A Thousand Israel Supporters Turn Up at "Battle for Truth" Rally
Vancouver: Roughly a thousand people turned up at the sprawling Schara Tzedeck Synagogue on Oak St. on Thursday evening to a high security – no purse or back pack got through the door unexamined -- “Community Solidarity Gathering for Israel”. Some in the overflow crowd at the rally organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver were turned away. There was simply no more room. Even the balcony was jam-packed.
“There is a battle for truth,” speaker Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Committee, told the crowd.
“Hamas fired more than 450 rockets into Israel in the week leading up to Israel’s response”, Lunney said. The Canadian government sees the conflict this way: “Hamas is responsible for the current crisis.”
Claims made in the media about Israel are too often "ill informed and intellectually lazy", said Dr. Michael Elterman, Chair of the Pacific Region Canada Israel Committee.
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