Amid the ongoing inhumanity Hamas terrorists are perpetrating against Israeli civilians, people of goodwill worldwide are standing with Israel and the Jewish people.
Soon, though, we are likely to see what we have seen again and again in recent years.
The author Dara Horn has written that “people love dead Jews.” The world is far less sympathetic to self-determined Jewish people who can defend themselves against the sorts of sadism and violence we are seeing in recent hours and days. Already, there have been grotesque public demonstrations right here in Canada in support of Palestinian terror, rape and mass murder, celebrating them as “resistance.”
If you are a Canadian who sees what is happening and wants to stand with Israel and the Jewish people but have not yet found an avenue, please join us. We are a movement of diverse Canadians – left and right; queer, straight, cis and trans; religious, atheist and agnostic; of all backgrounds and identities – who are coming together to say ENOUGH to Jew-hatred, violence and the celebration of antisemitic terror disguised as a legitimate movement for Palestinian self-determination.
We know that Palestinian rights, self-determination and freedom will come only alongside those of Israelis – not in place of them. There is no such thing as “pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel.” There is no such thing as “pro-Israel and anti-Palestinian.” Peace and coexistence can come only when the world is genuinely pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel. We must never accept racist violence as “resistance” or rape and murder as “national liberation.”
If you agree, join us at UpstandersCanada.com.
Pat Johnson, Director, Upstanders Canada