Statement on “antisemitism” allegation against Michael Coren by B’nai Brith

Statement on “antisemitism” allegation against Michael Coren

TORONTO, 24 February 2012 – Frank Dimant, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada and Chair of the Department of Modern Israel Studies at Canada Christian College has issued the following statement regarding the current dispute between Michael Coren and Rabbi Shmuel Boteach:

“It is truly unfortunate that Rabbi Boteach misunderstood the words of Michael Coren during their on-air discussion and subsequently publicly labeled him as an antisemite. This is not a term that should be bandied about lightly and in this case it is certainly unwarranted. The Rabbi not only misinterpreted what Michael said but also misjudged his level of friendship and support of the Jewish people. While I may have had major differences of opinion with Michael in the past, he has never given any indication whatsoever of harbouring antisemitic tendencies.”

For more information, please contact Anita Bromberg, National Director of Legal Affairs, at (416) 315-9438.

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