My title is deliberately provocative. However, it is an unequivocal fact that in Canada most of those speaking out publicly in favour of Israel and against Hamas are so-called "right-wingers". And the vast majority of those people are not Jewish.
A prominent Canadian Christian blogger named Kathy Shaidle has written about this strange phenomenon here and here. And Ezra Levant, a Canadian Jewish blogger, has posted this. Shaidle is interviewed on Rob Breakenridge's show here (at 09:15).
Both bloggers ask a very important question: Why aren't there more Jewish people protesting against Hamas and defending Israel?
Putting my pollster hat on, I've thought of 5 possible answers:
- They couldn't be bothered.
- They were afraid.
- They think that protesting is pointless.
- They are actually against Israel's actions.