B’nai Brith Slams Canada’s Funding for Anti-Israel Exhibit

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LONDON, Ontario – B’nai Brith Canada is strongly condemning an anti-Israel art exhibit on display at Western University’s McIntosh Gallery which received grants from a federal funding agency, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The display, entitled “Choreographies of Resistance,” glorifies the actions of Palestinian protesters, including stone-throwers who promote violence under the guise of resistance. In Israel, a reported fourteen civilians have been murdered by Palestinian stone-throwers, including infants such as Adele Biton and Yehuda Shoham, as well as three Israeli Arabs who were attacked because they were mistaken for Jews.

The creator of the exhibit is Rehab Nazzal, the sister of Palestinian terrorist leader Khaled Nazzal. In 2014, Rehab drew condemnation for a similar display at Ottawa City Hall which glorified Khaled and other Palestinian terrorists. Rehab continues to justify terrorist attacks plotted by her brother, including the 1974 massacre of 22 Israeli schoolchildren, describing him as a “martyr” who fought for “justice.”

Despite Rehab’s abuse of art to whitewash acts of terror, research by B’nai Brith shows that the SSHRC handed her $35,000 in 2015 in order to continue her work.

“It is irresponsible that taxpayer dollars are being used to finance this anti-Israel exhibit,” said Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer of B’nai Brith Canada.

“The false narrative of victimhood on display at this exhibit deliberately ignores Palestinian car rammings, suicide bombings, the recent knife intifada and lethal use of rocks targeting civilians due to a continual campaign of incitement. Rehab Nazzal’s public support for her terrorist brother is deplorable.”

The McIntosh Gallery says the exhibit “pays tribute to Palestinians who have lost their lives in what the artist notes is an ‘intifada, or uprising.'” The term ‘intifada’ actually refers to violent Palestinian uprisings that have left thousands of Israeli civilians dead or wounded.

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2 replies
  1. amanda the proud goy
    amanda the proud goy says:

    I had no idea about this Palestinian exhibit!
    I must go and show my support for the woman.
    I remember when the israelis shot her for recording them spraying that skunk water on innocent Palestinian bystanders. Glad to see she is mended.
    Oh, as for her brother .. there is no evidence that he ever committed the crimes the israelis accussed him of.
    I guess that’s why he was never brought to trial by the israelis.
    Instead – they murdered him.
    Thanks for the heads up about Rehab.
    I’m a huuuge fan of her work.

    • Dr. Rich Swier
      Dr. Rich Swier says:


      Thanks for reading and commenting on this article.

      There is no evidence that an Israeli soldier shot Ms. Nazzle. The Ottawa Citizen reported: A spokesman for the Israeli embassy in Ottawa said Wednesday there is no report of any such incident, though Eitan Weiss added, “it’s very difficult to ascertain what happens during a riot, because you have to imagine hundreds of people throwing rocks, Molotov cocktails, using live firearms,” and, as for one person sustaining a non-lethal injury, “it’s very difficult to prove that it ever happened, and it’s very difficult to prove that it didn’t happen.”


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