Star Columnist Tony Burman Excuses Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitic Comments

In an op-ed published in the Toronto Star on March 9, Tony Burman (former head of CBC News and Al-Jazeera English) came to the defense of Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar claiming she’s been wrongly accused of making antisemitic statements. In truth, Omar didn’t just criticize Israeli policies by voicing disagreement with Israeli settlement policies or […]

Ottawa Citizen Publishes Letter Claiming Israel Caused a Palestinian Holocaust

In a letter published in the Ottawa Citizen on January 28, only one day after International Holocaust Remembrance Day, letter writer Michael Price outrageously claimed Israel carried out a genocide of Palestinians akin to the Nazis systematic murder of 6 million Jews. See the letter appended below. In so doing, Mr. Price trumped up libelous […]

Star Columnist Linda McQuaig Claims Pro-Israel Lobby Tail Wags Canadian Political Dog

What exactly is Linda McQuaig saying when she tacitly claims the “pro-Israel lobby” tail wags the Canadian political dog? This claim was made in the following September 27 Toronto Star column that she authored entitled: “Reactions to anti-Muslim video highlight political double standard”. Substitute the word “Israel” with “Jewish” and you have a classic antisemitic […]

No Place for Antisemitism in Toronto Star: An Open Letter to Editor-in-Chief Michael Cooke

*** See Update Appended Below *** Dear Mr. Cooke, There’s an important line separating legitimate opinion that enhances the public discourse, from hateful rhetoric that interferes with constructive dialogue. As a non-profit organization which ensures fair and accurate Canadian media coverage of Israel, HonestReporting Canada (HRC) is a staunch advocate for freedom of expression and […]

In Toronto Star, HRC Says Antisemitic Letter Crossed the Line

In the Toronto Star on February 5, HRC Executive Director Mike Fegelman said a letter that was published previously by the Star crossed the line and was antisemitic, as it held Jews collectively responsible for the actions of the State of Israel: HRC’s letter came in response to this letter by Andrew Bray  which was published […]