B’nai Brith Canada claims NDP caucus contains anti-Israel bias
The Jewish community’s advocacy and community-service arm nationwide has issued a stinging criticism of the federal NDP.
In a news release today (May 31), B’nai Brith Canada accused the party of an “anti-Israel sentiment” within its caucus.
According to the release, the organization has already alerted federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair in regards to its concerns. The organization claimed that deputy NDP leader Megan Leslie has been “selectively promoting several anti-Israel events on her NDP website”, including Halifax Israel Apartheid Week.
Deputy NDP leader Libby Davies has also been “actively campaigning against Israel by bringing forward a petition in the House of Commons unfairly criticizing the Jewish State and calling on the Government of Canada to change its position towards Israel”, the release noted.
Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, issued the following statement at the foot of the release:
“While we greatly admire Thomas Mulcair’s strong personal conviction in support of the Jewish State, which he has articulated publicly on multiple occasions, we do have concerns as to the growth of anti-Israel propaganda within the NDP. We are calling on the NDP leader to formulate a definitive, principled party stance regarding the Jewish State, to fully condemn the growing demonization of Israel within his party and to ensure that the NDP does not allow itself to be misused to spread anti-Israel propaganda.”