OTTAWA—The federal authorities is convening an emergency summit on antisemitism even because it faces criticism for welcoming an MP who has denounced Israel’s actions towards Palestinians into the ranks of the governing Liberals.
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs says the summit will probably be led by former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, presently Canada’s particular envoy on antisemitism.
Range and Inclusion Minister Bardish Chagger’s workplace confirms that the summit will probably be convened, with particulars to be introduced later at this time.
The announcement comes in the future after the Liberals welcomed into their fold Fredericton MP Jenica Atwin, who defected from the Inexperienced get together after calling on Chief Annamie Paul to take a stronger stance towards Israel through the latest Mideast battle.
Conservative MPs say Atwin’s rhetoric, together with accusing Israel of pursuing a coverage of “apartheid,” has exacerbated discord and discrimination.
Former Liberal MP Michael Levitt, who now heads the Associates of Simon Wiesenthal Heart, says he’s “disenchanted and anxious” that Atwin has joined the Liberal caucus, given what he calls her “inflammatory, one-sided and divisive rhetoric.”