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November 15, 2013 2:30 pm

‘Israel Apartheid Week’ Endorsed by University of Toronto Scarborough

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A campus "Israel Apartheid Week" poster. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgThe student union at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is the latest Canadian school to include “Israel Apartheid Week” on its list of student programs.

Israel Apartheid Week is part of the larger Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to isolate and delegitimize Israel.

The main campus of the University of Toronto was the first school to host Israel Apartheid Week in 2005, and since then the anti-Israel movement has spread to dozens of campuses worldwide, mainly in the U.S. and Canada.

“The passage of this racist resolution at the University of Toronto Scarborough is a clear declaration of hate and intolerance for Jewish and Israeli students, and an effort to add to the voices calling for the destruction of the Jewish homeland,” said Avi Benlolo—president of Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Canadian branch of the U.S.-based center—in a statement.

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  • Sabrina

    So proud to go to this campus! Palestine will be liberated from Israel’s inhumane military occupation, ethnic cleansing and colonization.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    We need to start a “Let’s Bring Back Slavery” week in America in the spirit of the so called marketplace of ideas.

  • Michael Levy

    Maybe these spoilt little rich kids should as the Palestinians if they could attend a church service in Gaza?! I’m sure there must be plenty of churches in Gaza for them to attend…………….

  • Murad

    It is just amazing how true was Jane Austen when she says “man is servile.”
    Palestinians put their shoes in the servile mouth and they mumble: “Oh dear. This is Assal or honey.”


    Can you imagine the outrage if the school held a Palestinian Apartheid week? For some reason the whole notion of Jew hating (which is what this whole Israeli Apartheid week is)is accepted and tolerated. When will all these Universities which have become a bastion of anti-Semitism be told by their coward Administrators NO YOU CAN”T HOLD THAT TYPE OF STUDENT PROGRAM HERE.

    • 1pepe_le_pew3

      Why is it that you always play the “anti-semitism card”
      if you run out of explanations why your government is getting more isolated. You need to face the fact, that there may well be apartheid policies behind your governments efforts to control the Palestinians

    • Irving D.Cohen

      Barry, if a Palestinian apartheid week were begun,the indignant uproar would, to a great extent, be led by the very Jews who are so anxious to protect the civil rights of Muslim immigrants to Canada and the United States.