An official with B’nai Brith Canada resigned after statements he made on
The Michael Coren Show that Israel’s use of state-sponsored terrorism is
justified to protect its citizens.
Adam Aptowitzer, former Ontario chairman of B’nai Brith Institute for
International Affairs, apologized for the comments, and the organization
announced yesterday it had accepted his resignation.
His remarks were condemned by Muslim groups, including the Canadian Council
on American-Islamic Relations, the Canadian Arab Federation and the
National Council on Arab Relations.
The groups said Mr. Aptowitzer’s apparent endorsement of terrorism did not
receive the same degree of scrutiny by the news media as Mohamed Elmasry’s
controversial statement on the same program that all Israeli citizens over
18 are fair targets for Palestinian suicide bombers. Mr. Elmasry, president
of the Canadian Islamic Congress, later apologized for his comments, but
his organization did not accept his offer to resign..