Anti-Israel Conference to be Held in Canada



By: BEV SPRITZER  
Published: October 21st 2010
in News » Local

University of Quebec in Montreal to host anti-Israel conference.

This weekend, an anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Conference will be held in Montreal, at the University of Quebec.

 

Those participating include Islamic groups, radical leftist NGOs and unions from Canada and South Africa.

 

Adding controversy to the already contentious event is that the Canadian Union of Postal Workers will be co-sponsorship the conference.

 

In particular, a major participant in the conference is Tadamon!, a group that supports freedom and national autonomy for the Arabs of the Land of Israel. Tadamon! blames the failure of the peace talks squarely on Israel’s refusal to “stop expanding its colonization of the West Bank,” and does not make any mention of the Palestinian Authority’s continuing incitement of Israel and insistence on delegitimizing the nation.

 

According to Arutz Sheva, the goal of the conference is to urge countries to implement any various anti-Israel measures, including boycotting the country, selling stock in Israeli companies and cutting off economic relationships with the Israeli government, and international sanctions such as those in place against Iran, considered by many to be the most hazardous threat to world peace.

 

Among the speakers will be Bongani Masuku, a top official in the Confederation of South African Trade Unions who has been found guilty by the South African Human Rights Commission of anti-Semitic hate speech.

 

Another speaker will be John Greyson, interestingly a defender of gay rights whose lifestyle would likely earn him the death penalty in many of Israel’s enemy countries.

 

According to Israel National News, sessions and workshops throughout the weekend will cover various issues from a variety of perspectives, including “queer [homosexual], environmental, labor, and indigenous angles.”



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