING IN GAZA

  10. Thats to be expected from those who initially sought asyllum fleeing from the terrorist violent countries they came from. Now living at the grace and leniency of the host countries; the first instance of a conflict with Israel; their hatred and deathwish for Israel shows; amusing; not one has the clarity and logic to say all this is due to Hamas not stopping its rocket attacks on Israel; they draw and provoke Israel to retaliate; then they start showing pictures of civilians killed in Gaza; Hamas are the ones showing pictures yet they dont feel the human cost of their own actions; and all these rioters blindly follow in this mad hatred of Israel; not clearly seeing the root cause of all the palestinian deaths; wounded; and damages. If Hamas wasn’t terrorist in its focus I dont think Gaza would be in the state its in; all this time they have been building tunnels; stockpiling weapons; not to attack Egypt but Israel; they bred hatred and enmity against Israel; now the poor people suffer because of them. Israel’s attack is the inevitable Logical line of response; any country would take in the event of constant rocket fire into its people; the aftermath; casualties; lakes of blood; deaths; injured civilians; is not on Israel; all this blood RESTS ON HAMAS; people may riot; burn synagogues; antisemetism escalating; IT doesnt change the fact that HAMAS IS TO BLAME FOR EVERYTHING HAPPENING IN GAZA

  11. Pro terror rallies believe their solving their own despair and their own problems through destruction. No matter the argument!

  12. Pro terror rallies believe their solving their own despair and their own problems through destruction. No matter the argument!

  13. Israel is killing hundred’s of innocent people and the Israeli web sites are loaded with comments about how Israel should kill them all wipe the dirty Arab’s off the face of the earth , kill every last one http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2696871/CNN-reporter-quickly-deletes-tweet-called-Israelis-cheering-missiles-striking-Gaza-scum.html this is how a civilized people think about there fellow human’s , everyone person is a miracle and equal to all ..

  14. Israel is killing hundred’s of innocent people and the Israeli web sites are loaded with comments about how Israel should kill them all wipe the dirty Arab’s off the face of the earth , kill every last one http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2696871/CNN-reporter-quickly-deletes-tweet-called-Israelis-cheering-missiles-striking-Gaza-scum.html this is how a civilized people think about there fellow human’s , everyone person is a miracle and equal to all ..

  15. Israel is killing hundred’s of innocent people and the Israeli web sites are loaded with comments about how Israel should kill them all wipe the dirty Arab’s off the face of the earth , kill every last one http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2696871/CNN-reporter-quickly-deletes-tweet-called-Israelis-cheering-missiles-striking-Gaza-scum.html this is how a civilized people think about there fellow human’s , everyone person is a miracle and equal to all ..

  16. Send these camels back to the desert!

  17. Trade every Jew for Arabs living In Israel. Then we will see what France will look like 5 years down the road.

  18. Trade every Jew for Arabs living In Israel. Then we will see what France will look like 5 years down the road.

  19. Muslim dogs God bless Israel!

  20. This time around, many Christians will stand with the Jews. There will not be a repeat of Nazi Germany. Not on our watch.

  21. Dale Stacy says:

    These demonstrations shouldn’t be allowed, they can’t behave

  22. Dale Stacy says:

    These demonstrations shouldn’t be allowed, they can’t behave

  23. Easy to kill civilians when the leaders of that movement are putting rockets in schools, using them as shields, and constantly taking their children to play in areas that are at high risk of being bombed!!

  24. who cares what they do in Paris , that country is screwed up to begin with

  25. Marcy Pollak says:

    Where was the French military? That is what it will take to rein in their violent Muslims, who do not understand the word diversity. They have said that they want to make this huge caliphate. You going to let them? You are truly fools over there, and ANYWHERE that you allow them a foothold. The handwriting is on the wall. Wake up world!!!!!!

  26. Marcy Pollak says:

    Where was the French military? That is what it will take to rein in their violent Muslims, who do not understand the word diversity. They have said that they want to make this huge caliphate. You going to let them? You are truly fools over there, and ANYWHERE that you allow them a foothold. The handwriting is on the wall. Wake up world!!!!!!

