Alan Simons
Author | Writer | Social & Allyship Advocate


“Canadian media have very little moral fibre left within their ranks.”

In an open letter written in 1898 by the prominent French writer Emile Zola and addressed to the President of France, Zola accused the French government of antisemitism and the unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish French Captain accused of espionage. Subsequently, Zola was prosecuted for libel and found guilty. He fled to England but returned to Paris in 1899. Nine years later, in 1908, in Paris, Zola was murdered. In Canada, we have much to learn from this episode in French history.

In Canada today, for much of the media, fact has become irrelevant when writing about Jews and Israel. The term ‘honest reporting’ has become an oxymoron. Between the lines written and spoken by Canadian media types, their message is clear. They wish Jews would just go away, and everything will be fine! That has as much chance of happening as Hamas, the deluded splenetic psychopaths ruling the Gaza Strip, saying they love Jews!

I accuse Canadian media, for their absence of fair and balanced reporting, of thriving on the ignorance of the masses, much of which is intended in influencing the actions and feelings of individuals who desperately need to find an enemy. The masses have found it. The Jew is the enemy. The trend of the week has been established.

I accuse Canadian media of cultivating a national community against the Jew. It is this image many Jews would associate as propaganda in its nastiest form, defined here “to persuade an audience to accept a particular idea or cause, often by using biased material or by stirring up emotions.”

I accuse when Canadian media falsely claim all Palestinian casualties were killed by Israeli airstrikes; when Canadian media insinuates that Israel was created because of the Holocaust; when Canadian media misleads viewers into believing Israel blocked aid to Gaza; when Canadian media denies Jewish indigeneity to Israel, utters antisemitic trope; when Canadian media perpetuates falsehood that Israel “Occupies” Gaza; when Canadian media co-opts George Floyd’s murder for anti-Israel propaganda purposes.

And Hamas, who have been designated as a terrorist organization in more than 60 countries, encouraged by the rhetoric of the media, their wishes have been fulfilled.  It is a love affair. Husband and wife are like one flesh.

For the masses, who now openly say Jews are not welcome in Canada, I accuse Canadian media of penetrating the emotions of the hatemongers, of the antisemites, who publicly vilify and delegitimize Jews.

I accuse Canadian media of fomenting an ideology the likes of which are unlikely to be forgotten. They have crossed the red line. It is an utter travesty.

Canadian media have shown their true colors. To quote American writer Eric Hoffer, “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.”

For Canadian Jews, it is just one other cycle of events, of baseless lies and despicable accusations from Canadian media with very little moral fibre left within their ranks.


About the Author
Simons is an author, writer and social & allyship advocate. He publishes an online international news service, now in its 15th year, dealing with issues relating to intolerance, hate, antisemitism, Islamophobia, conflict, and terrorism, as well as an online community news site. As a diplomat, he served as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Rwanda to Canada, post-genocide era. He has lectured and designed courses in the areas of therapeutic management, religion in politics, and communications. He recently published his sixth book.