Jewish groups condemn Green Party for supporting Israeli boycott policy

CBC News

Canadian Jewish groups are blasting the Green Party of Canada for passing a resolution this weekend supporting sanctions against Israel.

B’nai Brith issued a statement Sunday night saying it was “irate” that delegates at the party’s biennial convention in Ottawa voted in support of the so-called Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, also called BDS.  

B’nai Brith Chief Executive Michael Mostyn says the Greens have decided to embrace the policy position of terror apologists rather than side with the “democratic and environmentally friendly state of Israel.”

Supporters of BDS are calling for boycotts and sanctions over the way Israel has dealt with the Palestinians.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May sought to distance herself from the party’s vote, saying she is disappointed her members have adopted a policy that favours a movement she calls “polarizing, ineffective and unhelpful in the quest for peace and security.”

However her remarks didn’t appear to mollify Mostyn, who roundly condemned the Greens in his statement.

“This clearly reflects how out of touch the Green Party has become with Canadian culture and values and it has made itself less relevant after its convention this weekend by voting for the politics of division and demonization,” Mostyn said in the statement.

Resolutions not vetted by leadership

Another Jewish organization, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairsposted a statement on its website titled: “Why is the Green Party attacking Israel?”

“We condemn the Green Party’s decision to endorse this outrageous resolution. The BDS movement, which seeks to censor and blacklist Israelis, is fundamentally discriminatory and utterly at odds with Canadian values,” the statement said.

A statement on the Greens’ convention posted on the party’s website said the party’s members come up with resolutions independently and aren’t vetted by the leader or the party’s executive.

The BDS movement has gained momentum in recent months. Supporters say it’s aimed at supporting Palestinian independence while critics say the campaign is aimed at delegitimizing Israel itself.

In May more than 1,500 students filled the United Nations General Assembly for a conference sponsored by the Israeli mission on how best to combat the movement on many U.S. campuses.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/green-party-israel-boycott-vote-1.3711543

Jim

11 thoughts on “Jewish groups condemn Green Party for supporting Israeli boycott policy

  1. Odd the quotes used are made-up slurs against anyone daring to have an opposing view or position…..Well, those of this pro boycott of Israel, are speaking loud and proud for democracy and thus me.

  2. This is America and we still have rights so we can boycott Israel and there is not a damn thing you can do about it so stop your crying.

  3. ” Supporters say it’s aimed at supporting Palestinian independence while critics say the campaign is aimed at delegitimizing Israel itself.”……….BOTH???

  4. God bless the Green Party.

    And who do these Jews think they are in saying that the Green Party does not represent Canadian Values. That’s a blatantly false lie, as the Green party does represent Canadians….and therefore their values, not some other Jews from a foreign land saying what Canadian values are. So go shove it you racist Zionists.

    Long live BDS!!!!!!

  5. “We condemn the Green Party’s decision to endorse this outrageous resolution.”

    What chutzpah!

    How DARE they mess with the stinking jews’ mammon!

    They must be anti-semantic… 🙄

      1. That was a direct quote from the article… hence the quotation marks…

        “Another Jewish organization, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairsposted a statement on its website titled: “Why is the Green Party attacking Israel?”

        “We condemn the Green Party’s decision to endorse this outrageous resolution.”

        Do you not recognize blatant sarcasm/facetiousness when you see it?

  6. “she is disappointed her members have adopted a policy that favours a movement she calls “polarizing, ineffective and unhelpful in the quest for peace and security.”

    60+ years we tried that, sitting idly on our thumbs, scared for being called an anti-semite when calling for peace that in effect would cost israel the land they occupied/stole in order to establish their dream of becoming the ONLY remaining superpower, ruling the world because their internal agents crashed the traditional superpowers they had established in the first place to create the vacuum they needed to grow towards Eretz Israel.

    Send more billions, bombs, rockets and bullets, or we make our public organs in your country crash you as an anti-semite.

  7. Waaaaahhh!!!………

    More Zionist babies whining because people no longer see them as the “Chosen People” and see them for the frauds and demons that they truly are.

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