Sunday, February 22, 2009

Amnesty, CUPE Bash Israel

Amnesty International has called for an arms embargo against Israel. Amnesty accuses Israel of committing war crimes during its defensive operation in Gaza that took place in December and January.

Yes, Amnesty is also calling for an arms embargo against Hamas. But all that does is place Israel on the same moral plane with a terrorist organization whose raison d'ĂȘtre is to destroy Israel. Like the UN, Amnesty cannot discern between good and evil.

Meanwhile, in Canada, the Ontario section of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has voted to boycott Israeli universities again in protest of Israel's defensive action in Gaza. If Israel is the only country in the world CUPE deems worthy of condemnation it is a strong indication something far more sinister is at work. Namely a concerted campaign to delegitimize the Jewish state, placation of Muslim interests in Canada and by extension the legitimation of anti-Semitism in my home and native land.

Amnesty International and CUPE were once organizations I respected. My respect for them has long since dissolved and these stances only confirm that other organizations are far more worthy of my respect.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And while we're talking about Amnesty and "war crimes," take a look at an interesting piece by Irit Kohn, former director of the international affairs dept. at Israel's Ministry of Justice, who writes about the abuse of universal jurisdiction with regard to those who accuse Israel of "war crimes." The full article is at