I am ashamed as a Vancouverite that Gwynne Dyer’s articles are published [“Jewish mass emigration from Europe?”, web-only]. He implies that European Jews are cowards for wanting to leave countries such as France, where anti-Semitism has obviously been on the rise in recent years. Dyer seriously downplays this outbreak of anti-Semitism, stating that not that many Jewish people have been killed, really.
While I agree that moving to Israel may not be the best solution for these people, I also understand why they may not like to live in a country where comedian Dieudonné incites racial hatred and where hundreds of Jewish graves have been vandalized.
Dyer is either ignorant or willfully misrepresenting the facts. I respectfully request that the Georgia Straight no longer publish his rants.
> Sonya Solomonovich / Vancouver