This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy, August 21, 2022
CIJA discovered that Community Media Advocacy Centre (CMAC), which received more than $130k in funding through Canadian Heritage’s Anti-Racism Action Plan, has been using their senior consultant Laith Marouf to train broadcasters in anti-racism, despite having repeatedly tweeted hateful, antisemitic, and anti-francophone comments. CIJA immediately brought the information to the attention of the Ministry, requesting an investigation into CMAC and, in the wake of a similar discovery with the Muslim Association of Canada’s conference earlier this summer, for them to undertake a thorough review to determine how organizations that are clearly not aligned with core values of the Anti-Racism Action Program were provided funding and to take action to address this appalling situation. This incident is garnering significant media attention, with more than 50 Canadian outlets covering it today across the country. We will keep you informed as the situation develops.
View CIJA’s tweets here and here.
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On an official visit to Germany, at a formal event at the German Chancellery, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of ’50 holocausts.’ Comments like this are definitive examples of ‘Holocaust Inversion,’ which denies or diminishes the reality of the Holocaust.
To add offence to this dangerous statement, Abbas also refused to condemn the ‘Munich Massacre,’ the murder by Palestinian militants of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games. Many expected Abbas to issue an apology after sources cited Fatah’s role in supporting the terrorists responsible for the massacre.
His antisemitic comments were strongly condemned by the German government and denounced by many in the international diplomatic community. However, when the deaths of six million women, children, and men at the hands of Nazis and their collaborators are trivialized publicly and callously by a central figure in the region, it must be – unilaterally and universally – condemned.
To this end, CIJA publicly denounced Abbas’ insulting remarks and called for all to speak out and condemn the shameful statement.
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Witness as these legendary global leaders unpack the issues reshaping our world. Ukraine and Russia. Israel and the Middle East. Canada and the United States. The rapidly changing economy. Explore the many dangers and opportunities that will define our future and what it all means for our global Jewish community.
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|August 26||Ottawa Pride Shabbat|
|August 26||Calgary Pride Shabbat|
|September 5||Labour Day (CIJA offices closed)|
|September 12||UJA Federation of Greater Toronto Campaign Launch|
|September 18||Jewish Federation of Edmonton Campaign Launch|
|September 25-27||Rosh Hashanah (CIJA offices closed)|
|October 4-5||Yom Kippur (CIJA offices closed)|
|October 9-16||Sukkot (CIJA offices closed Oct. 10, 11)|
|October 10||Thanksgiving (CIJA offices closed)|
|October 16-18||Simchat Torah | Shemini Atzeret|
Feds probe 'disturbing' tweets by consultant on government-funded anti-racism project (National Post)
'Anti-racism' consultant hired by Heritage Department-funded agency repeatedly made anti-Semitic comments (Post Millennial)
Ottawa to probe ‘disturbing’ tweets by consultant on government-funded anti-racism project (Globe and Mail)
Feds probe ‘disturbing’ tweets by consultant on government-funded anti-racism project (Toronto Star)
Feds probe 'disturbing' tweets by consultant on government-funded anti-racism project (Montreal Gazette)
Feds probe 'disturbing' tweets by consultant on government-funded anti-racism project (The Province)
Canadian Heritage hires anti-racism director who expressed antisemitic views (Western Standard)
- Un consultant aux propos racistes et antisémites embarrassant pour Patrimoine canadien (Le Journal de Montréal)
CIJA is Hiring
Director of Government Relations (Ontario)
Associate Director, Partnerships and Community Engagement
Executive Director – Atlantic Jewish Council
Vice President Operations - Jewish Federation of Ottawa
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