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Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel

  • Thank G_d for peace loving Jews. May G_d keep them safe and turn them to Yeshua HaMashiach. From YayaCanada :
     
    James Deutsch, M.D., Ph.D., Judith Deutsch, M.S.W., R.S.W., Miriam Garfinkle, M.D.
     
    Over 150 Jewish Canadians signed a statement expressing their concerns about the campaign to suppress criticism of Israel that is being carried on within Canada. The signatories include many prominent Canadians, including Ursula Franklin O.C., Anton Kuerti O.C., Naomi Klein, Dr. Gabor Mate, and professors Meyer Brownstone (recipient of Pearson Peace Medal), Natalie Zemon Davis, Michael Neumann, and Judy Rebick. *
     
    The signatories are particularly concerned that unfounded accusations of anti-Semitism deflect attention from Israel’s accountability for what many have called war crimes in Gaza. They state that B’nai Brith and the Canadian Jewish Congress have led campaigns to silence criticism of Israel on university campuses, in labor unions and in other groups. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff unquestioningly echo the views of these particular Jewish organizations.
     
    They strongly state that they are against all expressions of racism. While firmly committed to resisting any form of prejudice against Jewish people, their statement explicitly states that these spurious allegations of anti-Semitism bring the anti-Communist terror of the 1950s vividly to mind.
     
    The statement underlines the immeasurable suffering and injustice to the Palestinian people due to the severe poverty, daily humiliations, and military invasions inflicted by the State of Israel.
     
    Statement: Jewish Canadians Concerned about Suppression of Criticism of Israel
     
    We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy “Never again” means never again for all peoples. It is a tragic turn of history that the State of Israel, with its ideals of democracy and its dream of being a safe haven for Jewish people, causes immeasurable suffering and injustice to the Palestinian people.
     
    We are appalled by recent attempts of prominent Jewish organizations and leading Canadian politicians to silence protest against the State of Israel. We are alarmed by the escalation of fear tactics. Charges that those organizing Israel Apartheid Week or supporting an academic boycott of Israel are anti-Semites promoting hatred bring the anti-Communist terror of the 1950s vividly to mind. We believe this serves to deflect attention from Israel’s flagrant violations of international humanitarian law.
     
    B’nai Brith and the Canadian Jewish Congress have pressured university presidents and administrations to silence debate and discussion specifically regarding Palestine/Israel. In a full-page ad in a national newspaper, B’nai Brith urged donors to withhold funds from universities because “anti-Semitic hate fests” were being allowed on campuses. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff have echoed these arguments. While university administrators have resisted demands to shut down Israel Apartheid week, some Ontario university presidents have bowed to this disinformation campaign by suspending and fining students, confiscating posters, and infringing on free speech.
     
    We do not believe that Israel acts in self-defense. Israel is the largest recipient of US foreign aid, receiving $3 million/day. It has the fourth strongest army in the world. Before the invasion of Gaza on 27 December 2008, Israel’s siege had already created a humanitarian catastrophe there, with severe impoverishment, malnutrition, and destroyed infrastructure. It is crucial that forums for discussion of Israel’s accountability to the international community for what many have called war crimes be allowed to proceed unrestricted by specious claims of anti-Semitism.
     
    We recognize that anti-Semitism is a reality in Canada as elsewhere, and we are fully committed to resisting any act of hatred against Jews. At the same time, we condemn false charges of anti-Semitism against student organizations, unions, and other groups and people exercising their democratic right to freedom of speech and association regarding legitimate criticism of the State of Israel.
       
  • See also:
     
    Gaza Genocide Must Not Be Forgotten
    Khazar Empire, Illuminati and New World Order
    Richard Falk – Memories of Warsaw Ghetto
    CBS 60 minutes – Exposing Apartheid !
    Gaza 2009 – We will never Forget !
    Solidarity with Gaza – Canberra Australia
    The Truth About the Gaza Massacre!
    History of Zionism – Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine !
    We will not be silent on Gaza!
    UK Jewish MP – Israel Behaving Like Nazis
    Life In Occupied Palestine – Anna Baltzer
    Protests Against Gaza Massacre by Anti Zionist Jews
    Anti Zionist Jews’ Demonstration Against the Zionist Massacre in Gaza
    Zionism is the Cause of the Problems – Rabbi
    Anti Zionist Jews that lived in Palestine Tell Their Story
    AMERICAN JEWS OPPOSE ISRAELI POLICY IN GAZA
    Israelis who Refuse to Serve in the Military – American Jews Protest !

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March 19, 2009 - Posted by | GeoPolitics, History | , ,

16 Comments

  1. Support continues to grow: Since this statement was first released more people have come forth to sign it and express their support. The updated version of the statement with the new signatures as they are added is available at Sources at
    http://www.sources.com/Releases/NR256.htm

    Comment by Rockford | March 20, 2009

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