August 15, 2016

How to spot a Jew-hater: The anti-Semitism epidemic on Canadian campuses — and beyond

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Broadcaster Jerry Agar is sitting in for Ezra Levant all this week. Tonight, he looks at the growing phenomenon of organized anti-Semitism on Canadian university campuses, often disguised as criticism of the state of Israel.

As Jerry reports:

Hatred of Jews is not only alive in Canada, it is trumpeted on university campuses which all of us – including Jews – pay taxes to support.

Israel Apartheid Week is now an annual campus event across the globe, but it started in Toronto in 2005. The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement is also a going concern.

In the name of free speech, Jew hating is an annual event on Canadian campuses, while other causes like the pro-life or men’s rights movements are denied a voice — all in the name of “diversity”…

PLUS Sun columnist Lorrie Goldstein talks about the spread of anti-Semitism, which isn’t confined to universities. For instance, the Green Party of Canada is currently being roiled by a BDS controversy that may even drive leader Elizabeth May out of her party.

THEN: Peter Shurman, former Ontario Progressive Conservative finance critic, explains how public sector union employees and their families are driving Ontario’s debt into record breaking levels and keeping Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals in power.

Former PC leader Tim Hudak was right to say that 100,000 government jobs had to be cut, but he didn’t present this policy correctly and it cost him the election.

FINALLY: An encounter between a bike and a car — that the car lost...

(PHOTO: Facebook/Hasbara Fellowships)

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commented 2016-08-20 10:16:04 -0400
Tell it like it is James…!!!
Good for you but you may be branded an anti-Semite for telling the truth
commented 2016-08-19 17:25:43 -0400
First of all many of those fomenting anti Israel rhetoric and leading the BDS movement on American campuses are themselves Jews. So whats it all about. When one looks into the issue there appears to be many varying opinions and reasons for such feelings.
My primary interest in the issue is the pro Israel lobby(AIPAC) in the US and how that powerful group has influenced American Foreign Policy predominantly via the bought out US Congress. They are the ones led by the likes of billionaire Adelson who have made million dollar donations to both major parties and have made a concerted effort
to see that only pro Israel candidates get elected. I see this group as a fifth column an alien agent working within the boundaries of the American nation. They are the ones who have led America into unnecessary wars in the ME. They are traitors to the American nation. Because lets face it Israel means nothing whatsoever to over 98% of Americans or Canadians. It is a an insignificant little piece of land in the ME and of no strategic meaning to any American or Canadian citizen. And as Michael Scheuer the once head of CIA op Al Queda stated Israel is not worth one American life. That is just a fact.
I personally do not like attacking Israel but since the pro Israel lobby is so powerful its really our only choice to go after the master they are serving.
Israel makes it easy. They are known to be a racist state both politically as well as socially.
Moreover they do not have a democratic constitution even though they continue to state that they are the only democracy in the ME. Really ? I think not. Though there is a wide body of differing opinions within Israel the leaders seem quite able to do whatever they want. Dictatorship anyone ?
So tens of thousands of innocent women and children have been murdered in illegal wars in the ME and although it was done for American dollar hegemony and the economic aspect of the Military Industrial Complex it was also done for the benefit of Israel as Hillary stated in her emails.
So thats why I am against the pro Israel lobby and if Israel continues to stick its nose in American policy I will continue to be against Israel itself. And you can bet there are a lot of Jews who feel the very same way. Antisemitism anyone ?
commented 2016-08-18 18:29:25 -0400
Disagreeing with Israeli policy and military action against Palestinians and stealing Palestinian lands has nothing to do with anti-Semitism and hating Jews. Being critical about Israel’s actions is has to do with their unethical actions and nothing to do with the religion.

Does being Jewish give Israel a free pass to do anything and everything they want no matter how unethical?
commented 2016-08-16 22:13:27 -0400
I still don’t understand why the Media is so on side with this bullshit .

