Diane Weber Bederman

A Call to Jews and Zionists: It’s Time to Demand Respect.

How do we gain respect? By demanding it. It’s time to proudly wear the symbols of our Jewish ancestry again – especially on campus.  I read Facebook and Canada’s two national newspapers every morning. I get acid indigestion every morning. Never a day goes by without the media-social or otherwise-attacking Israel …

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Abbas stop being a bully. Israel can’t occupy her own country.

The World response to the Palestinians is reminiscent of the way a teacher responds to the one wicked child in the class. You know: the child who is at different times: noisy, rude, impertinent,   impolite,uncivil, discourteous, disrespectful contemptuous; disruptive; obstinate, insolent, recalcitrant, lacking a moral compass. The teacher spends most of her time with …

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From the desert came the ethic that underpins Western culture

In 1928, Sigmund Freud noted that if we did not have religion — Judaism and Christianity — we would need another set of rules to keep us from self-destructing; from not only coveting our neighbour’s wife but having an affair with her. We would steal and lie; we would gossip and …

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I Have Been Radicalized!

I confess. I have been radicalized! I am a radicalized westerner. I am a staunch supporter of the morals, values and ethics that underpin my country Canada: ethical monotheism-the Judaeo/Christian ethic that tells us we are all intrinsically equal and must care for the other.  I am so radicalized that …

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