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Anti-Semitism

by Mike Fegelman
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  • August 9, 2019: Edmonton Journal Apologizes for Antisemitic Cartoon: A message from the Edmonton Journal: “Last week, on Aug. 1, the Edmonton Journal ran an editorial cartoon depicting a shadowy figure in a wallet next to the words “Data hacker” in relation to the breach of customer information at Capital One. It has since been pointed out that the image of the person bears resemblance to anti-Semitic tropes prevalent in some anti-Jewish propaganda. This resemblance was entirely unintentional, but given that association, the Edmonton Journal apologizes for the publication of the cartoon. We are re-examining the procedures we have in place to vet editorial content to avoid future such occurrences.”
  • July 7, 2015: Globe and Mail: After an HRC complaint, the Globe And Mail Amended A Gerald Caplan column which falsely claimed that Prime Minister Harper believes that “all criticism of Israeli policies is “the new anti-Semitism”.
  • June 4, 2015: CBC Online: CBC warns commentators about anti-Israel hate speech after HRC intervention
  • December 26, 2013: After HRC Complaint, CTV Unpublishes Claim that “Israel Practices Genocide” Against Palestinians
  • May 13, 2013: Toronto Star: Toronto Star Removes Anti-Semitic Commentary After HRC Complaint
  • February 27, 2013: Hamilton Spectator unpublished an anti-Semitic comment in a message board appended to a news article about Mideast matters after HRC intervened.
  • Cyberpresse, Sept 22, 2010: Cyberpresse website put in place a moderated blog following HonestReporting Canada complaint about anti-Semitic comments posted on the Richard Hétu blog: (French to English translation) “Notice to Readers: All comments from readers of this blog will now be moderated, without exception. I am convinced that this will to better quality discussions. It is understood that participants will sometimes have to be patient before seeing their contributions. Looking forward to reading you…”
  • National Post, Aug 19 2008: “Hal Turner is the anti-Semitic author whose writing, republished in a newspaper sold by Toronto’s homeless, prompted the Canadian Jewish Congress to complain to police. An incorrect name appeared in an editorial yesterday in the National Post.” Correction issued.

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