Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Hypocrisy from the Canadian Jewish Congress' Marilyn Shapiro

The letters page of today's National Post includes a submission by one Marilyn Shapiro of Thornhill. She responds to a previous letter by Professor Yakov Rabkin which defends Independent Jewish Voices against attack by the Canadian Jewish Congress. After falsely describing IJV as made up of "anti-Israel Jews and non-Jews" she goes after Rabkin claiming that he failed to mention what she calls his "deep connection to IJV" and goes on at length to detail an internet search she conducted which reveals that Rabkin is a member of the group.

Hypocritically, while she herself defends the CJC and attacks Rabkin for his omission, Shapiro fails to mention her own affiliation which is easily uncoverable through a quick internet search. 

 

Here is a picture taken from the November 2009 edition of CJC's online newsletter Congress Amcha appearing under the heading "Queen's Park reception". From left to right are Marilyn Shapiro; Wendy Lampert, CJC Director of Community Relations; Len Rudner, CJC Ontario Regional Director; Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty; Igor Ellyn, CJC Board of Directors; David Katz, Chair CJC Charities Committee. Obviously Shaprio has what she would call a "deep connection" to the Canadian Jewish Congress. 

To paraphrase Ms Shapiro's letter, why did she not disclose her obvious association with this Zionist group? I guess she must be ashamed of her association. Or does she have something to hide?

Perhaps it's that, according to page 12 of the CJC's January 2009 newsletter, Shapiro was a Canadian delegate to last year's meeting of the CJC's parent body, the World Jewish Congress? A "deep connection" indeed.
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4 comments:

Skinny Dipper said...

Marilyn Shapiro should have mentioned her affiliation with the Canadian Jewish Congress even if she had not written on behalf of the CJC. This is equivalent to someone writing a letter under the name of S. Harper (Calgary).

Officialdom is nothing new. The CJC likes to think that it represents all Jews in Canada. Scouts Canada is the official scouting organization. There's official sponsors of the upcoming disastrous Winter Olympics in Vancouver. There's the official sponsor of some winter event taking place in BC between 2009 and 2011. I wonder if it is Lululemon. I wonder if the Conservative Party will start calling itself, "The official party of loyal Canadians." Thank goodness the Roman Catholic church doesn't call itself the official Christian church. Cough, cough.

Speaking of officialdom, while Israel is the so-called homeland of the Jews. More Jews live in the United States than in Israel. Quite a few Russian Jews immigrate to Israel and then onto the United States or Canada. The Russians head to Israel to make Aliyah (sp?) and then head west to the US to or Canada. If they could only make it to Hawaii to make "Aloha."

Skinny Dipper said...

Marilyn Shapiro should have mentioned her affiliation with the Canadian Jewish Congress even if she had not written on behalf of the CJC. This is equivalent to someone writing a letter under the name of S. Harper (Calgary).

Officialdom is nothing new. The CJC likes to think that it represents all Jews in Canada. Scouts Canada is the official scouting organization. There's official sponsors of the upcoming disastrous Winter Olympics in Vancouver. There's the official sponsor of some winter event taking place in BC between 2009 and 2011. I wonder if it is Lululemon. I wonder if the Conservative Party will start calling itself, "The official party of loyal Canadians." Thank goodness the Roman Catholic church doesn't call itself the official Christian church. Cough, cough.

Speaking of officialdom, while Israel is the so-called homeland of the Jews. More Jews live in the United States than in Israel. Quite a few Russian Jews immigrate to Israel and then onto the United States or Canada. The Russians head to Israel to make Aliyah (sp?) and then head west to the US to or Canada. If they could only make it to Hawaii to make "Aloha."

Anonymous said...

Skinny Dipper, you seem to have a terrible amount of hatred and bias against all Jews and Israel,whether Liberal,Reform,Orthodox,or Conservative. I find your comments offensive,quite ignorant and showing lack of understanding or compassion. My view is that even if Daniel Barenboim were to be elected Prime Minister of Israel and even if Israel gave the Palestinians their own state and lived in peace with them,people like you Skinny Dipper,would still use any public forum to post anti semitic hate and jokes against all Jews and Israelis and Israel.
Not merely are you utterly ignorant,crass and totally biased and insensitive,but indeed,you are an ANTI-SEMITE. Just another hater of Jews,just like Ezra Pound,Richard Wagner,Anton Bruckner,Elly Ney,(great German pianist) Hitler,Stalin,TS Eliot,Mel Gibson,Hugo Wolf,Moussorgsky and many others. I suppose you never heard of or read Rabbi Michael Lerner or Tikkun Magazine? I also guess you are not aware of the magnificent humane work that a pioneer Toronto ENT Dr Arnold Noyek, (of Mount Sinai Hospital) has been doing with deaf children,people in Mid-East,Israel,Jordan-working hand in hand with his fellow doctors from Israel,Canada,USA,Jordan,Palestine to treat deafness-for the deaf,like those who suffer cancer and diabetes,these terrible diseases make absolutely no difference if one is black,white,Jewish,Palestinian, Catholic,Canadian or American Indian,etc. You are either immature,filled with hate for all Jews or simply another ultra left wing radical bigot,who hates Jews. Your comments are mocking,insensitive,vile,offensive and show me that you are an anti-semite and a NAZI. WHY don't you BUGGER off with your uncontrolled hate and bias for all Jews and Israel ok,Skinny Dipper? Hiding behind a false name-you are a God Damned fucking coward! What a contemptable and despicable person you really are!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Anonymous -- I'm impressed by your detailed rebuttal of Skinny Dipper's arguments. Very factual and logical.

Near the end you rightly accuse Skinny Dipper of "Hiding behind a false name - you are a God Damned fucking coward!" Also wise of you to hide behind a false name; otherwise you'd have to transfer your assets to someone else. How brave.

P.S. Isn't it interesting that CJC proved to be too much of a big tent for some high-rolling Canadian Jews? Supporters of Lerner or Tikkun no longer find a home in the CJC's openly Zionist successor. Modern Jewry no longer needs discussion, debate and dissent, as I'm sure you agree.