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TheJ.Ca bestows the inaugural Stella Kübler-Isaacksohn ‘Greiferin’ Award on Israel-Hating IJV

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Presented annually to a self-hating Jew or organization who volunteer to be useful idiots for those who purely and simply hate the Jewish state.

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(The following is satire, as there is no actual S.K.I.G. award but the BDS award is real)

It was with uncontainable glee that those who seek to erase the Jewish State received an award for their betrayal of fellow Jews. “We’re thrilled and honoured to learn that IJV has won the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1281 BDS Award for 2020!” the ragtag misfits bellowed. As described by IJV in a statement about the BDS framework:

“Boycotts target products and companies (Israeli and international) that profit from the violation of Palestinian rights, as well as Israeli sporting, cultural and academic institutions. Anyone can boycott Israeli goods, simply by making sure that they don’t buy produce made in Israel or by Israeli companies. Campaigners and groups call on consumers not to buy Israeli goods and on businesses not to buy or sell them. Israeli cultural and academic institutions directly contribute to maintaining, defending or whitewashing the oppression of Palestinians, as Israel deliberately tries to boost its image internationally through academic and cultural collaborations.”

The award, created by the Local as a “farewell gift of solidarity” upon the retirement of Mary-Jo Nadeau as Senior Staff Representative in 2018, is presented annually by CUPE 1281 “for an organization fighting to end support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and to pressure Israel to comply with international law”.

“I’m overwhelmed (with joy) to learn that Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) has been awarded the 2020 BDS Award” Nadeau wrote online. 

“IJV is a most deserving choice, and I want to especially recognize the great leadership work of Sheryl Nestel (along with the many other IJV activists, including Julia Barnett) … working at CUPE 1281 was proof that solidarity with the global Palestinian BDS movement is far greater than those opposing. And over the past week as Black Lives Matter – Toronto prevailed in its beautiful action of artistic disruption (while defending itself against racist policing), I couldn’t help but notice the leadership of many smart and courageous activists I met through my work in CUPE 1281.”

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Nadeau, who has taught courses at a number of Ontario Universities, described “the joy and relief I felt from my first day at work when I was greeted by a radical union activist environment in general, including several prominent BDS posters, pins etc around the office … As a long-time BDS activist, and former faculty member I worked for several extremely hostile (to BDS) university employers when the movement and its supporters were under severe attack..” 

She also stated “hostility to BDS was at its worst as Israel (with the full complicity of Canada) was bombing Palestinian homes, schools, universities, hospitals, daycares, and Palestinian people — 2009, 2012, 2014 … and still)… Solidarity requires work, but it is strength and can change the world. So proud to be part of this cross-movement experience.” Nominally Jewish groups like IJV are part and parcel of the “solidarity” of the progressive left – and provides convenient cover for the blatant falsehoods that CUPE, radical Marxist organizations and genocidal Islamists spew about Israel because the haters can point to their useful greiferins as “Jewish” allies, so what they are saying and doing ‘cannot be antisemitism’.

A CUPE union award certificate celebrates the success of Independent Jewish Voices in their promotion of antisemitic BDS practices against Israel

At the forefront of the parade of shameful actions by the award-winner is their attempt to undermine adoption by Canada of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. IJV was “disappointed to see that the government has included (it) in the “Terminology” section of the document”, because “the full definition’s examples conflate fundamental criticisms of Israel and/or Zionism with antisemitism — a position IJV strongly rejects.”  Seeing the enforcement of that standard, they complain, “would pose a serious threat to freedom of expression and academic freedom in Canada.”

IJV first gained infamy when they sought and were granted standing as an intervenor in a decision about allowing wines made in the West Bank to be labeled a “Product of Israel.” The IJV lawyer in those proceedings, Dimitri Lascaris, is a candidate for the leadership of the federal Green Party.

The Winnipeg chapter has been particularly active, most notoriously for being champions of the public speaking engagement in Winnipeg last year of rabid American antisemite Linda Sarsour. Over 4200 grassroots Zionists signed a petition which forced a local school division to revoke the use of their venue and resulted in both Manitoba Deputy Premier Heather Stefanson and Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman coming forward to denounce the divisive rhetoric of Sarsour.

Harold Shuster, IJV Steering Committee Chair, welcomed controversial anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour to Winnipeg.

There are many possible candidates within the broader Jewish community among academics, educators, and congregation and community leaders, that could be recognized for betraying of their own community and the Jewish nation. But when a prestigious award is granted by a union with such universally recognized credentials in Jew-hate that B’nai Brith Canada called their BDS resolution “discriminatory and racist”, IJV was propelled onto the podium for our own inaugural Stella Kübler-Isaacksohn ‘Greiferin’ award.

The Stella Kübler-Isaacksohn ‘Greiferin’ award is named after a Jewish woman who was able to avoid capture because of her “Aryan” appearance. She turned on her own people and became a greiferin – “catcher” – outing and capturing Jews she knew who were concealing their identity and were hiding from the Gestapo.

The book “Hitler’s capital: Life and death in war Berlin“, reported: “Stella quickly became a model” catcher. “The officers were already impressed by her ingenuity […] When she started to work for them, she absolutely didn’t fail- she had an excellent memory for names, dates and addresses, and her unconstrained coquetry was a real weapon of mass destruction “.

According to an eyewitness, “For those of us who lived underground in Berlin and who were known to Stella from earlier times, she was a source of constant terror. All of our activities were governed by the need to evade her. Stella carried out her job as a catcher with tremendous enthusiasm and inventiveness. According to Mr. Wyden, she participated in the beating of prisoners. Whenever she arrested a woman, she would immediately search her purse for an address book with addresses of additional hidden Jews, which frequently resulted in an avalanche of even more arrests (i.e., murders).”

She was twice convicted for her crimes after WWII but only served 10 years despite her role in the torture and murder of between 600-3000 of her own blood.

TheJ.ca will continue to monitor the activities of those within our community who do us harm by aligning with antisemites and anti-Israel agitators, and provide the media with useful idiots for shallow and biased news coverage. If you know of a worthy candidate for the next Stella Kübler-Isaacksohn ‘Greiferin’ Award please submit the information to [email protected].

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We do news differently!

Our positioning as a Zionist News Media platform sets us apart from the rest. While other Canadian Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas, TheJ.Ca is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

We revealed the incursion of anti-Israel progressive elements such as IfNotNow into our communities. We have exposed the distorted hateful agenda of the “progressive” left political radicals who brought Linda Sarsour to our cities, and we were first to report on many disturbing incidents of Nazi-based hate towards Jews across Canada.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your HELP!

Our ability to thrive and grow in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters like you.

Monthly support is a great way to help us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make to support Jewish Journalism.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Happy reading!

Thank you for choosing TheJ.Ca as your source for Canadian Jewish News.

We do news differently!

Our positioning as a Zionist News Media platform sets us apart from the rest. While other Canadian Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas, TheJ.Ca is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

We revealed the incursion of anti-Israel progressive elements such as IfNotNow into our communities. We have exposed the distorted hateful agenda of the “progressive” left political radicals who brought Linda Sarsour to our cities, and we were first to report on many disturbing incidents of Nazi-based hate towards Jews across Canada.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your HELP!

Our ability to thrive and grow in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters like you.

Monthly support is a great way to help us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make to support Jewish Journalism.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Happy reading!

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