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Impressionable, naïve, unknowledgeable teenagers being indoctrinated with age-old Jew-hatred

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Protesters violently disrupt pro-Israel event at Toronto’s York University (Screen capture from video by Friends of Simon Wiesenthal for Holocaust Studies)

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Many times, I have heard “I like Jews, but the settlements are illegal” or “Just because I don’t believe that the settlements should exist, doesn’t make me antisemitic”.  I listen to statements like these, and I wonder, would someone ever say (for example) “I like gay people, but they shouldn’t be allowed to live in Toronto, New York (or any other city in the world)”, or just because I don’t want Chinese people to live in my city, doesn’t make me a racist”.

Could we imagine the uproar that this sort of rhetoric would cause? This blatant discrimination would never be tolerated, but unfortunately, when it comes to saying that Jews should not be allowed to live in a certain area, it seems not only to be accepted by a wide range of people but supported by the mainstream narrative.

Let me take this one step further. I am currently incredibly frustrated, after sitting in on an online university class wherein the topic was “Jewish Settlements in the ‘West Bank’”. The premise of the class was that if the Jewish settlers simply left the ‘West Bank’ (Judea/Samaria), then there would be peace in the region. 

So allow me to reiterate the above statement in plain English, for the absurdity of the statement needs to be repeated: If the Jews were forced out of their homes in Judea and Samaria then there would be peace and everyone in the world would be happy. 

Think about this above mentioned statement for a moment. We should all have a major problem with this statement – and I hope it sets off alarm bells in your mind. 

The idea of forcing Jews out of an area is implicitly immoral, unethical, disgusting, outrageous, atrocious, egregious, and inhumane. To suggest that the Jews have to leave a swath of land – that a geographic area has to be Jew-free – in order for other people to be happy is an abomination and is beyond unacceptable. Jews are human beings, though the above idea of ridding an area of Jews makes it seem otherwise.

I ask again: what other group of people are treated in this manner? What other group of people are we allowed to demand this absurdity of? Can anyone give me one other example, anywhere in the world today, of a people that are treated in this manner (and it is accepted by the mainstream ideologies)? 

Let us imagine a situation, God forbid, where someone came out in America and stated that if all the Black people just left America, there would be no more crime. The world would implode from such rhetoric. It would never be tolerated by anyone, anywhere, in a million years. However, if the narrative is talking about the Jews… then it is ok to demand that they leave. They’re just Jews after all, right? 

Let our minds mull on this concept. People are openly stating that it is ok to kick Jews out of their homes. The idea that this is acceptable in this day and age is beyond comprehension.

Is the world saying  that because we have been forced out of our homes for thousands of years, no one cares if it continues  to happen? Not only happen, but be encouraged and sanctioned?  

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In the class that I was watching, 18-year-olds, right in front of my eyes, became indoctrinated and brainwashed. They were impressionable, naïve, unknowledgeable teenagers and they were being indoctrinated with age-old Jew-hatred. It goes without saying that the implicit immorality of the concept that Jews must vacate an area in order to appease others was not addressed in this class, and that further infuriated me.  

And this disgusting and alarming rhetoric is unfortunately happening in virtually every university around the world today. Though the rhetoric is unconscionable, it is still permitted and encouraged. Not only privately, but publicly and loudly in the mainstream media.

Let me be clear here. I always emphasize that being “anti-settlement” is being Anti-Jew, and I maintain that wholeheartedly. A settlement is simply a community or a home. So simply, being anti-Jewish homes is being anti-Jewish. 

We do not need to get into the legalities of the region (the Jews own the Land of Israel in its entirety under international law, of course), because legality is not what we are focussing on in this article. Morality is the paramount point here.

Morally, as a human being, how can anyone be comfortable with  the idea that in order for other people to be happy, and in order for other people to sleep well at night,  Jews have to leave an area of land. Last time we checked, we were not living in 1933 Germany, and yet  the same ideas are being disseminated. 

Since when is it acceptable to suggest that a swath of land has to be Judenrein – Jew-free – in order for there to be peace? As Jews, we CANNOT be told where we can and cannot live, simply by virtue of the fact that we are Jewish. That is ludicrous.

This is our land, our home, our history, and this is basic human morality. I am a proud unapologetic Jew and Zionist. And I’ll live anywhere I damn well please.    

Lauren Isaacs was the most prominent young Zionist in the country last year, as the Toronto Director of Herut Canada. She has offered to chronicle her experiences for TheJ.ca as she transitions to her new life in Israel. 

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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.

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