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BMO bigwig gets it


Hmmm, maybe it’s time to switch banks. The head honcho over at BMO seems to get it: One-sided and disproportionate criticism of Israel has the effect of inflaming anti-Semitism, Tony Comper, president and CEO of BMO Financial Group , warned Monday. Comper singled out the recent censure of Israel by the Ontario leadership of the […]

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Another Jewish school firebombing


Just a year and a half after UTT St-Laurent was firebombed, another Jewish school was attacked last Friday night, when someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window. The Orthodox Jewish boys’ school in Outremont already had enhanced its security, along with the other Jewish schools in the city, after the UTT incident. The attack […]

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Fiji: Israelis not welcome


It’s one of the most popular beach, sand and sun destinations for Australians, New Zealanders, and backpackers in general. But Fiji, where I spent a few hours on layover just a few months ago, is sending out a message: Israelis not welcome (via Meryl): Three Israeli backpackers were evicted from Fiji after a Muslim immigration […]

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Gunman shoots up Jewish Community Center


What on earth is there to say about this: A woman was killed and five other women were wounded on Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Jewish organization in downtown Seattle that last weekend organized a rally in support of Israel. A Seattle police spokesman said the gunman, who was thought to be […]

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AUT boycott overturned


The British Association of University Teachers voted to reverse their boycott of Haifa University and Bar-Ilan University, after getting a severe amount of egg on their face. Of course, the Palestinians are reacting predictably: Meanwhile, Palestinian professor Sari Nusseibeh, who last week urged an end to the boycott, has been under attack by many Palestinians […]

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Speaking of schools…


These idiotic teenagers won’t be seeing the inside of theirs for a while: Three students have been expelled from an elite private school for posting pictures of Nazi rallies and Jews being tortured on a Web site and then using anti-Semitic slurs to lash out at a student who objected. The boys, one of whom […]

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A sour taste


Native leader and antisemite extraordinaire David Ahenakew’s hate trial is underway. I’ve always been torn on the issue of hate speech legislation. Restricting freedom of speech can have potentially dangerous consequences for a free society, and it’s not something to take lightly. After all, restricting free speech means that someone has the power to decide […]

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No isolated comment


London’s infamous mayor Ken Livingstone proved conclusively that his comparison of a Jewish reporter to a Nazi was no isolated slip-of-tongue. Livingstone has consistently refused to apologize for that remark, even refusing to meet with families of Holocaust survivors. And now we have a better insight into why. Livingstone’s twisted political views clear things up […]

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“Red Ken” does it again


Ken Livingstone, London’s mayor, seems to have an incurable case of foot-in-mouth disease. This time, he is refusing to apologize after calling a Jewish journalist a German concentration camp guard (via Damian Penny): Ken Livingstone today refused to apologise for his “German war criminal” jibe delivered to a Jewish Evening Standard reporter. His refusal came […]

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How exactly is this funny?


Prince Harry was forced to issue an apology, after he wore a Nazi costume to a party: Early editions of Thursday’s issue of “The Sun,” showed Prince Harry, the second son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, clutching a cigarette and a drink and wearing a swastika armband. The newspaper said the 20-year-old […]

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