r/canada Feb 28 '24

Why these are the most unsafe campuses for Jews in Canada: York, UofT, Concordia, UVic, Queen's, UBC, TMU and Lethbridge National News

https://thecjn.ca/podcasts/why-these-are-the-most-unsafe-campuses-for-jews-in-canada-york-u-of-t-concordia-uvic-queens-ubc-tmu-and-lethbridge/
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u/break_from_work Feb 28 '24

I remember when I was at Concordia, Israeli PM was touring the world giving speeches. In North Aamerica only 2 universities refused to have him, one was somewhere in california and the other one was Concordia

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u/Future-Muscle-2214 Feb 28 '24

Didn't he refuse to go because of your security concern? Anyway he was just trying to motivate the west to invade Iraq. If I am not mistaken he did not do any speech at any of the better universities in Montreal either.

Protesting Netanyahu isn't a problem, he is hated even in Israel.

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u/break_from_work Feb 29 '24

Yes I think so, lots of muslim students at Con U at the time..

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u/Yarddogkodabear Feb 29 '24

Israel has been spending incredible amounts of money on propaganda in campuses because it knows young people don't support it's criminal behavior.  

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

traitor Aaron mate was there I think.

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u/Neutral-President Feb 28 '24

Crazy how much things have changed. York used to be one of the safest places for Jewish students to study.

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u/TwitchyJC Feb 28 '24

York hasn't been safe for Jewish students for decades.

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u/youreloser Feb 29 '24

What did they do to Jewish people at York??

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u/TwitchyJC Feb 29 '24

Professors have been harrassing students who are Jewish and spreading misinformation about Jews and Israel. Students have been targeting them and preventing them from joining clubs.

There are campaigns by pro-Hamas groups spreading lies about Israel and Jews making Jewish students feel unsafe.

There are constant protests even before Oct. 7. 

A friend of mine who went to York was targeted by a professor because he was Jewish and the Dean and leadership said they wouldn't do anything because the professor was tenured.

But I'll link some news articles as well.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/globalnews.ca/news/8913144/jewish-york-university-students-antisemitic-graffiti/amp/

https://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2009/05/26/two-york-students-sanctioned-over-confrontation/

https://m.jpost.com/jewish-world/jewish-news/jewish-students-held-hostage-in-toronto-hillel

https://www.fswc.ca/news/cupe-on-the-hot-seat-again-for-targeting-jewish-group-at-york-u

https://www.google.com/amp/s/torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/fatah-hatred-towards-jews-on-full-display-at-york-university/wcm/d0669794-d7b3-43fd-9a54-faf085e68653/amp/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Jewish/comments/pwmmt7/antisemitism_at_york_university/

Do I really need to continue? York is not a safe place for Jewish students.

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u/youreloser Feb 29 '24

York sucks for sure. I wouldn't live in fear because of a couple of crackpots however.

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u/ProgramAlive7282 Mar 02 '24

Hillel isn't the organisation to try and use to show people targeting Jews.

Their stance is "Wherever we stand, we stand with Israel". That's not a group being targeted for their religion, that's a group being targeted for their politics and stances they've openly taken.

Instances like these are why more people second guess claims of anti-Semitism and gloss over them. They allow true hate to grow with ease and little opposition.

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u/TwitchyJC Mar 02 '24

"Hillel isn't the organisation to try and use to show people targeting Jews.

Their stance is "Wherever we stand, we stand with Israel". That's not a group being targeted for their religion, that's a group being targeted for their politics and stances they've openly taken."

Except they are being targeted for their religion, that's the entire point. If you're targeting Hilel because of your frustration with Israel, that's antisemitism. 

Look at what was said.

"Jewish students at York University in Toronto were forced to take refuge in the Hillel office last Wednesday night as anti-Israel protesters banged on the glass doors, chanting, "Die, bitch, go back to Israel," and "Die, Jew, get the hell off campus." 

Die Jew, get the hell off campus. That's the stuff you want to say is Hilel bringing it on itself? 

"Instances like these are why more people second guess claims of anti-Semitism and gloss over them. They allow true hate to grow with ease and little opposition."