They can’t all hate our Culture .
They can’t all believe in Muslim love.
They can’t all hate the Jews.
They can’t all believe that taxing CO2 will save the Planet.
This is really like an apocalypse movie
commented 2016-08-16 21:31:35 -0400
If the champagne liberals in the west don’t pay attention and do anything and every thing to assist the Jews, they will be next. Israel is considered the ‘little Satan’ and America the ‘great Satan’. We have to have a strong narrative to counter the Jew-haters, the majority of which are Islamics. First they are coming for the ‘little Satan’, the west will be next, already is. I’d say when Netanyahu came over uninvited to speak the the American congress that it could be taken as a call for ‘all hands on deck.’
commented 2016-08-16 17:20:00 -0400
The jew hate primarily these days comes from the left. Except they couch it in anti-israeli language.
commented 2016-08-16 14:26:41 -0400
Did Jews are strong and resilient people and they been around for a long time..
They have many financial resources at their disposal and they are the most connected people on the planet… I don’t think they really do but if they need our help all they need to do is ask.
commented 2016-08-16 11:34:30 -0400
- The anti-Israel crap is just that, crap. There is nothing Israel could ever do to appease these anti-Semites. Universities have become nothing more than indoctrination centers & it’s far past time we changed that.

- Look at any comment section on YouTube that mention Jews (& many that have nothing to do with Jews) & you see the anti-Jews all over it.

- Tim Hudak could never seem to take a stand on any issue. Since Mike Harris the PCs have refused to put an actual Conservative in the leadership role. With a choice between Liberal & Liberal Lite, the Liberals will win. Patrick “carbon tax” Brown may squeak out a minority government but he won’t energize the Conservative base.

- Bike riders have no concern for anyone else on the road, including pedestrians.
commented 2016-08-16 10:52:05 -0400
I would like to boycott muslim products but they don’t produce anything other than various forms of trouble. The only thing that comes close is halal food and I am now on the lookout for these items.
commented 2016-08-16 10:43:01 -0400
Maurice Potvin, what is with all the facts you keep presenting? They are clarifying the issue and need to be stopped. We need more “nuanced” rumination to never be able to come to any conclusions. There is nothing more noble than endless discussion of “nuanced” positions about vague questions that achieve nothing except more government (i.e. Joe Lunch Pail) funding for the left wing elites.
commented 2016-08-16 10:41:41 -0400
My apologies Leviticus 2013. Taqiyya is lying to non-believers.
Taqiyya is when Jay responds to Drew’s comment of, “You are a lost fool, your hatred is pathetic” with “thank you for your support. This is not easy.” Taqiyya is when Jay professes to be a Christian, a Catholic, in the military, or sympathetic to transgenders when his comments far from support the possibility. Taqiyya is the pious attitude he uses to hide his contempt. It’s taqiyya when he downplays and questions an obvious terrorist attack by attacking the articles as false or unsubstantiated, when the conclusions are there right in front of everyone to see. It’s taqiyya when he makes excuses for Islamic violence. It’s taqiyya when he tries to trick us into thinking he is something he is obviously not. It’s taqiyya when he praises and disses the Rebel all in one breath. It’s taqiyya when he reprimands Menzies saying, “Why on earth would he report on a person who entered a store in Indiana wearing a scarf?” when the crazy convert had on a full burka and was indeed completely hiding her identity. It’s taqiyya when he lies and falsely accuses Victor, " We know Victor Laszlo’s bias. He is Jewish and detests all Muslims and Christians.” in an attempt to discredit. Using words like occupation and apartheid when talking about Israel defending itself against the daily attacks. The threads are riddled with his taqiyya, every word out of his mouth.
“There are several forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, the best known being taqiyya. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause of Islam – in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.”
“The word “Taqiyya” literally means: “Concealing, precaution, guarding.” It is employed in disguising one’s beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralising any criticism of Islam or Muslims.”

