Canada Anti Semitism

Edmonton Officer's Alleged Killer Was Investigated For Anti-Semitism

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

Norman Raddatz allegedly mounted an online campaign of bullying against another man in the city, said police.

Dave Letterman Was My Man on the Inside

Steven Kerzner | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Living
Steven Kerzner

I loved TV, so to enjoy the adventures of (the bionic) Steve Austin or Jim Rockford or Fonzie and the Cunninghams, I had to endure the obvious social-engineering messages that reminded me I was an outsider. Then along came David Letterman.

Alberta Gym Vandalized, Spray-Painted With Swastikas

The Huffington Post Alberta | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada Alberta

The town of Ponoka raised money for seven years to build a state-of-the-art gymnasium and trampoline club, but now they're going to have to wait to un...

Why There Is No Place For Anti-Semitism in Islam

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Muslim scholar Afifi Al Akiti has clearly stated that there is no legal precedent in Islam on targeting innocent civilians and that Hamas violated this admirable precedent in 1994 by bombing a public bus in Jerusalem. We cannot forget news items like that of Hassan Askari, a Bangladeshi Sunni Muslim, who risked his own life to aid three Jewish travelers in New York from anti-Semitic assault.

Auschwitz 70 Years Later: Universal Lessons for Our Time

Irwin Cotler | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

I write at an important moment of remembrance and reminder, of bearing witness, and of action. I write also in the immediate aftermath of anti-Semitic terror and killing in France, and in the midst of ongoing mass atrocities by Boko Haram in Nigeria, ethnic cleansing in Darfur and South Sudan, and killing fields in Syria and elsewhere. And so, at this important historical moment, we should ask ourselves: What have we learned in the last 70 years, and more importantly, what must we do?

'Underneath The Lintel' Has Air Of Unintended Anti-Semitism

Michael Groberman | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Michael Groberman

Berger's sloppy treatment of the Jewish and anti-Semitic materials gives the play itself an air of anti-Semitism. This naïve, somewhat lazy writing effort seems to go out of control and winds up in unintended territory. Bright comedy devolves to dark disorder.

When it Comes to the Charlie Hebdo Attacks, There Are No Shades of Grey

Rondi Adamson | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Rondi Adamson

It is a black and white matter. Killing journalists because they write, draw or publish something you deem offensive is wrong, and yes, it is wrong even if the thing you deemed offensive is, objectively speaking, offensive. There are no shades of grey here, no colours, no nuances. None of that is relevant. It matters not if the cartoons were vulgar or sexist, or, as many think, not funny.

Flocking To Israel

CBC | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested in a Paris synagogue last week that France's Jews should move to Israel, he likely tapp...

Quebec Media Personality Slammed For Rant Against Jews

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada

A Quebec media personality is at the centre of a controversy after accusations he made anti-Semitic remarks on a Montreal radio show last week. Gil...

When My Daughter Says 'Mom, Everyone Hates All the Jews Now'

Mara Shapiro | Posted 09.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Mara Shapiro

As a Jew, I feel sorry for Palestinians. Their plight is awful. They're at the mercy of a government who would see them dead if it would further their cause. You can be PRO Palestine without being ANTI Israel. You can be against this war and not be Anti-Semitic. Try to remember that when you ask Israel to lay down their weapons you're asking them to walk right into a gas chamber.

Is This Opera Really Anti-Semitic?

Adam Moscoe | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

The Metropolitan Opera recently announced it would cancel a planned worldwide cinema broadcast of John Adams' haunting opera, The Death of Klinghoffer. Indeed the whole opera has been criticized -- including by Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer, the daughters of Leon and Marilyn Klinghoffer -- as humanizing and even justifying acts of terrorism.

Why We Should Commemorate the Liberation of Auschwitz

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

We have become inured to anti-Semitism. It passes the lips and enters the ears without shock. We don't name and shame anti-Jewish hatred. Ryan Bellerose is a Métis. It didn't matter. The man who accosted him thought him a Jew. Knew nothing about him and suggested it was sad he existed. This is anti-Semitism.

