The Ontario arm of the Canadian Union of Public Employees announced yesterday it would propose, in a meeting next month, "a ban on Israeli academics doing speaking, teaching or research work at Ontario universities," if they do not explicitly condemn Israeli action in Gaza.
The Blob & Snail characterizes this as an occurence which "sparked a bitter debate" between "both sides". The reason for CUPE to do this? (Oh, you're going to love it!)
The proposal comes specifically after a Dec. 29 attack on an Islamic University in Gaza, which Israel claimed was affiliated with Hamas.
"Attacking an institution of learning is just beyond the pale," CUPE Ontario president Sid Ryan said last night. "They deliberately targeted an institution of learning. That's what the Nazis did."
Anyway, superdude Bernie Farber charges to the defense of his co-religionists:
The connection – of Israel to the Nazi regime – infuriated Bernie Farber, chief executive officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress, who said no one yet knows whether the university was a legitimate target, and that Mr. Ryan's comments were "nasty and bigoted rhetoric."
Way to go Bern, you're a mench. "Maybe Israel is run by Nazis, we aren't sure, but Ryan is a meanie for saying so."
Israel "claimed" the Gaza University was "affiliated" with Hamas because missiles were being built on the premises and arms stored there. I could be wrong but I heard they had video of ordinance being fired from there too. I did not personally see any of this with my own two eyes, because I live in Ontario Canada. But I believe the IDF.
If there's a choice between believing the IDF or Hamas, I chose the IDF every time. This is because the IDF does not have its soldiers riding around in ambulances, hiding among civilians and indescriminantly shooting large rockets at towns and cities. Hamas is known to do that, and is doing it right now, today, even as I write this.
Your Canadian Union of Public Employees, whose members include pretty much every worker in the Ontario government bureaucracy, choses to believe the claims of the ambulance riding, skirt hiding, missile firing Hamas pussies whose entire purpose is to kill all the Jews in Israel. Says so in their charter.
I'm thinking the drones at the Ontario Human Rights Commission are probably CUPE members. Quite the conundrum they face today. On the one hand their union screaming that the sacred cow of Leftism, the Holy Victims of Palestine, are being gored. On the other hand their raison d'etre, anti-Semitic words being voiced in public... by their union. It will be enlightening to see how they manage this growing conflict of interest, won't it?
My money is on them charging Bernie Farber with being off side.