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Mississauga leader responds to outcry from Israel Now and other Jewish groups

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The Mayor of a Toronto-area suburb, Bonnie Crombie (left) has denounced the ambush of a photo she was posing for by an anti-Zionist radical holding a banner, that promoted a blood libel against Operation Breaking Dawn by Israel against terrorists in Gaza last week.

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An attempt to embarrass Mayor Bonnie Crombie of Mississauga, Ontario with an engineered propaganda stunt backfired on an anti-Israel activist group, when Meir Weinstein of Israel NOW explained to her how she was ambushed by an inflammatory banner unfurled behind her back.

Crombie had attended a public event on August 6 with other elected officials on Saturday August 6 and was posing for a photo. The photo was then used by “Canadian Defenders 4 Human Rights” online to portray Crombie and a Trudeau government MP and former cabinet minister as upholding their misinformation campaign against Israel.

Thank you #mississauga mayor @BonnieCrombie for supporting the #Palestinian #Canadian community and to condemn the most recent #israeli attacks on #gaza. Also thank you MP @iamIqraKhalid for your support & committing to always stand for Palestinian human rights & justice.

Iqra Khalid sidestepped the issue with a Twitter thread about how “I, for one, can’t sleep thinking about young lives and the trauma they will carry to their next generation because the world couldn’t get its shit together. Can we find our humanity?”.

Meanwhile, Crombie showed some courage and called down the bully tactics.

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Weinstein’s complaint ‘To the attention of Mayor Bonnie Crombie’ stated:

It has come to my attention that you recently posed for pictures and video with a BDS leader who has a history of targeting the Jewish Community. In this picture, this BDS leader was holding a banner “Palestinian Holocaust made by the Zionists” This is extremely disturbing to the Jewish Community. I am demanding that you apologize to the Jewish Community.

Please take action,

Meir Weinstein, Director Israel Now

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In a formal statement on August 7, Crombie declared, “The statement issued by the Canadian Defenders for Human Rights on social media does not accurately reflect my views. The photo taken of me was done without my knowledge or consent and I certainly take exception to the sign displayed in the background and its message.”

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She explained, “Yesterday, while attending an event hosted by the Canadian Palestinian Professional Foundation at Our Lady Queen Croatia Park to raise funds for the Credit Valley Hospital and youth scholarships, I was approached by two individuals asking my opinion on current events taking place in Israel and Gaza.”

Crombie’s statement continued: “I replied that I oppose violence and call upon all sides to cease hostilities. Recent events that have threatened Israel’s security only reinforce the need for both parties to de-escalate tensions and work towards a peaceful solution that prevents any further loss of civilian lives. People have the right to live freely and without fear of violence no matter who they are and where they choose to call home.”

After making clear she rejected the tactics of the CD4HR banner ambush, Crombie left no doubt she also rejected the antisemitic message it carried:

“Any comparison to the Holocaust diminishes the memory of the victims of that tragedy in human history.”

She concluded by stating: “I want to reaffirm that I am committed to a peaceful resolution between Palestinians and Israelis, and a two-state solution, which can only be accomplished through peaceful negotiations and a joint commitment to a path forward that is free from violence.”

Avi Benlolo of AGPI called it “a horrible poster… This is shameful and requires an apology to the Jewish community”, while Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre were “shocked and disturbed” to see both politicians “posing with a notorious BDS leader and Ayatollah supporter and his disgusting, #antisemitic banner”.

Marty Gold is the Editor-in -Chief of TheJ.ca. Known for investigative reporting, he has specialized in covering municipal and provincial politics, and a wide range of sports and entertainment, in newspapers, magazines, online, and on his first love, radio. His business and consulting experience includes live events and sales, workplace safety, documentary productions, PR, and telecommunications in Vancouver, Los Angeles and across Canada, and as a contestant on CBC-TV Dragons Den.

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