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Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Deplores Antisemitic Editorial

Calls for removal from online, retraction and apology

By: Daniel Horowitz

Published: January 10th, 2012 in News » World

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Deplores Antisemitic Editorial
On January 10th, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s advocacy arm, was made aware of an editorial in a British Columbia newspaper, The Link, entitled “Racism, Capitalism, and Zionism are the Worst Cancers Affecting the World” by Dr. Sawraj Singh. The column is replete with conspiracy theories and makes numerous offensive statements concerning Jews and Israel. In addition to repeatedly referring to Zionism as “cancer”, it charges that “Jews were and still are able to monopolize most of the academic and intellectually demanding positions” in America.

In response, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, issued the following statement:

“We deplore this hateful column and call on The Link to immediately remove it from online, publish a retraction, and issue an apology. It does the Indo-Canadian community, which has been and remains such a valuable contributor to Canada, no credit for one of its key community newspapers to be spreading such disturbing lies, including antisemitic conspiracy theories.

“Among many distasteful corruptions of history, this article uses historic antisemitic accusations – including the depiction of the Jewish people as power-hungry, and even a disease – to attack the world’s only Jewish state and its supporters. This is an alarming example of the convergence of anti-Zionism and antisemitism, starkly displayed as a leading editorial in a Canadian newspaper.”

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