Robert Fisk misrepresents Stephen Harper’s views on antisemitism (Part 2)

In our previous post, we examined Robert Fisk’s claim, in his latest column at The Independent, that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper argued that “merely to criticise Israel can be a form of anti-Semitism.”

Now, we’ll look at another allegation in his piece, a charge levelled in the headline.

fisk graphic

Fisk explains:

But in Canada – and I had to literally rub my eyes when I read this – the totally pro-Israeli Conservative government of Stephen Harper intends to list the boycotting of Israel as a “hate crime”.

This is preposterous. If I decline to buy Israeli-produced oranges at a British supermarket, this doesn’t make me a Nazi murderer. To criticise Israel doesn’t turn Canadians into Jew-haters. A number of liberal Jewish groups have protested against Harper’s proposed new law – far too many Jewish organisations have praised it – on the grounds that it assumes that all Jews…

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