Members of an Ann Arbor, Mich., synagogue are suing a band of protesters who have been demonstrating in front of their house of worship every Saturday for the past 16 years.
Beth Israel Congregation has been targeted by a small group of protesters who say they oppose the policies of the government of Israel. The protesters, who call themselves Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friendship, say they want to highlight the treatment of the Palestinians, but critics note that one of the groups involved in the protests has been tied to Holocaust denial.
The synagogue's federal lawsuit, filed in late December, argues that the demonstrations are an anti-Semitic form of harassment and that the city's policies regulating demonstrations and picketing have allowed them to get out of hand.
The lawsuit asserts that...