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August 7, 2016 6:08 am

Major Canadian Jewish Group Calls Out Government for Sponsorship of ‘Antisemitic, Anti-Israel’ Conference

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Screenshot of an antisemitic image promoting a workshop of the World Social Forum, which is being sponsored by the Canadian government.

Screenshot of an antisemitic image promoting a workshop of the World Social Forum, which is being sponsored by the Canadian government.

A major Jewish group called the Canadian government to task this week for sponsoring an event “promoting antisemitism and the anti-Israel boycott movement.”

B’nai B’rith Canada was referring to the annual World Social Forum (WSF), slated to take place next week in Montreal. The conference is set to include dozens of anti-Israel workshops, including many promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. According to B’nai B’rith Canada, the gathering aims to “unit[e] various far-left and anti-globalization civil society groups.”

In addition, the group said, an image promoting the event “is a blatantly antisemitic caricature that depicts a Wahhabi terrorist emerging from the mouth of American mascot Uncle Sam, who in turn emerges from the mouth of a stereotypical ultra-Orthodox Jew with a Star of David emblazoned on his hat.”

One workshop — entitled “Terrorizm [sic], Wahabbism, Zionism” — will seek to explore what it says is how Wahhabis are “mercenaries of Saudi in the service of world Zionism-capitalism…They cooperate for misrepresentation, by accus[ing] Palestinian freedom fighters by terrorism and legitimization crimes of fundamentalist regime in Israel.”

Another workshop, on “the Israel Lobby’s war on Palestine solidarity and how best to resist,” features Diana Ralph, whom B’nai B’rith Canada called “a leading Canadian conspiracy theorist who has blamed Israel for staging the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”

However, the most “egregious” of such displays, according to B’nai B’rith Canada, appears on the commitments page of the WSF website — in a section called “Non Apartheid”:

…we have already taken a stand to exclude all people, organizations and or activities that promote any kind of oppression, supporting the Palestinians and all the people struggling for emancipation and freedom.

list of partners on the WSF conference website includes the Government of Canada, the Province of Quebec and the City of Montreal, along with McGill University, Université de Québec à Montréal and Cégep du Vieux Montréal.

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  • Aren’t you tired of always being singled out for Jew hatred.

    Do you think they would do that to blacks or Hispanic or any other group that would break their bones?

    No. Because they know Jews do nothing but complain. How about 10,000 or 100,000 Jews protesting with sticks or weapons and they see what happens.

    Have you learned nothing from the Holocaust and how 1% of 600,000 Jews could have stopped the Nazis in the 1920’s and killed Hitler.

  • Michael

    The liberals will find this perfectly fine and just an expression of free speech. Canada asked for it by electing an Obama on steroids.

  • Gary

    To all those people who voted Liberal, this is what you get. Hopefully, the Canadians will throw this bum out in 4 years.

  • But how could all these institutions of higher learning sponsor this kind of event? They utterly disgusting.

    Nisim Aseo

  • nat cheiman

    Going the way of Europe?

  • Marco Redwolf

    How best to describe Canada ?
    A Large land mass that shares the Northern Border of the Continental United States and the Eastern Border of the State of Alaska. Most of it is populated by trees and moose. The government is a retarded Social Progressive Semi Democracy. There are actually four separate allegiances shared by one flag. Those loyal to France and who hate the English, Those loyal to England and hate France, Orientals who hate both the French and the English and the forth and largest component a mixture of ex -pat US Draft Dodgers, communists, misfits and old hippies. the national sport is clubbing baby seals , over fishing and being timid. Try to criticize or utter a negative about a Moslem or Islam and you will be hauled into court and destroyed by the press. So, why is anyone surprised? This is Canada. Our spineless neighbor to the North.

  • Myron Slater

    I would never have guessed that the government of Canada, would have condoned this attitude. Shame on them!!

  • Reform School

    Maybe Quebec Secession wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

  • YouTube will reveal that PM Justin Trudeau became a Muslim. He is also bringing in as many “Syrian” refugees as possible into Canada. The Scriptures declare that God will bring ALL nations against Jerusalem (Zechariah). How then can Canada or any other nation be excluded? IT IS WRITTEN.

    God also said He would destroy them all. Therefore, sadly,”Bye bye Canada” is true. But destroyed how? For it is also written by Zechariah by the Spirit of God (the Tanakh is by His Authorship and the prophets merely His pens/quills/keyboards) that after the great battle, the nations would come up, subject to Israel, to worship at Jerusalem. Refusing, there would be consequences.

  • Political correctness strikes again. Hello 21st Century version of McCarthyism.

  • Esther Kaplan

    What a sad and scary world this is for Jews.
    So many countries now overtly and actively against them.
    Sadness here in this heart, and worry here in this mind.
    Esther Kaplan

  • sidney sands

    Sad to see Canada which under its previous administration, was a friend of Israel , is now led by a French Canadian Prime Minister, so the change in attitude is not surprising. Lets hope it will not be to long before he is sent on his way.

  • And than they are surprised about terror in their countries.

    If the world will not stop being apathetic to the lies about “Palestine” (being the first blatant lie in itself) and Israel….the world will go to hell!

    Appeasement has never worked!

    All those who have fought the Jews have always lost in the end. Those who worked with the Jews have always benefited.

    Some are beginning to understand. Others can’t handle the fact that their careful choreographed BS stories about Israel and “”Palestine”” will be blown apart.

    I know it’s a difficult task but the sponsors for “Palestine” should check their history.

  • tan

    No guidelines at all for giving out funds ? What the f. Are our politicians willing to wake from their summer slumbers to express their disgust……??

  • Lia

    How very sad that Canada should suffer this indignity.

  • Peter Joffe

    The fool that is now the Canadian leader is as Islamic and antisemitic as any world leader can be. Canada, once a bastion of free and decent speech is now in the fold of Jews haters and killer promoters.

  • Andrew

    The Canadians elected their version of Obama, so what they get is, hate and anti-Semitism. Bye bye Canada.

    • Avi

      Obummer… Trudope… two peas in a pod.

    • Edna

      Sorry folks….but a we did NOT all vote for the Liberals and “selfie” photo uneducated naïve but very charming Justin Trudeau.

      Although he seems to be an adorable person, he is not what we the “wrinklies” would have liked as Prime Minister of our beloved country.

      Unfortunately the “milleniums” were all taken in by his charm. His choice of ministers like Stephane Dion and John McCallum are an absolute disaster!

      He is also overspending money here and there to useless causes, and will (like his dad before him) destroy our already feeble Canadian economy.

      When our Conservative government was defeated our economy was healthy and showed a very large surplus!

      But, Canada is a democracy, and he is even more popular than before because of his vote getting spending sprees.

    • Edna Anzarut-Turner

      i am unable to read any of your comments except the first one.

    • sara rifka

      canada suffers indignity because Canada has no dignity_

      now or ever_

      no country that arms itself with Anti Semitism deserves to exit

      hell with christianity and liberal turds