Anti-Israel protest. Legitimate criticism? (archives)
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When anti-Zionism turns anti-Semitism

(Video) Canadian Jewish group posts video showing speakers at annual Al-Quds Day Rally describing Israel as 'cancer' that must be killed

VIDEO - The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, a coordinating body for a number of Jewish Canadian organizations, has posted a three-minute video on YouTube showing footage of the Al-Quds Day Rally held at Queen's Park in Toronto last week.


During the annual anti-Israel event, speakers are seen describing Israel as a "cancer" that must be killed. In addition, the Jewish state is accused of being involved "wherever we see injustice happening", and Israelis are called "racists", "barbarians", and "inhuman".



The flag of Hezbollah, a group banned under Canadian law, is also flown by demonstrators.


"It is important for people to understand that there is a world of difference between legitimate criticism of Israeli government policies and a denial of the right of Israel to exist, in language that is without question anti-Semitic," the CIJA said in a statement.


"In the case of this rally, 'criticism' of Israel quickly crossed the line into outright anti-Semitism. The video also shows how those who genuinely believe in human rights often share a podium with hate-filled extremists.


"Those activists should be accountable for the company they keep," the Center concluded.



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