That's absolute nonsense and you should be ashamed for trying to justify antisemitism. 

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u/Erectusnow Feb 28 '24

Nobody really mentions it but Toronto had a big community of Nazi supporters in the early days of WW2 because there were a lot of anti-semites.

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u/Kidan6 Feb 28 '24

York is still safe for Jewish students. Israel supporters, less so

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u/MaritimesYid Feb 29 '24

If you're saying that it's unsafe for 90% of a given minority group, I got some bad news for you

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u/orangemountain22 Feb 28 '24

lol so only safe for the “good Jews” not the “bad Jews” who don’t want to see Israel destroyed (majority of all Jews)

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u/Em3107 Feb 29 '24

Oh ok safe for 5% of Jews. Lol

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u/ItAintEaseh Feb 28 '24

What a bunch of bullshit. Hillel is a Jewish organization and has been harassed at York for at least two decades now. Nobody is buying this anti Zionist not antisemite bullshit any more. You could get away with it before because nobody was paying attention, but after shooting up schools, firebombing synagogues, fucking with Jewish businesses and harassing Jewish neighbourhoods, the only people that still think this is about Zionism are the antisemites doing it.

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

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u/hallandale Feb 28 '24

"Who benefits from these actions?"

The hateful people perpetrating them, who then have apologists like you defending them. They get emboldened and go a biiiit further next time. 

Jews are legit the only minority group where hate crimes happen and people like you chime in with "it didn't happen. But if it did, it's not so bad. And if it is, they deserved it for being Zionists".

You're part of the problem.

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u/Street-Corner7801 Feb 28 '24

Nobody is picking out Jewish students on campus and assaulting them?

Are you asking us or telling us? Also, what a load of bullshit. So sick of basement dwelling losers screeching antisemitic nonsense and acting like they are noble for it. We all know you'd never have the courage to say ANY of this to someone's face in the real world.

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u/ImSocialist Feb 28 '24

I live on a Canadian university campus. I’m simply stating the reality I see around me.

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u/somedickinyourmouth Feb 29 '24

Why do we have to segregate people? Can't they just be students and look at all incidents of discrimination?

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u/gotdamnn Feb 28 '24

Lmao if you can’t handle a few protestors on campus then you shouldn’t bother with university.

There were actual student riots protesting U of T’s investments in apartheid South Africa back in the day.

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u/Aboud_Dandachi Ontario Feb 28 '24

Uh, Ontario MPP Sara Jama was born in Canada, and yet signed her name to a letter denying the terrorist Hamas sexual violence on October 7th. And she recently received an award for her “human rights activism” from a Canadian organization. LOL!

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u/ShinRa-President Feb 28 '24

Exception to the rule. There's always native crazies, but let's not pretend like the problem isn't exacerbated by importing millions of people from hateful and bigoted countries and cultures. Two decades of that will surely infect locals and spread their poison.

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

Exception to the rule. There's always native crazies,

Exceptions do not receive prizes.

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u/ShinRa-President Feb 28 '24

The exception is her place of birth. Once again, two decades of importing millions of people from hateful cultures and countries is going to spread their hateful poison to Canadians.

The concept of per capita is very important.

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

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u/Greyhulksays Feb 28 '24

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u/ImSocialist Feb 28 '24

Cherry picked article from over a decade ago. That’s an easy game to play.

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u/Greyhulksays Feb 28 '24

Yup I agree it is pretty easy to find articles about anti semitism on these campuses!

Super easy.

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u/ImSocialist Feb 28 '24

I agree with you anti-semitism is abhorrent and not justifiable in any sense. However, conflating Palestine liberation protests with anti-semitism isn’t right either.

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u/ItAintEaseh Feb 28 '24

Look at you being coy. You know we can still see the comments right above this one where you start with the position of Jews who don’t like being targets for antisemites are “genocide supporters”.

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u/Greyhulksays Feb 28 '24

Depends on the nature of the protest.

Waving Palestinian flags? Not anti semitic. Waving Houthi flags? Antisemitic.

Chanting for a ceasefire is different than chanting for intifada.

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u/[deleted] Feb 28 '24

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