|Anti-Israel activist Daniel Fischer|
|Anti-Israel activist Gregory Williams|
In the middle of speeches, there was a loud disturbance. I couldn't tell how many people, but they were banging on the door to the room, yelling either "Justice for the Palestinians" or "Freedom for the Palestinians." There were 80 women in the room. People started screaming "Get down!" and "Call 911!" Women ran to the back of the room, or ran out a back door.
The "Palestinian" ranting went on. I was waiting for the machine gun fire. First I thought, I could die today; then I thought if many people die today, I don't want to be one of them.
I'd been in Israel during the '73 war. I thought of Newtown and that movie theater in Colorado. I dove under the table. After a few minutes, the Israeli Brigadier General grabbed my hand. She said it was okay to come out; personnel at the temple had subdued the men.
This did not feel like political protest. This felt like terrorism.
For their role in terrorizing the people of Temple Israel, Daniel Fischer and Gregory Williams, both 25 years old, and residents of New Haven have been charged with 1st degree criminal trespass and breach of peace 2nd degree
Gregory Williams is a student at Yale University's Divinity School and Daniel Fischer is a "community activist" with the Middle East Crisis Committee.
Sen. Toni Boucher called on Yale "to condemn and take the strongest possible action regarding this student. The Divinity program should be a model for peace, tolerance and understanding of all religions in the often hostile world we live in."