Sunday, September 20, 2009

David Noble vs York University and the Israel Lobby

On September 17, Five O'Clock Train co-host Denis Rancourt reported from Toronto where he was a witness to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal hearings in the case of David Noble vs. York University

David Noble's complaint is related to York University's then practice to cancel class on Jewish High Holidays only. Following an unambiguous investigator's report indicating that the practice was discriminatory, Dr. Noble announced that he would challenge the practice by giving class on Jewish High Holidays. Many acts of reprisal against Professor Noble were perpetrated in this unique case of an individual standing for principles of anti-discrimination in the face of the pressures of the Israel Lobby.


  1. Careful Mireille, you almost said "the Jewish lobby." Remember, you always have to call them "the Israel lobby" or you'll sound antisemitic. Of course, when you're opposing canceling classes on Jewish high holidays, it really doesn't have anything to do with Israel, but it has a lot to do with Judaism. No matter what, it's the ISRAEL lobby. Can't be too careful.

  2. I thought Denis was a specialist in Mössbauer spectroscopy and spectral lineshape analysis algorithms. As it turns out, he is a Jew-hating, Israel hating, anti-Western fanatic being helped by CUPE to get his message of hate across to Canadian students.

  3. In response to "Dean":

    We ask that you retract your unfounded and defamatory statements and stick to expressing your views on the topics and issues rather than make personal attacks.


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