On February24, 2015, Canadian Parliament declared kosher a motion put by two Israel Firsters, Harper’s multiculturalism minister Jason Kenney and former justice minister Irwin Cotler, over the rise of anti-Semitism in Canada and the rest of the world. The motion was lauded by members of all major political parties controlled by Israel lobby groups.
The brainwashed lawmakers agreed that antisemism not only poses a great threat to Jews but is an assault on ‘Canadian values’. Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper in a speech at Jewish National Fund in 2013 defined these ‘Canadian values’, as: “Israel is a light of freedom and democracy in what is otherwise region of darkness.”
In order not to be called ‘Israeli poodles’ – the lawmakers agreed that ‘genuine’ criticism of state of Israel is not anti-Semitism. However, criticizing Israel without blaming its regional enemies, such as, Hamas, Hizbullah, Syria and Iran – or believing that Israel has no right to exist, is definitely an old-fashioned anti-Semitism.
Last year, Jewish B’nai Brith put a pull-page advertisement in Sir Conrad Black (Canada-UK Jewish dual citizen) owned Canada’s top anti-Muslim newspaper National Post, claiming that 4 million Canadians hate Jews.
In the opinion of Howard Sachar, American historian sympathetic to the Zionist movement, Adolf Eichmann, who was then in charge of Jewish emigration, dealt cordially and cooperatively with Zionist representatives from Palestine. When the Zionists sought permission to open vocational training camps for future emigrants to Palestine, Eichmann willingly supplied them with housing and equipment.
In September 2009, Professor Yakov M. Rabkin (University of Montreal) in an article, entitled Fighting antisemitism in Canada, said that Zionist love anti-Semites since the days of Theodor Herzl (died 1904) – and have been creating acts of Jew hatred around the world where it doesn’t exist. Following are some abstracts from Rabkin’s article:
Nowadays Jews in Canada and other countries are increasingly associated with Israel’s bomber aircraft, gun-toting soldiers and Zionist settlers that fill the TV screens of the world.
However, Israeli authorities are not concerned that their policies towards the Palestinians breed antisemitism around the world. To the contrary, the rise of antisemitism supports their claim that only in Israel can a Jew feel safe.
At the same time, “vassals of Israel” (a term coined by the former Israeli ambassador to France Elie Barnavi for individuals often mistaken for Jewish leaders), not only proclaim their loyalty to Israel, they defiantly fly Israeli flags at the entrance of Jewish institutions, including old-age homes and hospitals.
This irresponsible conflation of Israel and Jewish Canadians provokes antisemitism and invites hostility. The standard Zionist claim that Israel – a distant and bellicose state most Jews neither control nor inhabit – is “the state of the Jewish people” implicates innocent Jews in Canada into what Israel is and does. This is what foments antisemitism in our country.
Ironically, while these “vassals of Israel” contribute to the growth of anti-Jewish sentiment in Canada, they hurl accusations of antisemitism at even the most moderate critics of Israel. It is this heavy-handed tactic that generates resentment and feeds antisemitism.
Conversely, Canadian Jews who speak against Israeli abuses of power – such as Independent Jewish Voices – profoundly undermine antisemitic beliefs. They embody the diversity of Jewish life – “two Jews, three opinions” – that flies in the face of the antisemitic canard of the world Jewish conspiracy.
In the wake of the Holocaust, many prominent Jews, including the philosopher Martin Buber and the political scientist Hannah Arendt, warned that establishing an ethnic state for Jews would plunge the entire region into incessant violence.
Yakov M. Rabkin masterpiece book, A Threat From Within: A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism, is worth reading for everyone.