Has the extreme right gone mainstream in Canada’s pro-Israel community? A number of prominent figures in Toronto’s Jewish establishment have rallied to support a “settler colonial NGO” set up by a racist homophobe. In so doing Bernie Farber and others aligned with the fascistic Jewish Defence League (JDL). On Saturday 15 rallied in front of... Continue Reading →
Trudeau equates far left with racist right to defend Israel
The far right and far left are equally racist, Canada’s Liberal prime minister said last week. Mimicking Donald Trump’s “fine people” on both sides statement after white supremacists rampaged in Charlottesville in 2017, Justin Trudeau bemoaned “a rise in intolerance” in Canada and elsewhere. “We see the organizations of extremist groups on the far right... Continue Reading →
Why do politicians align with extremist JDL?
Was he a victim of an anti-Semitic attack or a violent, racist, right-wing provocateur? On Saturday evening some 5,000 international justice minded individuals packed Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square. Dozens, maybe hundreds, within the pro-Palestinian crowd were Jewish. At the same time a counterprotest was held by Canada’s most influential and best organized fascistic group. About... Continue Reading →
A prominent opponent of hate allies with B’nai Brith
How could a prominent opponent of racism and hate ally with B’nai Brith? A recent Ontario Federation of Labour supplement in the Toronto Star prominently profiled Barbara Perry. The Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology has been quoted repeatedly in Rabble, This and other... Continue Reading →
Anti-fascist except when they support Israel
Canadian extreme right hate groups have figured out a way to gain mainstream acceptance: Support Israel. While most of the world voted to label Zionism a form of racism in 1975, many self-declared antiracists in Canada today refuse to challenge far right extremists if they act in service of that European colonial and Jewish... Continue Reading →
As Israel’s racism grows more Canadian Jews turn against it
The anti-Palestinianism of Canada’s establishment Jewish organizations is extreme. Fortunately, a growing number of Canadian Jews appear to be rejecting their racism and support for Israeli violence. According to a recent Canadian Jewish News article, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and United Jewish Appeal Toronto both declined to comment on Prime Minister... Continue Reading →
Condemning neo-fascists is anti-Semitic? Really?
Weirdly, even some self-declared “anti-fascists” who claim to be intent on “punching Nazis” get uncomfortable when you criticize the Jewish Defense League. In an incident akin to Canadians organizing to thwart freedom riders during the US civil rights movement, the Toronto-based JDL organized a mob that attacked protesters at last month’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee... Continue Reading →
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