Supporting Israel Reflects Our Canadian Values

(Canadian Jewish News) Anthony Housefather and Michael Levitt - On a per capita basis, there are more hate incidents reported against Jews than any other group in Canada. A total of 1,752 anti-Semitic incidents were reported in 2017, a 1.4% increase compared to 2016, according to B'nai Brith Canada. There are still far too many individuals and groups in Canada that seek to foment hatred against this one community of approximately 400,000 Canadians. Today's anti-Semitism often takes on the pretense of contemporary discourse around Israel. It is not anti-Semitic to question Israel's policies. However, it is anti-Semitic to hold the world's only Jewish majority state to a different standard than all other nations. Supporting Israel is not only legitimate but reflective of Canadian values. Anthony Housefather is the member of Parliament for Mount Royal and chairman of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice. Michael Levitt is the member of Parliament for York Centre and the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee.

2018-10-19 00:00:00

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