Toronto restaurant says ‘Zionists not welcome’

Israel National News reports: “B’nai Brith Canada is calling on members of the Jewish community in Toronto to take action against a local establishment that has used anti-Semitic tropes and posted pro-terrorist content on social media.

Foodbenders, located in the Bloordale neighbourhood of Toronto, has turned its ire toward the Jewish community, B’nai Brith Canada said in a statement on Sunday.

On Instagram, the company has announced: ‘#zionistsnotwelcome’ and has further alleged that ‘Zionists are Nazis.’

Foodbenders also deploys classic anti-Semitic tropes, saying of a Canadian Jewish group: ‘These people control your media and elected officials.’ On her personal Facebook page, the owner described Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a ‘Zionist puppet.’

Finally, said B’nai Brith, Foodbenders has glorified terrorist Leila Khaled, who hijacked two planes in 1969-1970 as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP is a designated terrorist entity in Canada.

‘The sentiments expressed by Foodbenders and its owner are hateful and deplorable, and have no place in the Canadian food industry,’ said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada…”

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