Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Westport, Connecticut: "This did not feel like political protest. This felt like terrorism."

The bucolic town of Westport Connecticut experienced a shock last month, when a synagogue event was stormed by 2 anti-Israel activists, prompting a congregant to cry  "This felt like terrorism". Several schools, including  Coleytown Middle School, Coleytown Elementary School, the pre-school at the Unitarian Church and the Temple Israel Nursery were placed under lockdown while the situation unfolded. 
Anti-Israel activist Daniel Fischer

Anti-Israel activist Gregory Williams
From Stephanie Bass, reported in the Police Report On Temple Israel Confrontation: 

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."


Anonymous said...

From the Connecticut Jewish Ledger

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the non-political, non-military mission of providing educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the wellbeing of Israel’s soldiers and their families. Established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, FIDF raises money through 23 chapters in the U.S. and Panama.

On May 12, the Westchester/Connecticut chapter held its first annual women’s luncheon, to educate supporters about the roles of women in the Israel Defense Forces. Nearly 100 women gathered at Temple Israel in Westport to hear from active-duty soldiers and officers, as well as former brigadier general Gila Klifi-Amir, who served as an advisor on women’s affairs to the IDF chief of staff and is now national director and CEO of FIDF.

So- these thugs Daniel Fisher and Gregory Williams, pretty much terrorized Hadassah ladies.

Anonymous said...

Greg Williams is no stranger to trying to get himself arrested: and

Anonymous said...

it's a pity that no one had a gun to shoot them dead; perhaps Connecticut is a state where people cannot protect themselves.