  27. Religion of peace my ass!

  28. Religion of peace my ass!

  29. Religion of peace my ass!

  30. Muslims contribution to the world= terrorism!

  31. Muslims contribution to the world= terrorism!

  32. Muslims contribution to the world= terrorism!

  33. so many happening this wk,,al bcos of islams..Lord help us..

  34. so many happening this wk,,al bcos of islams..Lord help us..

  35. Tim Cook says:

    Kill them if they try to harm anyone …

  36. Rinat Levin says:

    I’m not saying that the Israelis who want to kill all Arab are right but they are a minority in Israel and other Israelis consider that an extremist view. Also please keep in my that many Israelis have endured (and keep enduring) constant rocket fire. It’s very stressful to live under those circumstances and they blame all the Arabs for their suffering even tho it’s a minority who is attacking them. Just like you are grouping all the Israelis into one group with ignorant hatred so are they. Also the missiles sent by the Israeli government into gaza are aimed at rocket launchers, terror sights, terrorist bases etc. It’s both tru and tragic that there are civilian casualties but the ppl cheering are probably the destruction and death of terrorists which isn’t so bad. Also if u wanna play a numbers game in the Middle East, thousands more civilians were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan by the US and the UK and no one said a word about their armies lack of consideration of civilian casualties. Israel tries it’s best to minimize casualties yet they’re the only ones being criticized. Furthermore in times of war, ppl die and opposite side generally isn’t upset about collateral damage and their enemies’ defeats. And for the record lots of Israelis mourn over the tragic civilian deaths in gaza

  37. There is anti Muslim pro france rallies as well! They’re sick of those filthy people too

  38. There is anti Muslim pro france rallies as well! They’re sick of those filthy people too

  39. David Cohen says:

    All this hate just shows their jealousy and inferiority complex. They seem to be totally disconnected from reality.

  40. It was. I was stunned, but didn’t react

  41. It was. I was stunned, but didn’t react

  42. It was. I was stunned, but didn’t react

  43. Terrorist and all who support it are the true evil you can cry all you want but by your actions you show what kind of people you are! They kill homosexuals they kill women they kill each other, 9/11 you want me to keep listing??

  44. Terrorist and all who support it are the true evil you can cry all you want but by your actions you show what kind of people you are! They kill homosexuals they kill women they kill each other, 9/11 you want me to keep listing??

  45. Hey George Hamas shoots hundreds of rockets into Israel everyday indiscriminately luckily Israel has the iron dome why don’t you try to use your brain just a little! Gaza is tiny don’t you think Israel could of destroyed the whole place if they wanted to?

  46. And one more thing George Priola if you like them and feel bad for them and we are the bloodthirsty savages go troll some of the pro Palestine pages see what lovely things they have to say!!!

  47. And one more thing George Priola if you like them and feel bad for them and we are the bloodthirsty savages go troll some of the pro Palestine pages see what lovely things they have to say!!!

  48. David Cohen says:

    Rinat Levin, the rise of the extreme Nationalism is a reaction to the constant violence and dehumanizing rhetoric of the Jihadists and their far Right and far Left supporters. Any other people would have had a much larger and earlier movement lie This. Keeping in mind I am a Diaspora Jew in the U.S. I’m a little more removed from the violence than Jews in Europe and Israel.

  49. David Cohen says:

    Rinat Levin, the rise of the extreme Nationalism is a reaction to the constant violence and dehumanizing rhetoric of the Jihadists and their far Right and far Left supporters. Any other people would have had a much larger and earlier movement lie This. Keeping in mind I am a Diaspora Jew in the U.S. I’m a little more removed from the violence than Jews in Europe and Israel.

  50. David Cohen says:

    Rinat Levin, the rise of the extreme Nationalism is a reaction to the constant violence and dehumanizing rhetoric of the Jihadists and their far Right and far Left supporters. Any other people would have had a much larger and earlier movement lie This. Keeping in mind I am a Diaspora Jew in the U.S. I’m a little more removed from the violence than Jews in Europe and Israel.

  51. Why does Paris tolerate these Moslems violence?

  52. take one good look at what’s going on in Syria and the rest of the Arab world, where the killings are the norm of life. Now, try to make it all Israel’s fault. I dare you.

  53. Shame on government!

  54. Shame on government!

  55. The EU,will be burning one day,the politician can’t appease Islam forever .

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