We need not accept leaders who excuse demonization, congratulate themselves for inaction and get in the way of activism. As Jewish students strain under the pressures of modern anti-Semitism on campuses throughout Canada, our timid and equivocal leaders fail to give them the moral and financial support and guidance they desperately need.
(ME: You know — maybe that’s just as well… Those leaders aren’t exactly geniuses.)
I belong to the Never Again Group which I am sure you have heard of by now. We are not alone; our group also has friends and members from the Christian community, some here to lend their support today. We have been called “Macarthyites,” extremists and told that we are a fringe right-wing group when in fact we have done nothing more than defend Israel and challenge those who attack us.
If that makes us a fringe group in the minds of some people, then so be it, but these labels will never deter us from speaking up whether it is about the slaughter of babies in Itamar or the lies motivated by prejudice, given shelter and encouraged by haters of Israel in our universities and in the general community.