Canadian teachers union boycotts Israel
Published: 29.05.06, 10:52
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1. What about the original natives of canada?
jason white ,   afula,israel   (05.29.06)
How about giving them back their land?What about the illutes? If we had a govt. with guts,they would make life ten times harder for the palis each time there is a boycott like this. If you do not like the wall,come over and tear it down.Oh yeah,public employees do not work! Get bent canucks!
2. where is canadia, anyway?
aaron ,   ra'anana   (05.29.06)
3. please ALSO boycott cancer medicines
Moshe ,   Beit Shemesh   (05.29.06)
and other medical devices. DROP DEAD YOU ANTI-SEMITES !!!!
4. Canadian Union boycot
Alon ,   Rama\t Gan, ISR   (05.29.06)
Let us hope the border police here have some gumption- next Canuck to show up from Ontario in any official capacity, refuse and send them back onto the plane home. Nuff said!
5. The Anti Semites
D.S.R. ,   Toronto Canada   (05.29.06)
It makes no difference what these ignorants do - they never supported Israel in the first place. Canadian Jews will continue to support Israel, and, hopefully begin to recognize the true nature of those that apparantly speak for Canadian Workers. Thank You CUPE for showing us what you really are!
6. "O Canada, et tu?"
David ,   Cincinnati   (05.29.06)
You're right, boycotts do work! Just as I'm boycotting the British Isles by avoiding travel thereto and not engaging in commerce with its companies and purchasing British made products until the British government repudicates the boycott by its leftist elitists of Israeli institutions of higher learning, so too...
7. Well Done Canadians
richard Hitchings ,   methil   (05.29.06)
I have boycotted Israel since 1982 but I am glad that CUPE now joins with me.
8. canada--give rights to your muslim women
debra ,   usa   (05.29.06)
canada has 600,000 muslims. in ontario province they allow sharia law in civil matters. the muslim women in ontario live like slaves with no rights. canada should right it's own house, before it boycotts israel. canadian hypocrites!
9. CUPE worthless
Former Canadian ,   Tel Aviv   (05.29.06)
All CUPE knows how to do is strike and make Canadians lives more difficult. Who cares if they boycott Israel they are worthless anyways. Most of them are probably all Moslems who can't speak English anyways. Totally worthless.
10. Hillarious! :D as if we care what they think
just another organization with emptry threats. Organizations that benefit from relations with Israel don't even think of boycotting it, they are just another irrelevant organization to Israel.
11. It pains me
Navi ,   Montreal, Canada   (05.29.06)
to live in a country that considers itself so tolerant yet is so blinded by bullshit leftist ideology. Too many people here have passed beyond what could be considered rational leftist thought and into blind support for the perceived underdog, and a significant number of people in Quebec are simply racist.
12. Crap from people who love to kill baby seals with a club.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Santa Monica, CA   (05.29.06)
The canucks have let in so many arabs that the real canadians have lost their sense of reality. Its been 15 years since I took a holiday in Canada and I'll bother to go there again. Canada is America's neighbor, not its friend. Mange le merde, Canucks.
13. #7
Former Canadian ,   Tel Aviv   (05.29.06)
Who cares we don't want you here anyways you putz.
14. disgusted
Levi ,   Vancouver Canada   (05.29.06)
i am a canadian and it really upsets me this is pure anti semetism and when i see such garbage like this it m,akes me want to give up my citizenship. before the holocoust there was also a boycot of jewish stores so who is leading this holocoust #2??????????
15. to number 7
Moshe ,   Beit Shemesh   (05.29.06)
I hope you get cancer and decide to boycot Israeli cancer meds. Of course you wouldn't, because you are a weak cowardly worthless anti-semite. Drop dead !!!!
16. Canada
Yisrael ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (05.29.06)
One of the many reasons I finally made aliyah from Canada was the attitude of many Canadians and the Canadian government regarding Israel. This comes as no surprise to me.
17. F*ck the Canucks!!! ;-)
Go to he11 ,   Canada   (05.29.06)
18. richard Hitchings has "boycotted Israel since 1982"
Kate ,   London   (05.29.06)
Given that Israel's economy is now booming (far outstripping the UK's rate of growth), the world's top investors like Warren Buffet are investing billions in Israel, and top corporations like Intel and Microsoft have established major branches there, I can only say that I sincerely hope that many more impecunious construction labourers like Richard Hitchings boycott Israel in the near future. Oh, and Hitchings, a union is no more "Canada" than you are the UK.
19. To #8
Muhammad-Ali ,   Montreal   (05.29.06)
The abulished religious arbitration from all religious groups in Ontario including Jews.
20. To #8
Muhammad-Ali ,   Montreal   (05.29.06)
Western women r being used as a tool for ads.
21. Israeli wall is different
Rick ,   NJ, USA   (05.29.06)
If CUPE bothered to investigate, they would realize that doesn't want to put the wall up, they HAVE to! They don't want to seperate from the Arabs, they HAVE to! Why, because they have a different view on life, and value non-Western ideals. You can't bargain with those who will blow themselves up to solve a problem. Or can you. A wall makes it very hard for those to kill Israeli's... oh yah.. women, children and the elderly. Not just soldiers. But I guess CUPE doesn't really think that deeply.
