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Senator Frum helps launch A History of Anti-Semitism in England


 

Tory Senator Linda Frum (below) held a special book launch in her home for Anthony Julius’ new book Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England.

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Author Anthony Julius.

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Retired Senator Jerry Grafstein.

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Jonathan Kay of the National Post (left) and Immigration minister Jason Kenney.

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Industry Minister Tony Clement.

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The book.


 
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Senator Frum helps launch A History of Anti-Semitism in England

  1. Saw you on Coren's show last week, Raphael.

    You have interesting opinions, why don't you do blog here?

  2. Awesome news. The suffering of the Jewish people has been covered up by a hostile anti-Semitic media for centuries – many Canadians and Americans are unaware of the Shoah, to name one example – so it's good to see the heretofore silent Jewish people finally have their grievances made public. Perhaps Senator Frum can build on this by establishing a parliamentary coalition to combat anti-Semitism, that would be great.

    Now, some people might say the Jews aren't unique in their suffering and that this book could incite racial hatred against the English peoples, without whose blood, tears, sweat, and toil the Jews would certainly have been expelled completely from Europe: I say lock those anti-Semites up.

  3. "Senator Frum helps launch A History of Anti-Semitism in England"

    I'd like to know whether the Canadian taxpayer had to pay to fly all these politicians over to England just to help launch this book. Kenney, Senator Frum, Clement, Senator Grafstein — it starts to add up. Also, why does Senator Frum have a house in England? And shouldn't we have a launch of the book in Canada?

  4. "…many Canadians and Americans are unaware of the Shoah…"

    The book could incite racial hatred against the English peoples …

    Are you being ironic?

    • Didn't mean that as a reply to you Mike T.

  5. Adn then somebody critized Israel…an then sombody crticized Israel…and then somebody made a joke about Israeli foreign policy…and then somebody criticized israel…

    Just kidding. I am sure it is a serious book and well worth a read. But when a certain faction starts equating criticizing Israeli with anti-semitism, well, these things happen.

    • What kind of "things" happen?

      • Those factions get called on it, and valuable time that could be spent on real issues and serious books gets taken up with levity at that factions expense.

    • "Just kidding."

      Because there is nothing funnier than laughing at Jews and Canadian anti-semitism. Who are you going to crack wise about next?

      Today's Vancouver Sun:

      "While a spirit of goodwill and brotherhood has been on display at the Winter Games, a whole other story was told Wednesday about civil society in this country.

      Incidents of anti-Semitism are up by more than 11 per cent in the past year, with 1,264 incidents; reflecting a five-fold increase in the past decade, according to an annual audit carried out by B'Nai B'rith Canada."

      http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Rise+anti+Semiti

      • "Because there is nothing funnier than 'kidding' about Jews and Canadian anti-semitism. Who are you going to crack wise about next? "

        you know, jolyon, considering how you yourself have made unfounded suggestions of anti-semitism out here, I'd leave that one alone if I were you. If anything, it is comments such as yours that trivialize the subject.

        • Leave what alone? Just curious to know what other topics Mike T thinks are funny.

          And I curios to know how I am trivializing subject – compared to who? You and Mike T? You judge a person, and dismiss an org's study, after watching tv for a few seconds and Mike T cracks wise about anti-semitism which is on increase within Canada. You two should hang out more.

          • Hundreds of aboriginal women missing and possibly murdered in Canada; how many Jewish women missing and possibly murdered? How many racist incidents against aboriginal people do you think there are each year? Hundreds of thousands?

            I agree that people who trash synagogues etc., are a concern, like those who trash mosques; but get a sense of proportion.

      • "Incidents of anti-Semitism are up by more than 11 per cent in the past year, with 1,264 incidents; reflecting a five-fold increase in the past decade, according to an annual audit carried out by B'Nai B'rith Canada."

        And I used to pay attention to B'Nai's data. After seeing Dimant on CBC the other day, these numbers aren't worth a damn. Anyone who would equate Palestinians to the Nazis isn't fit to do this kind of survey.

      • Kidding about anti-semitism is wrong.

        Making fun of people who scream "anti-semitism!!!" when others posit that Israel treats many of its palestinian residents poorly is jolly good fun!