Don't Let Roger Waters Get Away With What He Said

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

National Post columnist Dave Bidini failed his son as a parent when he didn't address his son's questions about Roger Waters' comments comparing Israeli Soldiers to Nazis. Moving beyond the gushing star-struck comments he made about Waters through the lips of his son, Bidini's love of Roger Water's music has blinded him to Roger Waters, the man.

The Musical Fist Against Anti-Semitism

Stephen Cera | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada
Stephen Cera

As he auditioned musicians in several countries, Huberman understood the gravity of his task. He was, in effect, deciding who would live and who would likely be killed. Yet he remained determined to rescue as many colleagues as possible: not only Germans, but also Polish, Czech, and Hungarian Jews.

Make No Mistake: Stephen Harper Supports Netanyahu, Not Israel

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

Incorrect is the claim that Stephen Harper defends the freedom and dignity of all people. Israel's occupation of the West Bank is an institutionalized system of oppression that every day denies the freedom and dignity of millions of Palestinians. When Canada votes against Palestinian aspirations at the UN, we come across as vindictive.

Is Racism Actually a Fear of the Unknown?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

You walk into a store and the salesperson is a different colour, a woman wearing a hijab, a young man with piercings and tattoos. You walk into a room and realize that no one looks like you. A sense of anxiety sets in from the fight/flight response to fear. That instinctual response to fear begins because we instinctively fear the unknown -- be it a place, an event, a person.

Israeli Parliament to Hold Historic Meet at Auschwitz

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Arsen Ostrovsky

On January 27, 2014, the largest-ever delegation of Knesset (Israeli Parliament) members will convene overseas -- on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with Holocaust survivors, for a historic gathering on combating anti-Semitism.

Is Quebec Good Enough for Canada?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

The secular fundamentalism as practiced in the province of Quebec is destructive to the bi-lingual, multi-ethnic fabric of Canada. Quebec's narrative of uni-lingualism, uni-culturalism and uni-ethnic absolutism is a throwback to tribalism that flourishes in parts of Africa and the Middle East.

Ashke-Nazis: Is That an "N" Word?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

I live in a small rural community. Mostly white. Mostly Christian -- in name if not practice. Imagine my surprise when I was listening to my local rad...

Is it Time to Dethrone Desmond Tutu?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Desmond Tutu, retired Anglican Bishop from South Africa, a Nobel Laureate, a man of distinction, is a leader, someone who affects public opinion. As a...

As Prime Minister, I Supported Israel -- And I Still Do

Brian Mulroney | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Brian Mulroney

To this day, I cannot watch footage of the faces of Jewish mothers, fathers, and children consigned to the gas chambers in German concentration camps without, as a Canadian, feeling a great sense of sorrow, loss, and guilt. The government of Canada ignored not only the plight of the Jews, but also the protests of the Canadian people and the pleading of the press. Why was nothing done? Because of political expediency; because the prime minister had a visceral distrust of Jews, and in government circles an open-door policy was very unpopular. But prime ministers are not chosen to seek popularity. They are elected to provide leadership.

What Does Anti-Semitism Feel Like?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

April 7 is Holocaust Memorial Day. What better time than now to expose the face of anti-Semitism. It hasn't changed much over the millennia. It is...

Anti-Semites in the House (of Lords)

Conrad Black | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada
Conrad Black

Anti-Semites have a right to speak, but not to convey the impression that they are representative of a major democratic political party in one of the world's most distinguished countries. Britain must reassert its respect for human rights and the social underdog, and cease to placate these hate-mongers.

Hotbed of Hatred

Avi Benlolo | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

Rock throwing. Beatings. Bullets. Shouts of "F----ing kike." Ambushes. Theft. Threats. Tear gas attacks. This is not history. This is today. The French Jewish community expects and deserves a far greater degree of respect, as well as a strategic response to the blatant anti-Semitism they are experiencing.

Human Lives Are More Important Than Holy Books

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

The UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs indicated that of the 158 Palestinians killed in the November Israeli assault on Gaza, 103 were civilians. Israel's deputy defence minister indicated that Palestinians would bring upon themselves a bigger "shoah" -- holocaust. Unitarian Chaplain Reverend Audrey Brooks questioned how Israel could inflict the horror of the Holocaust on the Palestinians. Time and again, Jews and Muslims, notwithstanding the narrative of bigots in their respective faiths, have reached out to each other.