Local Toronto Eatery Targeted by Pro-Israel Individuals for Publicly Supporting Palestinians

Published July 9th, 2020 - 06:31 GMT
Local Toronto Eatery Targeted by Pro-Israel Individuals for Publicly Supporting Palestinians
the local restaurant famous for supporting social justice issues was accused of "antisemitism" for supporting Palestinians. (Facebook: @Redfishstream)

Days after Toronto-based gourmet eatery and grocery store put out posters in support for social justice movements, with anti-police and pro-Palestine slogans, a protest organized by the Jewish Defense League (JDL) during which the Israeli flag was placed on the store's windows. The protest ended in vandalizing the upfront of the store with the star of David sprayed on its door and windows.

Voicing out support for Palestinians amid Israeli plans to officially annex 30% of the West Bank, the local restaurant famous for supporting social justice issues faced a strong backlash fueled by Jewish groups that accused the store owners of "antisemitism."

In addition to organizing a protest during which several individuals held Israeli flags, Jewish groups in Canada pressured Uber to stop supporting delivery services from the restaurant. 

According to Redfish, they also sent out several requests to the City of Toronto calling on them to revoke the restaurant’s business license.

Social media users widely shared photos of the vandalism that targeted the store, condemning the pro-Israeli groups' actions for "trying to block any attempt to criticize Israeli policies or showing support for Palestinians in the occupied territories using the antisemitism label."

 


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