From Israel Shamir:
In Canada, new lows of submission to Jews were reached, as human rights organization (in our view, usually a stooge of former) attacked a Canadian anti-Zionist environmentalist site. Probably it could be expected in the country where all media belong to their tiny Jewish minority, in the country that kept Zundel for two years in jail before shipping him to Germany. On the other hand, the same can be said about any western state.
Here is an item on the Canadian story: from the fired editor, our friend Ingmar Lee. [Editor's Note: two other articles were also included in this send-out but I have posted them separately so as to give the second one by Kim Petersen more prominence. Jeff Blankfort's short quote is appended to the Peterson article]
From Ingmar Lee
I did write to you recently, letting you know that B’nai Brith Canada is now attacking our Victoria, Canada-based non-profit website, Peace Earth and Justice News, www.pej.org , through the Canadian Human Rights Commission. A complaint was launched by local B’nai Brith representative, Harry Abrams, who has selected 18 articles, 6 of which were posted by me. A while back, I wrote to you asking permission to repost your articles at PEJ. Since then I have posted a number of your articles there. Now one of the articles in question which I posted was written by you! The others I posted were written by Virginia Tilley and Bill and Kathleen Christinson, as well as Jostein Gaarder’s excellent piece, “God’s Chosen People.”
Of course, I stand by ALL of the hundreds of articles I have posted there, and I also stand by the excellent articles which were posted by Chris Cook (now editor of the www.pacificfreepress.com website) which are being challenged. I have no fear going into this, and I recognize that any consciencious progressive Peace and Human Rights writer will inevitably end up with an anti-semitism charge.
Unfortunately, other colleagues at PEJ, while claiming that they are not intimidated and that we will continue to publish articles which expose the Israeli atrocity, are freaking out about this, and fear that they “will lose their houses,” and seem eager to kow-tow and find a ‘mediated solution’ to this debacle, while Chris and I want to take this head-on, without any repentence. I tested the waters recently and posted M. Shahid Alam’s excellent recent article, “Chosenness and Exceptionalism” for which I have now been fired from my position as volunteer editor. Apparently, PEJ will no longer tolerate the posting of any articles which are critical of Israel now.
Apparently, B’nai Brith and Harry Abrams have been very successful in so easily intimidating and shutting down a once-progressive discussion.