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Ezra Levant is a holocaust denier

24 Nov

In light of the recent humanitarian crisis in the Gaza strip, Eclipse News is devoting a whole week to covering Palestinian topics. Most of Canada’s mainstream media are complicit in Israeli war crimes and have utterly failed in their responsibility to report on the truth.

The following post is the third in this week’s special Palestine coverage.

By Evan Zenobia

OTTAWA – Sun News has unleashed a revolting media blitzkrieg in favour of Israel’s war crimes, aggression and murder of Gaza civilians.

One of the most disgusting instances in this media campaign was when star pundit Ezra Levant tried to advance his defence of Israel by denying that several holocausts had ever happened.

In his 21 November feature, “Standing Up for Israel,” Levant attempts to defend Israel’s aggression by painting a false equivalence between Palestinian resistance and the 1940s Nazi genocide of Europe’s Jews, saying “There’s no other country that faces existential threat the way Israel does, there’s no other people in the world, who, within living memory were the target of genocide.”

Such a statement is a grotesque denial of historical fact and an insult to the suffering of the many other victims of genocide. Between 1914 and1915, the Ottoman Empire carried out the systematic murder of almost two-million Armenians and almost one-million greeks. Levant, apparently, believes that Armenians and Greeks were never the target of genocide.

During the 1940s, Jews were not alone in the concentration camps, as the Nazis attempted the extermination of homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, persons with disabilities and Roma (or “Gypsies”). According to Levant, the holocausts of these peoples also never happened. Although, given Levant’s anti-Roma racism, maybe he feels the annihilation of half of Europe’s Roma population had it coming.

Then there’s the Ukrainian holodomor, the Rwandan genocide, the Bosnian genocide, the East Timorese genocide and the Sri Lankan Tamil genocide, all of which have been decades more recent than Nazi extermination of Jews. But, Levant denies that these holocausts ever happened.

Congratulations Sun News! Canada’s first major media outlet to give a holocaust denier his very own hour-long Prime Time program!

In any case, Israel is probably the best fortified state in history, year after year getting more foreign aid from the US than all of Africa. Two if Israel’s neighbours, Jordan and Egypt, have been at peace with the state for decades. Its other two neighbours, Lebanon and Syria, are each partially occupied by the Israeli Defence Forces. Israel faces no existential threat.

The Palestinian people, however, do. Consider Israel’s Deputy Defence Minister Matan Vilnai promising “[t]he more qassam fire intensifies and the rockets reach a longer range, they (the Palestinians) will bring upon themselves a bigger shoah because we will use all our might to defend ourselves.” Or, the Interior Minister Eli Yishai’s declaration that “the goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages.”

These remarks certainly demonstrate genocidal intent. And Israel’s forced displacement of hundreds of thousands, home demolitions, and most recent massacres certainly point to that as well.

But Levant is a holocaust denier. No matter how many Palestinians die, no matter how close they come to utter extermination, Levant will deny it.

Eclipse News recognizes the Palestine’s peril, and stands in solidarity with the friends and families of the victims of Israel’s genocidal machinations. Long live Palestine!

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