Canadian students vote to boycott apartheid Israel
Bad news for Israel is becoming almost as regular as Israeli crimes and violations of international law.
This time the bad news is from Canada, hitherto the most pro-Zionist state in the Western hemisphere, more than even the United States.
The ultra-right-wing Israeli news website Arutz Sheva 7 reports that students at Ontario’s Windsor University have voted in favour of a comprehensive boycott of Israel.
According to Shalom Toronto, the decision was reached in a student referendum held Saturday [1 March], a week before the start of “Israel Apartheid Week”. A total of 798 students voted in favour of a comprehensive boycott of Israel, while 585 opposed it.
Similar decisions to boycott the world’s only surviving apartheid state have been made in other Canadian universities in the recent past, the website recalled.
In November, the student union at Toronto University’s Scarborough Campus reportedly voted, in the annual assembly, to mark “Israel Apartheid Week” on campus.
The drift of opinion in the anti-Israel direction continued this year in Canada’s universities, where many are now expressing full identification with the Palestinian side and a de facto negation of Israel’s existence as the state of the Jewish people. The student union of the University of Toronto’s Mississauga Campus, as well the universities at York, Regina and Carlton, ratified with overwhelming majorities decisions to place a full boycott (BDS – boycott, divestment and sanctions) on Israel.
Hats off to the Canadian students who, despite the best efforts of their Zionist politicians, are standing up for truth and justice.