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‘Federal ministers hold hands with terrorists,’ says Canadian parliamentarian

“This isn’t about the Jewish community,” said Melissa Lantsman, a Jewish member of the Canadian Parliament. “It’s about our country.”

Melissa Lantsman
Melissa Lantsman speaking in the Chambre in Ottawa during Question Period on June 23, 2022. Credit: HOC-CDC. Bernard Thibodeau/House of Commons Photo Services.

A bearded man, flanked by people bearing Palestinian flags, walks down a street in Canada speaking into a microphone.

“Whether it’s on the street, whether it’s at work or whether it’s in your place of worship,” he yells. “It could be at a synagogue. Everyone will be held accountable when you stand for the oppressed.”

Melissa Lantsman, a Conservative Party Jewish member of the Canadian House of Commons, shared a clip of the remarks on social media.

“Openly chanting that you will target a place of worship is the new normal in Canada,” she wrote. “Federal ministers hold hands with terrorists. City councillors line up to make statements against police officers. Provincial officials silent.”

“Wake up, Canada,” she added. “This isn’t about the Jewish community. It’s about our country.”

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