In what must be an unprecedented occurrence, the Canadian Postmedia monopoly deleted its own editorial “Editorial: May must renounce anti-Israel resolutions” that appeared yesterday in the Vancouver Sun and on the Ottawa Citizen website.
The editorial defamed IJV in order to bully the Green Party of Canada into reversing its support for the non-violent Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and its agreement around challenging the Jewish National Fund’s scandalous charitable status. This echoes a defamatory campaign against us by the Israel lobby through postings by B’nai Brith Canada.
They removed their editorial right after they received a formal legal demand from us to publicly apologize, refrain from printing any further libel against IJV, and give us an OpEd to state our reasons for supporting the two Green Party resolutions critical of Israel’s policies.
This proves once again why it pays to fight back.