Winnipeg Free Press: Local leaders condemn attacks in Israel
“(This conflict is) a real problem for Manitobans,” said Haskel Greenfield, coordinator of Judaic studies at the University of Manitoba.
Many Jewish and Arabian Manitobans will worry about family members’ safety overseas, Greenfield said. He’s concerned anti-Semitic acts in Manitoba will spike as the turmoil across the world unfolds.
“Any extremist uses the excuse of this type of event to attack Jews,” Greenfield stated, adding he’s seen Nazi symbols in Winnipeg over the past year.