It was bad enough when the Hooligan Party tabled their motion to denounce the Canadian Boycott/Divest/Sanction movement. It was cringeworthy when a bootlicking prime minister and his government threw in with them.
He's a couple of weeks late to the party but Murray Dobbin is taking a stand against the Conservatives, the Liberals, even New York governor Cuomo, and their vile "new anti-semitism." Dobbins argues that Netanyahu's "silent allies" are empowering the spread of fascism in Israel.
By now anyone even vaguely aware of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has heard the phrase ''the new anti-Semitism.'' It is a clever propaganda piece aimed at anyone who dares criticize Israel for its illegal occupation of the West Bank and its continued brutalization of Palestinians in Gaza.
The irony for Michael is palpable: Israel's promise has been lost, he wrote, and ''all that remains is a big mouth, brandished fist, and endless hidden hatred, militarism, paganism, and self-righteousness. And the world is silent.''
That silence is what terrifies Michael: ''...if you persist in your silence, you indifferent world, that will be categorical proof that you really are anti-Semitic, exactly as we've always been told.''
Of course we're not silent. Not Canada, our Parliament, our Liberal government. They're not silent. They're giving Netanyahu's fascist movement a standing ovation, a big pat on the back.