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Hamas hate at two Irvine synagogues, picketers on Wilshire [VIDEO]

by Tom Tugend

January 2, 2009 | 2:42 pm

Police in Irvine are investigating as hate crimes the posting of anti-Israel and pro-Hamas posters at two synagogues.

Three letter-sized, hand-written signs were discovered Tuesday (12/30) at Beth Jacob, an Orthodox congregation. One poster proclaimed “Gaza—The
New Shoah” and a second, “Hamas Recognizes Israeli Genocide.”

Similar posters were found on the same day at the nearby Reform Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot.

Kevin O’Grady, Orange County regional director for the Anti-Defamation League, condemned the “targeting of temples to express anger toward Israeli
action in Gaza.”

VideoJew Jay Firestone was at the dueling demonstrations in front of the Israel Consulate on Wilshire Blvd. Tuesday night and filed this report:

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