From the Trono Star website on Sunday, Feb 22nd,
Ontario's largest union has passed a controversial motion calling for an academic boycott of Israel, and union members from at least one Toronto university are planning to pressure their school to cut any financial ties with the country.
Although the motion didn't call for a boycott of individual Israeli academics — as some union members had suggested last month — it encourages union locals to publicly discuss boycotting Israeli universities and to push Canadian universities to end any research or investments that could benefit the Israeli army.
...The committee, which represents the union's university workers, called on the union to develop an education campaign on what its proponents label Israel's "apartheid" practices, such as building a wall around Palestinian territory and invading the Gaza Strip in December; asks the union to back an international campaign of sanctions and boycotts against the country and asks the national union to start researching Canadian connections to Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.
CUPE has never made any public pronouncements about other similar world situations. They did not protest Serbian massacres of Muslims; they do not protest China's subjugation of Tibet, etc. etc. And, most notably, they have remained silent about the rockets fired into Israel from Gaza and Lebanon. I can only surmise that the explanation for their vote has more to do with anti-Semitism than it does with any concern about human rights or democracy.
This is a sad day for Canada when the Ontario branch of its union representing gubmnt bureaucrats reveals such explicit anti-Semitism.