UPDATE from Eye on a Crazy Planet, doing the basic background-check reporting the mainstream media apparently won’t do:
As an interesting aside, the pair of anti-Israel protesters featured by the Toronto Star are an odd duo who seem to have been on a natural path to their particular fold.
A Lorraine Gale is listed as the Coordinator of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto’s Out and Proud Program. If this is the same Ms Gale, given the sad, radicalized state of contemporary university Sociology programs from which Children’s Aid workers usually spring, it would be unsurprising if unthinking bias came hand-in-hand with that type of education.
Jacquie Buncel is the Executive Director of an organization called The Sunshine Centre for Seniors and who describes herself as a “Holocaust Educator.” She is also a graduate of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, a hyper-politicized institution where emotion is frequently privileged above fact, and is notorious, among other causes, for producing a facile, anti-Semitic Master’s thesis that alleged Holocaust education is a racist, Zionist plot.
Whether that is the same view of Holocaust education taken by Ms Buncel, I do not know. But if someone is making the types of pronouncements ascribed to her in The Toronto Star article, it would appear the only lesson they learned from the Holocaust is the appalling, specious one that you may get to live a little longer if you abase yourself to your oppressors.