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January 22, 2014 1:31 pm

B’nai B’rith Canada Condemns Montreal Gazette Editorial Cartoon That Defaces PM Harper

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Editorial cartoon by Aislin published by the Montreal Gazette on January 21, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

The editorial cartoon by Aislin published by the Montreal Gazette on January 21, 2013. Photo: Screenshot.

Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, who traveled with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week to Israel, on Wednesday condemned an editorial cartoon by Aislin published on Tuesday in the Montreal Gazette, showing the prime minister defaced with an Israeli flag.

“The cartoon is vile, grotesque and simply offensive,” Dimant said.”It is therefore inexcusable that the Gazette would deem it appropriate to publish.”

On Monday, Harper addressed Israel’s Knesset, the first time ever for a Canadian leader, saying that Canada would stand by Israel “through fire and water.”

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“It is disrespectful, not only to the Prime Minister, but everyone who supports the democratic principles highlighted in his speech in the Knesset,” Dimant said.

“It is all too similar to perverted images vilifying Harper which we have seen during his trip to the Middle East. It treads close to borrowing the age old canard that Jews wield undue influence to silence critics of Israel. The broader spectrum of Canadians supporting Israel, and the Jewish community in particular, deserve an immediate and unqualified apology.”

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  • Michael

    If a person becomes so paranoid that any criticism of their actions provokes anger, fear and isolationism we usually consider thet person to be mentally ill and in need of treatment.

  • eric

    Aislin’s cartoon is right on the money. Harper’s address to the Knesset was so one-sided as to jeopardize the security of Canadians and Canadian interests around the world. I’m neither Jew or Arab, but I do remember 9/11.

    • James B – Canada

      That is a gross and disgusting answer from the growing army of Anglo Jew/Israel haters. This is the reason why I will never support Anglos rights in Quebec. Anglos are duplicit Jew/Israel haters. No mention of the 65million promised to Abbas adding to 300million of Jizya money. I wish that US drop Israel cold so that Israel can deport all Arab Muslims, sell arms to China and India and make deals with Russia.

  • Simon

    Why are we surprised that anti Israel sentiment is not simply the norm and Aislin himself simply a self hating Jew? I do not get offended anymore..between CNN, BBC, and our friends at the Gazette, I have grown a thicker skin and realized that the world will never understand the current, let alone prior, situation in the middle East and no focus will ever be shone upon the countless contributions made by Jews that have benefitted the world in ways that defy the laws of statistics.

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