counter-demonstration, titled “It’s Time To Stop The Hate: Stand With Israel,” will feature Matthew Offord, the Member of Parliament for Hendon, and Hillel Neuer, executive director of human rights NGO UN Watch. According to Sharpe, up to 1,000 people “from across all communities and walks of life” are expected to join.In Toronto, on the other hand, there will be a JDL counter-protest, but there's been nary a peep from more mainstream Jewish organizations, and certainly nothing like the organized effort in London.
As such, the obvious question to pose is: where the hell are CIJA, B'nai Brith and Wiesenthal?
Have they decided to keep a low profile this year because there's been a change of government, and Stephen Harper, who could always be depended on to be Israel's staunchest supporter among world leaders, is no longer prime minister?
Is this a "sha shtil"--or a "sha shtil" redux--sort of thing?