Betar - Tagar Canada is a Zionist youth movement, built on, and inspired by, the teachings and life work of Ze'ev Jabotinsky and the dedication and heroism of earlier generations of Betarim. Its mission is to prepare Jewish youth to become knowledgeable, committed, and effective leaders.

The new post-Zionists

By Moshe Arens
Dec 12, 2007
URL: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=933202

We used to think that post-Zionists were out there on the fringe of Israeli society. They were Israelis who had concluded that so many injustices had been committed in the name of Herzl's dream, that the time had come to turn their backs on the State of Israel.

The Heart of the Problem

By Daniel Pipes
November 28, 2007
URL: http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2007/11/28/daniel-pipes-the-heart-of-the-problem.aspx

Breaking with his predecessors, Olmert has boldly demanded that his Palestinian bargaining partners accept Israel's permanent existence as a Jewish state, thereby evoking a revealing response.

Taking Back the Campus

By Barbara Kay
November 28, 2007
URL: http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=127845

The coming milestone of Israel's 60th anniversary next spring is ratcheting up anti-Zionist organizations' zeal for greater impact during the 2007-08 academic year. Like most such initiatives -- Israeli Apartheid Week is an American import -- their new projects will soon make their way to Canadian campuses.

Is November 29 a day to celebrate?

By Caroline Glick
November 27, 2007
URL: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1195546731730&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter

On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly passed resolution 181. As a General Assembly resolution, 181 had no force of international law. The international legal basis for the Jewish state was the 1922 League of Nations Mandate for Palestine which charged the British government with administering the area earmarked as the future Jewish state.

Staticidal Zealotry

By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
November 20, 2007
URL: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/FrankJGaffneyJr/2007/11/20/staticidal_zealotry

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is behaving like a zealot. In her ever-more-rash pursuit of a Palestinian state, she is exhibiting the syndrome defined by the philosopher George Santana, as one who redoubles her efforts upon losing sight of the objective.

Al-Dura and the "Public Secret" of Middle East Journalism

By Richard Landes
Nov 11, 2007
URL: http://www.pajamasmedia.com/2007/11/mideast_journalisms_public_sec.php

The evidence emerging from the ongoing Al Dura trial in France indicates that Western journalists are fully aware that some of the footage they use in their reports on the Mideast conflict is staged, charges Richard Landes. When confronted with the pervasive evidence of staging in the case of Al Dura, the reaction of France 2, which ran the story, has been essentially that "everybody does it."

Time to End the Charade

By Salim Mansur
October 20, 2007
URL: http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Mansur_Salim/2007/10/20/pf-4590878.html

Instead of another international conference the Americans would do better in accepting the obvious -- that a Palestinian state exists, and it is called Jordan with its population being overwhelmingly Palestinian.

Canadian students protest Ahmadinejad NY visit

by By Dave Gordon, Special to The CJN
Canadian students protest Ahmadinejad NY visit
URL: http://www.cjnews.com/TOPScnCJN/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13232&Itemid=86

"We were hoping that Iran’s dictator would ultimately not be welcomed to New York. As soon as we realized the speeches were a reality, we took students. This is a perfect example of how we need to get involved. It's important to be on top of these things."
said Orna Hollander, director of Betar Toronto, the Zionist campus group that organized the trip.
"Ben Feferman, the Hasbara Fellowships campus co-ordinator for Canada, said the group from Betar was the only Canadian organization to attend."

Betar Canada joins protest of Ahmadinejad at Columbia

www.jewishtribune.ca The Jewish Tribune - October 4, 2007 – 7
URL: http://www.jewishtribune.ca/tribune/PDF/jt010407.pdf

NEW YORK – With Israeli and American flags and a sea of signs reading "Shame on Columbia" and "Hitler lives," students representing Betar Canada stood at the gates of Columbia University to protest the visit and invitation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. A pro-Zionist organization active on many Canadian university campuses, Betar Canada understood that protesting Ahmadinejad's appearance at Columbia University was a cause worth the long drive.
Originally, when the students of Betar Canada heard that the Iranian president was planning to address the UN they began to plan a trip to NY to join in those protests. However, when it was announced that Ahmadinejad had been invited and in fact would be speaking at Columbia, they pulled out all the stops and arranged to join in the last minute protest there. The only Canadian student group present was Betar Canada.
Josh Rosenblum, former president of Betar at the University of Toronto and the founder and co-president of Betar Montreal, was invited to the podium to speak. Articulating how vital it was for Betar to participate in such an event Rosenblum noted that "opportunities like this bring us together; I am proud to be here, but ashamed of the reason."

Our World: History's Unsettling Verdicts

Compare and contrast two separate actions taken last month by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
Last month, after a five-year campaign by the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies which culminated in the publication of a petition signed by some 100 Holocaust scholars, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum decided to add to its permanent exhibition the story of the Bergson Group's efforts to rescue European Jewry during the Holocaust.

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