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (05.29.06)
Bible, Leviticus 24:17 "If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death" Black Africans are the indigenous people of Sudan and are the majority population. The black Southern Sudanese Christians explain what "peace" means: If you agree to become a Muslim, you will have peace. If you reject Islam, you are at war. From 1955-1973, 1.5 million Christians were slaughtered by the Arab Muslim government in Khartoum. From 1983-2005, two million more Christians died from Khartoum's jihad. Murdering infidels is not considered a crime. Non-Muslim infidels are regarded as not entitled to human rights. Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been raped. Hundreds of thousands of Christian children and women taken for slaves. In the refugee camps, the Islamo-Fascist religious supremacist Khartoum government requires refugees to become Muslims in order to receive food and water. The genocide has resulted in the largest population of refugees on earth since the Second World War. The jihad in Sudan against Darfur's black African Muslims by Khartoum's racist Arab Muslim regime began in 2003. 400,000 black Muslims are dead. STOP Genocide - STOP Slavery - FREE the Slaves Bible, Exodus 21:16 "He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death"
23. thank you to the canadians.
shai ,   T-A   (05.29.06)
yes thank you because you give us the opportunity to vent our self righteous anger and to confirm that the world is antisemitic. It si confortable : the prophet Linda may fume and all the her followers wail....
24. Embarase
David N Bitton ,   Toronto, Canada   (05.29.06)
25. Enjoy boycotting Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Motorola, SAP, ...
howard ,   pacific coast, usa   (05.29.06)
and all of the other high-tech companies that use Israel for R&D. Enjoy throwing away your laptop computers, with their Pentium M chips designed in Israel by Israelis. Enjoy boycotting the life-saving medical technology and medicines produced in Israel.
26. Boycotting Israel but not the Sudan, Saudi, Iran, Syria, ...
howard ,   pacific coast, usa   (05.29.06)
These guys are going to boycott Israel, a democratic country, in which Arabs make up 12% of the Israeli parliament, sit on the supreme court, and can become doctors, lawyers, professors, etc. They are pointedly NOT boycotting: * The Sudan, despite its recent acts of genocide, in which Arab Muslims murdered 200,000 people. * Syria, which is an oppressive Baathist dictatorship that sponsors international terrorism against all of its neighbors and which murdered 20,000 people in 1 week at Hama. * Iran, which is currently threatening to use nuclear weapons to destroy a member state of the UN. Oh, and it also oppresses and threatens its citizens who are Arab, Azeri, Kurdish, Sunni, Jewish, Bahai'is, Zoroastrians, Turkmen or who happen to be liberal journalists instead of conservative Shia Persians. If you don't know who those minority groups are, look them up. Iran under the Khomenists has an absolutely abysmal record of dealing with minorities. * the PA, despite HAMAS' aggressive use of terrorism against Jewish civilians over the last 5 years, the continued calling for genocidal massacre of Israeli civilians and the continued refusal to seek a peaceful solution. * Saudi Arabia, despite the facts that in Syria, it is illegal to practice any religion but wahabi Islam in public; the religious police oppress the Shiites; the religious police have been known to prevent the rescue by unrelated males of women in burning buildings; and women in general are suppressed and prevented from playing an equal role in society. A teacher was recently sentenced to 150 lashes in a public square for denouncing Islamist terrorism. * North Korea (need I even say anything?) * China (Tibet, dissidents, etc.) But instead of boycotting the most awful regimes on the planet, CUPE picks on Israel. Israel has NEVER: * arrested people who dare to worship differently * deliberately murdered 20,000 or 200,000 civilians * threatened to use its nuclear weapons in order to destroy someone it dislikes * had people publicly flogged for denouncing terrorism. * or announced an intention to murder all of the Palestinians, as Hamas has the Jews. So why does CUPE-Ontario pick on Israel? We all know the answer.... But please let us NOT blame all Canadians. This group of nutcases are a small minority within a minority.
27. #7: Sooooo, you refuse to use cell phones, laptops, Windows,
howard ,   pacific coast,usa   (05.29.06)
instant messaging and the host of other Israeli inventions, do you? And of course, you don't ever read Israeli newspapers, thus generating eyeball-related ad revenue for them, and you never, ever accept any treatment at the hospital that might include less expensive medicines made in Israel, or high-tech imaging equipment made in Israel. Boycotting Israel is as impractical these days as boycotting the Arab oil-producers. And while you are boycotting Israel, Egypt-Israel traded is surging because of the QIZ's, and trade between Israel and a number of other Muslim countries is growing. It must be fun to have no clue, Richard. ;-)
28. How long time is there left?
eNosho   (05.29.06)
How long time is there left untill those leftist take the true shape of anti-semites? how long time is there untill they will rise up another holocaust? May God be with Israel.
Nathan ,   Canada   (05.29.06)
The reaction of the Israeli (and Jewish) extreme right confirms how blind it is to the facts. They can go on calling Candian unions and British academics, American chruches and American scholars all the names in their "gospels": Anti-semites, Jews haters, Anti- Israel and the rest of it. BUT, did any of you stop for a moment to think WHY are these people turning against Israel ?? Could there be something wrong with Israel's policy ? Are we drunk with power that we cannot see the cracks in our foundation?? You can blame it on Arabs and Moslems, on Anti-semites and Jew haters all you want. That will not change the facts. Israel is doing something WRONG and the world is opening its eyes to it and saying: Enough... Enough ... Enough
30. To # 29
D.S.R. ,   Toronto Canada   (05.29.06)
Did Israel not try other options? For example Camp David in July 2000? It may be easier in Nathan's mind to get the world to stop turning against us - by Israel ceasing to exist - Isn't that the only solution the Palestinians are willing to accept? As a Canadian I was ashamed of my country's policies throughout the Chretien years, and, am once again ashamed to hear Canadians like Nathan who cover their antisemitism with such nonsense. Perhaps Nathan would do well to remember the thoroughly assimilated jews who died in the camps - They also thought that the jews' troubles were caused by our not ceasing to exist as a distinct unit. If I am called upon to put my faith in anyone - it's Israel, not, self hating assimilationists.
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