A briar patch for Plante: antisemitism

Ensemble Montreal may be about to set a trap for Valérie Plante by insisting the city agree to a definition of antisemitism that excludes any criticism whatsoever of Israel’s policies and actions as a political state. Plante could be put in a position where she would be damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t agree.

What I dislike seeing is someone like Lionel Perez using this issue for political showboating. Antisemitism is serious and indications show it’s on the rise in North America and elsewhere. Its effects are nefarious and it’s disrespectful to the seriousness and risk of the situation if people with power use it as a cheap leverage ploy.