CBC Airs Report On Ontario Student Walkouts, Failing To Mention Signs Called For Israel’s Destruction & Featured Holocaust Distortion / Antisemitism

November 15, 2023

On November 14, CBC News broadcast a report by journalist Tyler Cheese, who covered secondary school students walking out of class to “show support for Palestinians.”

However, this CBC journalist’s report not only portrayed these walkouts as student-organized, but specifically mentioned that students held signs that were in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Click below to watch the full clip from CBC News

However, both of these statements were incorrect. These walkouts were organized by a group called Ceasefire Now, which is made up of a large coalition of 240+ groups across Canada (the majority of which are NON-student), some of whom have a long history of spewing hateful antisemitic rhetoric and Holocaust denial.

The signs held by these students were not “showing support for Palestinians.’ One sign held read, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”, which is a genocidal death call for the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel. The second sign held in the report read “It wasn’t ok in Nazi Germany why is it okay with Palestine?“, which is an attempt to morally equate Israel fighting Hamas terrorists in Gaza to the atrocities committed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Comparing Israel to the Nazis fits the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Definition of Antisemitism.

Both of these signs are blatantly antisemitic, but CBC News portrayed them and these walkouts as anything but and framed it as peaceful political proclamations.

HRC has formally lodged a complaint with CBC News calling for corrective action. Stay tuned to this page for updates.

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