April 18, 2018
Am I the only one disturbed that an organization called Canadian Journalists for Free expression is lobbying the Canadian government to take a specific position on Israel? Does @CJFE realize how such politicking can damage our reputation, and thus freedom? pic.twitter.com/1R3ISG9ZtM
— Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) April 2, 2018
Press freedom ends where the Jew nose begins.
A Canadian press-freedom group has come under fire after the sacking of one of its employees who published a statement condemning the “extrajudicial killings” of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza.
At least 17 Palestinians were killed by Israeli live fire and more than 1,000 others were wounded, as thousands rallied to mark the 42nd anniversary of Land Day on March 30. Among those injured were at least 10 journalists.
On April 2, Kevin Metcalf, communications coordinator for the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), wrote a statement on behalf of the group urging the government of Canada to condemn the “IDF’s [Israeli Defence Forces] brutality”.
Failure to do so, he wrote, “will undermine Canada’s moral authority when condemning similar acts by any other nation-state. Targeted attacks against demonstrators and journalists must be condemned wherever they occur”.
Canada regularly issues statements denouncing violence that occurs worldwide – most recently, it condemned the reported chemical attack in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta. However, the Canadian government has remained silent regarding the killing of unarmed Palestinian protesters.
Metcalf’s statement was attacked by critics who accused the CJFE of lacking neutrality, taking a position in the conflict and pushing for “anti-Israel policy”.
It is true, as this fantastic article confirms, that I've now been fired by CJFE. https://t.co/zpxK1NHqPC
— Kevin Metcalf (@kbmetcalf) April 15, 2018
Meanwhile, as the Friday protests in Gaza continued, another 15 Palestinians were killed and a total of 1,600 were wounded, including seven journalists.
On April 8, a day after Palestinian photographer Yaser Murtaja died of his wounds after being shot by an Israeli sniper while wearing a jacket clearly marked with the word “PRESS” on it, CJFE removed their statement and Metcalf was notified of his termination.
Metcalf said he did not expect such controversy to arise, given the fact that the CJFE has regularly condemned suppression of speech and journalism worldwide, including in countries such as China, Croatia, Iran and Russia.
“Writing and publishing statements and protest letters is what is expected of me as per my job description. It is clear that I am being punished for doing my job,” Metcalf wrote in a Facebook post on April 9.
Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) also said that they were “deeply concerned” about the “politically-motivated firing” of Metcalf.
“The firing of Mr Metcalf for defending press freedom against attacks in Palestine sends the message that support for freedom of the press is contingent,” Corey Balsam, national coordinator for IJV, said.
“With Israel’s blockade of access points to the occupied Palestinian territories, local reporters are among the few sources of information coming out of the region,” added Balsam.
“Canadian Journalists for Free Expression was right to condemn the killing of their colleagues as well as other lethal attempts to silence Palestinians’ right to protest, much as they do in other contexts.”
BUT REMEMBER GOYIM: “JEWS CONTROL THE MEDIA” IS NOTHING MORE THAN AN ANTI-SEMITIC CANARD.
People invented this canard because they hate the color of the… or they hate their hats. Or that they torture animals.
They invented this for some superficial reason and it is pretty much pathological.
This guy is a complete and total shitlib btw.
Proving that anti-Semitism isn’t political at all – it’s just a disease all goyim have.