• TerrorIsEvil

    It is telling, Shira, that you choose to criticize and examine the limits of pro-Israel activism at a time when BDS and IAW run rampant and threaten Jews not only in Israel but also in Canada. Why did you not examine pro-Islamist, anti-Semitic activism? In case you are confused, pro-Jewish activists want to preserve our ancient homeland for Jews to live safely and securely into the future. Our enemy, in case you have not observed, is radical Islam and also those who support the Islamist cause to conquer Israel and beyond. Most of the supporters of Islamism and anti-Westernism are on the left but there is a wide range, including the Pope who takes side against Israel. With so many against us it is terrible when Jews like you, Shira, question the few who are on our side and standing strong unequivocally with Israel; people who are sure of its righteousness and goodness. People like you in the media have a corrosive effect on the young Jewish minds as they examine and find common cause with those who the media have politically taken sides with to support their post-modern politics (all the -ism except Judaism) where everyone, terrorists included, deserve to be heard, respected and whose opinions are equal to everyone else’s. So when Jews say this is our land people like you, Shira, say wait a minute, if they they want to kill Jews and freedom and implement sharia and jihad, they have rights too. It is perverted thinking and idiotic hand-wringing and the kind of addled thinking that will allow Islamists to take over Israel and the rest of the world without a fight.

  • TerrorIsEvil

    By the way, Shira, what kind of world do you want for you and your children – one dominated by totalitarians who are intolerant against women, Jews, Christians, and all others not part of the supremacist movement – or a world like in Israel where there is freedom (religious, political, press, gender, cultural, etc)? You can’t have it both ways – freedom must be defended militarily against those who want to remove this way of life from our people and send Jews back to the days of Nazism and pogroms and barbarity, or we lose it. There is no nice way to protect our people and homes – it requires force sometimes.

    • Norm H

      I suggest you ask the (Jewish) women forced to sit in the back of the bus about basic freedoms. Or perhaps you should ask Anat Hoffman about religious freedoms in Israel, when she is sitting in a jail cell for having committed the crime of praying at the Kotel. Perhaps you might like to check in with the parents of a 14 year old Palestinian boy who was shot dead by an Israeli soldier for the crime of having crossed through the security barrier so that he could pick herbs in his family’s field – a field from which they have been separated by the barrier. Or why don’t you call the citizen of Israel – a respected attorney and partner at a Tel Aviv law firm – who was denied the right to rent an apartment. His crime – he’s an Arab citizen of Israel. Ask Hagai El-Ad about being detained by police illegally for 36 hours, for the crime of participating in a demonstration – supposedly a basic right in the democracy that you claim exists unhindered in Israel. It is you, in fact, who cannot have it both ways. You cannot continue to suppress the basic democratic rights of select citizens of Israel, or of people living under Israeli military control, on the one hand, and then claim that Israel is a fully functioning democracy on the other.

      • TerrorIsEvil

        Just like a leftist to take a few incidents in a free democracy and make them seem of more import that the entire Islamist anti-semitism project to wipe Israel (and all other religious groups) from the map of the Middle East. Israel has nothing to fear from silly ultra-reigious rabbis and, in case you are wondering, women have more power in a Jewish home and in Israel than men. In fact, all people have more rights in Israel than in any Islamic state or terror entity – better than most democracies too. You are a compulsive Jew basher and so it serves your interests to make false accusations, to make bloated out-of-context accusations, to count a few as many, to ignore real totalitarianism, misogyny, intolerance, antisemitism and hate. Antisemites have done this to Jews for eternity – and if we give guys like yourself a chance, they would replace Israel and their own free nations with fascism, communism, and Islamism in a heartbeat. It is part of a sickness that they have – and they cover it up by pretending that evil is good and good is evil.

  • Scaramouche

    Ms. Herzog has demonstrated yet again that she is one of those far-leftist Jews whose support for Israel is predicated on its conforming to a “social justice” agenda. In other words, she is, at best, a lukewarm/fair-weather Zionist, who can’t come to terms with those Jews whose love for Israel does not hinge on it becoming a leftist “Jewtopia.” Hence her use of “hypersolidarity,” a pejorative for Zionists whose love of Israel is not conditional, as hers, obviously, is.

  • Scaramouche

    Hannah Arendt, BTW, was a tremendous Germanophilic snob who did immense, and perhaps even irreparable, damage to Israel and Jewry via her ludicrous “banality of evil” trope. The woman who was largely responsible for restoring the reputation of Nazi-supporting philosopher Martin Heidegger, Arendt’s lover when she was a university student and he her professor, is definitely NOT someone worthy of admiration.

  • auntiehinda

    Its interestin to c how upset those on the hard right get when moderate Canadian Jews speak.

    • TerrorIsEvil

      So “moderate” to you is someone who leaves all doors wide open to totalitarianism, fascism and Islamism? A “moderate” to you is a Jew who speaks lovingly to and sides with those who want him/her dead and out of Israel? A “moderate” Jew is someone who has the capacity to see the world from a leftist and/or jihadist perspective – from the eyes of the same people who are daily killing themselves, Christians and Jews by the hundreds? Your “moderate,” is what I term an ultra-extremist. Are you part of a terror organization by chance?

    • TerrorIsEvil

      So “moderate” to you is someone who leaves all doors open to totalitarianism, fascism and Islamism? A “moderate” to you is a Jew who sides with those who want him/her dead and out of Israel? A “moderate” Jew is someone who has the capacity to see the world from a jihadist perspective – from the point-of-view of people who are daily killing themselves, Christians and Jews in the hundreds? Your “moderate,” is what I term an ultra-extremist. Are you part of a terror organization by chance? You leftists are uncomfortable when strong feelings are expressed against our executioners but you are fine when it comes to expressing feelings which targets and denigrates Jews/Israel.

  • auntiehinda

    The hyperbole here is breathtaking

  • Louise Maheux

    Why Ukranians is Anti-Zionist Can i have an answer