Fending off and neutralizing any criticism of Islam or Muslims anyway he can. Lying, deflecting, subterfuge, in the defence of Islam and all it’s atrocities.
commented 2016-08-16 10:29:15 -0400
I don’t buy into any ideology that dictates who or what I’m “allowed to hate” If a man that happens to be Jewish is a pedo, I hate him. I take people on a case by case basis, based on their actions not race.. In a free country I can Hate whatever I want.
commented 2016-08-16 09:30:09 -0400
So are you Leiza Rosie..
commented 2016-08-16 09:17:41 -0400
Ultimately God is allowing the Jewish people to be punished for their unbelief in the Messiah. The world’s haters are being allowed to attack them, but only for a short while longer. When the Christians are raptured out of this world, the final 7-year period of tribulation will begin. The tribulation period is in two parts, the second part will be the great tribulation period. The horrors will be unmatched to what has happened in all world wars and disasters to date. It makes me weep to know what will happen to the Jewish people during this terrible and unspeakable period. I also know, that just when the world thinks they have succeed in exterminating the Jewish people, is when Jesus will return to destroy her enemies!
commented 2016-08-16 03:23:40 -0400
Drew, thank you for your support. This is not easy.
commented 2016-08-16 02:44:23 -0400
I think there should be a cap on the number of public employees. A percentage of the population. This not only maintains a manageable cost, but forces Gov to be efficient rather than taking the easy path and hire more ppl, and stops department heads from trying to grow their department and up their budget, which in turn nets them an increase in pay.

I’m aghast at the anti-Israel sentiments permeating this country, and the state of our post secondary schools. The Deans all need to be fired, and maybe even charge for Breach of Trust.
commented 2016-08-16 01:13:03 -0400
Liza Rosie yep he could not stay away, could he.
commented 2016-08-16 01:12:26 -0400
Jay Israel is not guilty of the lies you speak. You support murderous theocracies while condemning Israel? You are a lost fool, your hatred is pathetic. Please tell us why Jordan does not have to give any land to the Pals? Why do Lebanon and Egypt not give up some land for them? Why do you not ask them to? How many pals live in Egypt or Lebanon Jay? And why are they in such dire conditions in those countries?
commented 2016-08-16 01:04:10 -0400
Leviticus 2013, you are sitting in front of a computer.
commented 2016-08-16 00:46:00 -0400
What is taqiyya..?
commented 2016-08-16 00:37:57 -0400
Could you imagine in 2016, in Canada, a headline like this:

“How to spot a Jew-hater.”

It would sound so ridiculous if it were not true.
commented 2016-08-16 00:34:03 -0400
Re: Jew haters, I spotted one. The one who uses taqiyya in all of his posts.
commented 2016-08-16 00:29:43 -0400
Gov’t workers haven’t been our servants for a long time. They are a part of an elite class paid for by people work actually work for a living. They will find out soon though that by killing off the producers, they will be cutting their own throats.
commented 2016-08-16 00:25:38 -0400
you are a liar Jay.
commented 2016-08-16 00:24:14 -0400
Bikes! There should be no bike traffic on city streets or single lane traffic roads with no shoulders. In B.C. they dress funny and don’t understand that a car, truck or bus is bigger than they are and will crush them if anyone makes a mistake. Furthermore, oncoming traffic on single lane roads who veer into the other lane to pass the cyclist, especially on B.C.s winding roads, are the cause of many close calls. Cyclists are a safety hazard for cars. Cyclists and cars don’t mix.
commented 2016-08-16 00:20:08 -0400
It does not bother you, that some of these posts are not only anti-semitic, but anti-Jew?

Somehow I thought we could do better.
commented 2016-08-15 23:44:41 -0400
“If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.” That says it all.

Jay you should read Maurice Potvin’s post.
commented 2016-08-15 23:44:05 -0400
Is there a “mute” function on this comment board? Someone keeps puking on their keyboard, and I have to scroll past all of their incomprehensible gibberish.
commented 2016-08-15 23:37:41 -0400
A headline that includes the phrase “a Jew-hater” is going to get a lot of many comments here.

Ezra Levant sometimes uses a term like this to stir the pot a bit, to create discussion.

But that same Ezra Levant has acknowleged some other comments.

Pope Francis spoke about the anti-semicticsm he has seen and then asked for patience and understanding.
commented 2016-08-15 23:16:15 -0400
One wonders what would have happened if Peter Sherman had been leader in place of Hudak? Interesting stats Maurice.