“To fight anti-Semitism, it’s crucial to dissociate Jews and Judaism from the state of Israel and its behaviour. Our parliamentarians should affirm the right of all Canadians to criticize Israel like any other country in the world without the fear of being labelled ‘anti-Semitic’. This would be a sure way to rid Canada of the scourge of anti-Semitism, new and old,” – Professor Yakov M. Rabkinis (University of Montreal)
“Islamophobia finds expression in Canada not just in public sneers and acts of racially-motivated violence – but also, more substantively in acts of state – the corruption or defiance of the law on the part of CSIS, the RCMP and our federal government,” – Dr. Michael Keefer.
The term “Vassals of Israel” was coined by the former Israeli ambassador to France, Elie Barnavi, for individuals often mistaken for Jewish leaders. Basically, these ‘leaders’ give priority to the interests of a foreign country (Israel) over the interests of the countries they themselves live in.
Recently, to the great joy of Israel Lobby – Two Canadian MPs, Scott Reid and Mario Silva gave birth to the so-called Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism (CPCCA) in June 2009. The group has 21 members from Canada’s House of Common. No such coalition to fight Islam-Muslim bashing in Canada exists – though Muslims form the largest religious minority (over 800,000) in Canada.
The Independent Jewish Voices (Canada), which believes that criticism of the Zionist entity’s actions don’t amount to ‘anti-Semitism’ – had this to say in its submission to the coalition: “As Jews, we take true anti-Semitism – that is, discrimination and attacks on Jews and Judaism – very seriously. However, we reject the false assumptions on which the CPCCA and its efforts are based. While it claims that its purposes is ‘not really about limiting legitimate criticism of state of Israel’. However, its website says that “call for the destruction of state of Israel are inherently anti-Semitism”. IJV believes that this statement is part of organized attempt on the part of partisans of Israel to conflate the call for the dismantling of repressive Israeli institutions and ending repressive Israeli practices regarding Palestinians with the physical destruction of the Jewish population of Israel…. There is no evidence of significant rise of anti-Semitism in Canada or elsewhere….”
In 2004 – a survey carried out by Canada’s pro-Israeli Jewish organizations (Canadian Jewish Council, Canadian Council for Israel, Jewish Advocacy, B’nai Brith, etc.) found very low levels of anti-Semitism in Canada.
Bruce Katz, in his open letter to CPCCA wrote: “The list (members) includes a good number of people who are associated with the pro-Israel Lobby and who have issued statements in the past which might lead one to believe that they harbour anti-Arab and anti-Muslim sentiments. One of the honourable member sitting on your commission went so far as to suggest that food be cut-off to the already beleaguered population of Gaza, this during the last federal election period. Are there any parliamentarians of Arab descent or of Muslim faith sitting on your commission and if not, why not? When one add these facts to already established tone of the commission’s proposed discussion. You mention in your FAQ section that “while accusation of Blood Libel (professor Ariel Toaff in his book ‘Blood Passover’ has admitted the truth behind the libel) are still being made against the Jewish people, instead they are being directed against the State of Israel, such that anti-Zionism is being used as a cover for anti-Semitism….” It’s apparent that the scope of your commission is not to look at the nature of anti-Semitism as such, but attempt to manipulate the definition of anti-Semitism so as to make it synonymous with criticism of Israeli policy…..”
Canada’s Zionist groups has quite a history of crying “wolf” when it comes to some criticism of Israel or Jews. For example – In 1996 and 1997, British Columbia HRC took weekly ‘North Shore News’ for publishing an anti-Jew column. Then in 2002, Canada’s Federal HRC demanded that Ernst Zundel remove his Holocaust revisionist article from his website. Also in 2002, Alberta HRC took ‘Alberta Report’ magazine to task for spreading hatred against Jews. However, when Canada’s leading magazine MaCleans’ published a very disgusting lie about Muslim and Islam – written by an ex-Jew Islamophobe – The Jewish Lobby supported the magazine for using its right of ‘freedom of speech’.
Interestingly ‘anti-Semitism’ has nothing to do with Israelite tribes (descendents of 12 sons of prophet Jacob aka Israel) as the most followers of Judaism during Roman occupied Palestine – the Sephardic Jews – were not from Israelite tribes but North African Berber tribes, who converted to Judaism during third century after Christ. The same goes for the larger ethnic Jewish group of European Jews – Ashkenazi are descendents of Turk tribes of Khazaria, who converted to Judaism during 10th century.
The ethnic background of these two major ethnic groups of today’s 13.5 million world population shatter Zionist myth that Palestine was promised to the “Children of Israel”
There is no use denying the fact that Jews living in Christian-dominated Europe were treated as a second-class citizen – not just for Catholics’ belief that it were Jews, who killed their Lord Christ – but also for Jews’ refusal to integrate with the local Christian population; being not loyal to the country they live in; for considering themselves to be the superior race than the local Christians, and for being involved in many social crimes (usury, prostitution, blood libel, etc.). As the result, Jewish communities were expelled from almost every European country, especially from England for 350 years.
However, by the end of 19th century – the Atheist Jewish elites turned the table against their Christian oppressors – by using the ‘anti-Semite’ label as a tool to shut-up anyone who criticize Jews for their immoral activities and treason against the country they live in. The founder of the criminal cult known as Zionism – Theodor Herzl (d 1904) considered ‘anti-Semitism’ as a blessing for the Jewish people.
With the help of western mass-media under control of Jewish lobby groups in North America and Europe – the ‘anti-Semitism’ label has been used against any political leader, intellectual or a common citizen, who find it his/her moral duty to criticize Israel’s treatment of native Muslim and Christian Palestinians. The western political leaders, especially the Americans, are so scared of pro-Israel Lobby propaganda tactics that they prefer to butter these groups rather listen to their on conscience. The common perception of a Westerner concerning ‘anti-Semitism’ could be summed-up as follow:
– It’s ‘anti-Semitism’ to believe that Jews killed Christ.
– It’s ‘anti-Semitism’ to believe that Zionist Jews control US mass media.
– It’s ‘anti-Semitism’ to believe that Hollywood is controlled by Zionist Jews.
– It’s ‘anti-Semitism’ to believe that Jewish Lobby groups (AIPAC, ADL, AJC, etc.) controls the White House, Congress and the Senate.
– It’s ‘anti-Semitism’ to challenge Zionists’ official story of Holocaust.
– It’s ‘anti-Semitism’ to criticize Zionist-regime in occupied Palestine.
– It’s ‘anti-Semite’ to criticize the anti-American activities of the Jewish American dual citizens, who give priority to the interests of a foreign country (Israel) over American interests.
– It’s ‘anti-Semitism’ to believe that Israel was behind America’s occupation of Iraq and the current US vilification of Islamic regimes in Tehran and Khortoum and resistance groups like Hizb’Allah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gazzah.