Canadian media personality Gilles Proulx was called out by the Quebec wing of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) for expressing anti-Semitic views on a Montreal radio show regarding Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. He also published a column expressing similar views.
“No need to be an expert to say that Israel could make Washington, Paris or Ottawa bend, knowing in advance that its diaspora, well established, will make any government submit!” Proulx wrote in the Journal de Montréal.
“The diaspora is scattered around the world, where they take economic control, provoke the hatred of local nations, whether it is in Spain, for example, with the Inquisition, or again later with Adolf Hitler,” he said on Montreal’s Radio X last week.
Eta Yudin, a CIJA spokeswoman, said Proulx’s comments are “classic anti-Semitism,” evoking the ancient canard of Jews wielding excessive power and provoking “deserved” violence.
“We’re disappointed that this kind of discourse goes unchecked and unchallenged,” Yudin said.