These “enabling” moments are only the most recent. One can mention the enabling effect of prominent politicians like Denis Coderre and Gilles Duceppe, marching with Hezbollah supporters in Montreal; or the enabling effect of politicians like David Miller, who fail to speak out against the virulent crowds on Bloor Street that were inexplicably issued permits, without restriction, to foment hatred of Israel and Jews, while openly supporting terrorist organizations designated as such by our federal government; or the enabling effect of the University of Toronto, year after year hosting the perniciously named Israel Apartheid Week, lending legitimacy to a comparison which does not stand up to the most cursory analysis; or the enabling effect of news organizations which endorse casualty statistics provided to them by Hamas, without each time pointing out that those statistics come from Hamas, for which deceit in such matters is a key element of their battle strategy; or the enabling effect of people who do not take to the streets and march in the thousands (we Jews are not blameless here) whenever a Jewish school is firebombed in Montreal, or a synagogue is set ablaze in Ste. Agathe. Each such failure contributes to the dehumanization of Israelis, and more and more these days , to Jews everywhere.
In case you missed it, here is my eyewitness report on one of those demonstrations, with video, showing a Muslim woman uttering death threats at the Jewish child standing beside me (“uttering death threats” is a crime up here) and the police just a few feet away from her, doing nothing.