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                               The Toronto Sun
             Copyright (c) 1995, The Toronto Sun Publishing Corp.
                            Tuesday, May 9, 1995
TAG: 9505090005
SECTION: News                    PAGE: 30
LENGTH:   39 lines
   A shadowy offshoot of the Jewish Defence League has claimed
responsibility for Sunday's arson attack on the home of neo-Nazi publisher
Ernst Zundel.
   A man claiming to be with the "Jewish Armed Resistance Movement" contacted
The Sun yesterday to say his group was responsible for the attack which caused
extensive damage to Zundel's fortified Carlton St. home and left three tenants
from the adjoining building homeless.
   The man said his group was based in New York and dedicated to armed
opposition to "Nazi tyranny."
   A number left by the caller went unanswered yesterday, but a check revealed
it to be listed to yet another offshoot of the Jewish Defence League, Kahane
Chai, an ultra-right Zionist group.
   Meir Halevi, Toronto leader for the League, denied any involvement in the
   Meanwhile, the three tenants, burned out of their apartment next door to
Zundel's house, returned to the scene to survey the damage.
   The men were angry at anti-racists who cheered as the fire.
   "There were people applauding out here on the street and my friends could
have died," Todd Klinck, 20, said yesterday.
   "Zundel says he's staying and we're the ones who are leaving - whoever did
this just wasn't thinking," Klinck, who was at work at the time of the fire,
   Justin Hope fled the thick smoke wearing nothing but a throw pillow he
grabbed on his way out.
   "I was naked but when my girlfriend opened the bedroom door and all that
smoke came pouring in, I was outta there."

Julie Kirsh                               (416) 947-2257 (telephone)
Manager, News Research                    (416) 947-2043 (fax)
The Toronto Sun       
333 King Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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