Canada’s Trudeau Blasts BDS as Anti-Semitic
The Fellowship | January 18, 2019
The United States is not Israel’s only friend on the North American continent. The U.S.’s neighbors to the north stand for Israel, as well. Case in point is this report from The Times of Israel which tells us that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken out against the BDS (Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment) movement, calling it out for targeting Jewish students and demonizing Israel:
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blasted the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic and contrary to “Canadian values,” and accused it of intimidating Jewish students on university campuses…
“In Canada we have to recognize that there are things that aren’t acceptable, not because of foreign policy concerns, but because of Canadian values,” Trudeau replied.
“It’s not right to discriminate or to make someone feel unsafe on campus because of their religion, and unfortunately the BDS movement is often linked to those kinds of frames.”
Trudeau said that targeting the State of Israel was a form of anti-Semitism, quoting former Canadian justice minister Irwin Cotler’s characterization as “the three Ds: demonization of Israel, a double standard around Israel and a delegitimization of the State of Israel…”