Wednesday, March 29, 2023

B’nai Brith Condemns U of T Labour Union over Antisemitic Tweets

B’nai Brith Canada is taking a labour union at the University of Toronto (U of T) to task over a series of anti-Israel and antisemitic tweets issued by its official Twitter account.

On Friday, CUPE 3902 lashed out at Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, lamenting the fact that his “recent rejection of the BDS movement is paying dividends with the Zionists!” The union then targeted a Jewish NDP member who came to Singh’s defence, accusing him of “taking a murder-based approach to promoting peace in the Middle East.”

As part of the broader Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), CUPE 3902 is the mandatory trade union for over 10,000 contract academic workers at the U of T, according to its website. CUPE 3902 officially endorsed the antisemitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel in 2015. Singh condemned BDS in December during a roundtable discussion with Jewish groups.

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