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The Trudeau Government’s Fake Fight Against Antisemitism- Part 17

Trudeau’s relationship with Israel and the Jewish community fed by his domestic identity politics

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“After he won the 2015 election, besides re-affirming his view of the BDS movement on a couple occasions, Trudeau failed to take any action to deal with the BDS on or off campus.” (Image: Twitter) 

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Coming back to the statements of Trudeau and Dion, what they both failed to address is the question as to why, logically speaking Canada would need to change its tone with Israel in order to pursue its new policy? 

Unless that is, they saw the change of tone as the pre-requisite to establish good relations with and support the Palestinian Authority which finances terrorism against Israel and to somehow put Hamas’ terrorism  as far on the back burner  as many times as they can find a way to do that

Starting point

There is absolutely nothing wrong for people to sympathise with Palestinians and support the establishment of the P.A. as an independent country on parts of the West Bank.

As a matter of fact, towards this end, Israel offered the P.A. the Oslo Accords 1993-1995; two distinct peace treaties in 2000 and 2008 respectively. The first was reciprocated with two intifadas and the others were rejected out of hand.  As a matter of fact, all told the P.A. received a peace treaty proposal on five separate occasions.

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However, such sympathy and support must be expressed in a reasoned, civil and above all lawful manner towards the Jewish community at home. 

And in this connection, I do not ever recall Trudeau telling, nay demanding in no uncertain terms those who support the P.A., Hamas, Hezbollah and are against Israel 

a. to stop engaging in violence and other kinds of hate crimes against Jewish Canadians who are their fellow citizens entitled to peace and security, and

b. to behave respectfully towards the Jewish community, just as the community acts respectfully towards their Arab fellow citizens, regardless of their views positions on Israel.

Sure, the Prime Minister did visit Israel; smiled a lot; had his picture taken with various Israelis officials; said the politically correct things for his Jewish voters. He had to do it in order to proceed with the renewal and expansion of the scope of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement established by his predecessor Stephen Harper.

The history of Trudeau government’s pattern of dealing with Israel and the matters concerning Israel shows it to be one that started to vacillate in a number of directions, namely;

a. tourism;

b. free trade;

c. until 2019,  carrying  on with Canada’s long established policy  of voting against the lynching mobs of anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and such motions in various UN committees dealing with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; respectively ; then  reversing its position with respect to one such annual U.N.G.A resolution;

d. feigned ignorance of the damning facts on the ground with respect to the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) and Hamas save to extent displayed during the 2021 Gaza war;

e. financing the antisemite and anti-Israel educational system of UNRWA despite the overwhelming evidence that militates against such support, and 

f. indifference to the:

i. plight of Israeli communities living across the Gaza border subjected to Hamas terrorism; 

ii. bio-environmental destruction and damage inflicted to southern Israel by Hamas, and, 

g. criticism of Israel in connection with the border clashes initiated by Hamas 2018

I propose to address the foregoing matters in due course.

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Equating Israel’s legitimate self-defence and P.A. terrorism

2017- Minister Dion, presumably speaking on behalf of the government, made it clear that Israel shares, if not bears, responsibility for the ills befalling it.

And, on the heels of two particularly horrifying stabbing attacks by Palestinian terrorists against two Israeli women-one slashed to death in front of her traumatised teenage daughter and the other wounded while pregnant, Dion issued Israel a heads up about a more harshly worded reprimand.

Dion further equated Palestinian incitement and violence with Israel’s self-defence measures, calling on “both sides” to return to the negotiating table when clearly the Palestinian side has shown no desire for peace and to this day still aims to  get rid of Israel and occupy all of the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.  

BDS

2015-During the 2015 election campaign Trudeau ran an ad in the Canadian Jewish News which in part reads:

“The Liberal Part of Canada believes that…..we must oppose Boycott, Divest and Sanction campaigns in our communities and continue to speak out forcefully against them….I am opposed to the BDS movement. I think it’s an example of the new form of antisemitism in the world…an example of the three “D’s”: demonization of Israel, deligitimisation of Israel, and a double standard applied toward Israel.”

In another electoral pamphlet, Trudeau expressed his sympathies for the pain inflicted by the BDS movement on Jewish university students.

After he won the 2015 election, besides re-affirming his view of the BDS movement on a couple occasion, Trudeau failed to take any action to deal with the BDS on or off campus. 

2016– In response to the Conservative motion  condemning  the BDS  movement and asking the government to take appropriate action   against the movement, Minister Dion’s  on behalf of the Prime Minister  who chose not to show up for the debate,  voted for the motion while   running on both sides of his mouth.( Part 1, supra.)

2021– Im Tirtzu is an Israeli non-profit organization working to strengthen the values of Zionism in Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and whose mandate includes the observation of the actions of the U.N. It issued a report surveying 19 Palestinian NGO’s that receive funding from the U.N, nearly all of which support BDS. Eight of these organizations  have ties to Hamas or the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)  terror groups.

The report notes that the U.N. is not entirely transparent in its reporting, as it “often omits the ‘implementing partners’ that receive the funding to carry out their programs. This creates a situation in which millions of dollars in funding are unaccounted for. Jewish Press News Desk,   New Report: U.N Paid $40 million to Terror-Linked Palestinian NGOs, July 1, 2021

Here then is an organisation that finances BDS and terrorism against a member of good standing of the U.N.  What then has Canada, a self-proclaimed close friend and ally of Israel, done about this disgraceful scheme to protect its ally’s lands and people? 

There you have it. Over the seven years since Trudeau first addressed the issue during his 2015 election campaign, this is where his “talk but do not walk” campaign against BDS got. 

Doğan D. Akman is an independent researcher and commentator. He holds a B.Sc. in sociology, an M.A. in sociology/criminology and an LL.B in law. He held academic appointments in sociology, criminology and social policy; served as a Judge of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, and occupied the positions of Crown Counsel in criminal prosecutions and in civil litigation at the Federal Department of Justice. His academic work is published in peer-reviewed professional journals, while his opinion pieces and other writings are to be found in various publications and in blogs.  

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