Canada, like Israel, is a relatively young democracy. Nothing like Switzerland of course, with its over 700 years of mostly liberal democratic tradition behind it, but still with its warts, imperfections and blemishes.
Thus it is not surprising that groups of Canadians who recognize that there is much to improve in the still-developing Israeli democracy try to influence and spur the Jewish state to higher standards. It would be foolish to ignore the oft-times valid and constructive criticism.
What is hard to understand is that in liberal, democratic Canada, a racist, anti-Semitic group called Queers Against Israel Apartheid (QuAIA) is allowed to propagate and spew its racism unchecked.
QuAIA is probably composed of many well-meaning, apparently liberal, members. Well-meaning but badly mislead. One of the main activists, Tim McCaskell refers to himself as a “gay activist dinosaur”, which might explain the group’s antiquated and racist vision.
In spite of some well-meaning liberals, there can be no doubt whatsoever that QuAIA is overwhelmingly racist. Why would they not demonstrate against the horrendous daily murders in Syria? (13,000 and counting, since the uprising against Syria’s ghastly dictatorship regime). Why are there no “Queers Against Gender Apartheid in Saudi Arabia”, or “Queers...More >>