Haaretz’s Gideon Levy Spreads His Anti-Israel Poison Abroad in Canada

Protesters in Ottawa, July 12, 2014. Haaretz

The Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz has a minimal following in Israel. According to a recent Target Group Index (TGI) survey, Haaretz‘s readership amounted to only 5.8% of the news market. And even this minimal share is higher than it was last summer during the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge to stop Hamas rocket fire…

…Levy recently finished a week-long, eight city, cross-Canada speaking tour sponsored by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), an anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) group. Co-sponsors of the individual events included such anti-Israel groups as the Arab Students Association, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights, Palestinian Student Association, and Justice for Palestinians. The aforementioned groups are Levy’s obvious allies and supporters, sharing a common cause to defame Israel. More disturbing, however, were the University departments that co-sponsored some of Levy’s local talks.

These included the University of Toronto’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, the University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science, and the University of Victoria’s Department of Writing….