Canada's Liberal Party and Israel

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Our contributor Paul Jackson, Canadian jounalist extrordinnaire, wrote today for the Calgary Sun of a bit of Liberal Part history of which I was rather ignorant. It seems that at least a major faction of the Liberal Party and its leaders have been anti—Isarel and anti—Semitic for a long time. We have previously noted that Canadian Jews are beginning to flee the Liberals, but I had no idea of the following:

In a just published book by Max and Monique Nemni, Young Trudeau: Son of Quebec, Father of Canada, 1919—1944 (McClelland and Stewart) it is revealed as a young man Trudeau was openly anti—Semitic, and admired Adolf Hitler and fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Here we should note the Nemnis are admirers of Trudeau, not detractors. [emphasis added]

Yet, did Trudeau change his opinions later in life?

Hardly. As prime minister, when Jewish men, women and children were fighting against discrimination in the Soviet Union, trying to practise their religion unhindered and emigrate to Israel, rather than defend them he regarded them as "hooligans." One of those supposed "hooligans" was the admired Natan Sharansky, who spent years in labour camps and is now a cabinet minister in Israel.

It continues to baffle me that so many Jews in both the US and Canada associate themselves with liberalism.

Thomas Lifson  10 29 06

Our contributor Paul Jackson, Canadian jounalist extrordinnaire, wrote today for the Calgary Sun of a bit of Liberal Part history of which I was rather ignorant. It seems that at least a major faction of the Liberal Party and its leaders have been anti—Isarel and anti—Semitic for a long time. We have previously noted that Canadian Jews are beginning to flee the Liberals, but I had no idea of the following:

In a just published book by Max and Monique Nemni, Young Trudeau: Son of Quebec, Father of Canada, 1919—1944 (McClelland and Stewart) it is revealed as a young man Trudeau was openly anti—Semitic, and admired Adolf Hitler and fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. Here we should note the Nemnis are admirers of Trudeau, not detractors. [emphasis added]

Yet, did Trudeau change his opinions later in life?

Hardly. As prime minister, when Jewish men, women and children were fighting against discrimination in the Soviet Union, trying to practise their religion unhindered and emigrate to Israel, rather than defend them he regarded them as "hooligans." One of those supposed "hooligans" was the admired Natan Sharansky, who spent years in labour camps and is now a cabinet minister in Israel.

It continues to baffle me that so many Jews in both the US and Canada associate themselves with liberalism.

Thomas Lifson  10 29 06