At the end of January, pro-Israeli groups in Canada suffered several political and legal setbacks.
On January 29, a press release by the Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) congratulated justice-loving people for the setback suffered by pro-Zionist Israeli cheerleaders at the hands of Montreal city council.
According to IJV’s press release, around 400 Canadians sent emails to council expressing opposition to a motion that would have led the city to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.
Members and allies of IJV-Montreal also rallied outside the City Council on the night of January 26 and several young IJV members spoke passionately in the council chambers against the motion.
The reason for opposition by some Jewish Canadians against the IHRA definition is that they do not want Zionist Israel to hijack the genuine cause of fighting anti-Semitism and smother criticism of Israel by branding it as anti-Semitism.
Montreal was not the first municipality to reject the motion.
Previous attempts to package criticism of Israel as ‘anti-Semitic’ were rejected in Vancouver and Calgary.
The political defeat of pro-Israel groups in Montreal occurred after a historic court decision in Ontario last summer.
That court decision allowed the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) to take the pro-Zionist outfit B’nai Brith, masquerading as a human rights organization, to court.
CUPW is suing B’nai Brith after it posted in July 2018 a press release on its website stating that the 50,000-member CUPW sided with the Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union (PPSWU), which “supports terrorism and the elimination of Israel.”
CUPW is suing B’nai Brith for implying that the union supports terrorism and is anti-Semitic.
This is an allegation pro-Zionist groups frequently utilize to defame and demonize activists and organizations which criticize Israel’s brutal rule in Palestine.
According to the Canadian Jewish News, B’nai Brith called the ruling of the Ontario court a “strategic lawsuit against public participation.”
The hysterical reaction reflects the pro-Zionist outfit’s realization that this case might finally put an end to its defamatory outbursts against critics of Israel.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the Canadian society is not going to give B’nai Brith a free pass to defame people and organizations that are critical of Israeli policies.
Those days may be coming to an end.
Currently Canadian lawyer Dimitri Lascaris is also proceeding with his case against B’nai Brith after Ontario’s provincial high court ruled last summer that he could sue the pro-Zionist outfit for their accusations that he was supporting terrorists.
Pro-Zionist groups worldwide would serve the cause of fighting anti-Semitism far better if they focused on the anti-Semitic policies of Zionist Israel.
Zionist racism towards African Jews is so blatant that even the Israeli media has been forced to report it in order to maintain a veneer of objectivity.