When Stav Daron applied to the Island School of Building Arts on Gabriola Island, BC, he thought it would be the perfect opportunity, as he was planning his honeymoon in Canada already.
But Stav’s application was rejected, not based on his abilities, but because he is an Israeli Jew.
Thankfully due to media pressure, the school has since backed down and stated they would not reject any applications from Israel in the future.
Sadly, however, the sour taste was left in Stav’s mouth, and he will not be attending.
But this brings up another issue:
BC accepts thousands of international students every year everywhere from China to Saudi Arabia. But you won’t find a single school reject a Chinese student based on the occupation of Tibet, or a Saudi national because of the plethora of human rights abuses that country commits.
(Photo credit: Facebook/Stav Daron)