Well, our illustrious and outspoken minister of Israel and All Things Jewish has made a speech at the Global Forum for Combatting Anti-semitism a couple of weeks ago, December 16.
Read some excerpts below and weep, keeping in mind that Kenney chums around with the likes of the Jewish Defence League of Canada, which links itself and assists in the complilation of the S'H'I'T' list (Self-Hating or Israel Threatening Jews).
This guy is a disgrace and a danger to Jews:
"There are still people who would perpetrate another Holocaust if they could. That's why we must resist the error of viewing the Holocaust as a strictly historical event. It's not good enough for politicians to stand before you and say they remember and mourn what happened over six decades ago. They must stand up to those who advocate the destruction of Israel and its people today. They must be unequivocal in their condemnation of anti-Semitic despots, terrorists and fanatics, because those who attack Israel and those who sponsor such attacks do not seek merely to gain some leverage or to alter some boundary or to right some wrong."
He said, "they seek what they and those like them, have always sought, the destruction of Israel and the destruction of the Jewish people." Why? "A thousand complicated rationalizations, but only one simple reason: because the Jews are different, because the Jews are not like them. And because Israel is different and alone in a complicated part of the world, it is too easy to embrace the rationalizations and to ignore the truth. But our government believes that those who threaten Israel also threaten Canada because, as the last World War showed us, hate fuelled bigotry against some is ultimately a threat to us all and must be resisted."
Notice that he continually uses the trick of equating all Jewry with the STATE of Israel (and thereby the state's actions). This is done throughout the speech. It standard operating procedure and muddies the waters between a religious group and a single country's actions. It also lumps all diaspora Jews in with the State and thus 'guilty' by association.
I don't know about you, but I don't know of a single 'state' government which represents in anyway all of the individuals in its citizenry. Do you?
Here's some more gesm:
What Prime Minister Harper witnessed in Mumbai, what happened at the same time in Calgary, were practical expressions of the new anti-Semitism. Even though Canada is celebrated around the world as being a successful model of mutual coexistence and tolerance, we too have seen a troubling increase in incidents of anti-Semitism. B'Nai Brith Canada publishes the authoritative registry of anti-Semitic incidents in Canada. In 2008, they received reports of 1,135 incidents of anti-Semitic instances, the highest number recorded in 28 years of the study, an increase of 8.9% over 2007.
Statistics Canada reports that 15% of all hate motivated crimes target Jews who only constitute 1% of our country's population- and that two thirds of hate crimes that are targeting religious communities were targeting members of Canada's Jewish community.
~ We've launched a $2.5 million commemorative fund to work with organizations to understand better research and educate future generations about the hatred which underscored those policies.
~ We've launched a fund to provide assistance to upgrade security at vulnerable institutions in the Jewish and other communities and have faced vandalism or threats. And now we've been able to work with the community to upgrade security at dozens of Hebrew schools, synagogues and community centres.
~ we eliminated the government funding relationship with organizations like for example, the Canadian Arab Federation, whose leadership apologized for terrorism or extremism, or who promote hatred, in particular anti-Semitism
~ We have ended government contact with like-minded organizations like the Canadian Islamic Congress, whose President notoriously said that all Israelis over the age of 18 are legitimate targets for assassination. This is outright BS
~We have defunded organizations, most recently like KAIROS, who are taking a leadership role in the boycott.
There is of course more, but it just goes on the detail the continuing boot licking of this administration towards a foreign power. Go ahead and read the rest yourself, but don't bother complaining to your MP, since Jason basically tells all us Canadians to Piss off.