Thousands hear Farah
in Canada

By WND Staff

MONTREAL – More than 3,000 Canadians turned out to hear WorldNetDaily Editor Joseph Farah in a two-night swing through Toronto and Montreal – a trip the founder of the world’s leading independent newssite called his “Mideast truth tour.”

More than 2,000 jammed into the Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue in Toronto Monday night to hear Farah shatter the “myths of the Middle East.” Hundreds stood through the speech while others were turned away because there was no standing room left. Last night in Montreal, Farah addressed nearly 1,000 at the Beth Israel Synagogue.

Both speeches were sponsored by the Canadian chapters of B’nai Brith.

Farah attacked the idea that Israel is responsible – morally, legally or any other way – for the displacement of Arab refugees in 1948 or thereafter.

“The revised history has given the guilty a free ride,” he said. “The Arab states that initiated the hostilities have never accepted responsibility – despite their enormous wealth and their ability to assimilate tens of millions of refugees in their largely under-populated nations. And other states have failed to hold them accountable. It’s bad enough the Arab states created a small nation of refugees by their actions. It’s worse that they have successfully blamed that international crime on the Jews. Today, of course, this cruel charade continues. The suffering of millions of Arabs is perpetuated only for political purposes by the Arab states. They are merely pawns in the war to destroy Israel.”

Farah says the world has dealt with far more serious refugee crises in the past in much less than 50 years.

“There were some 100 million refugees around the world following World War II,” he said. “The Palestinian Arab group is the only one in the world not absorbed or integrated into their own people’s lands.

“Since then, millions of Jewish refugees from around the world have been absorbed in the tiny nation of Israel. It makes no sense to expect that same tiny Jewish state – representing just one-tenth of 1 percent of the Mideast landmass — to solve a refugee crisis it did not create.”

Farah said the push to create a Palestinian state is not really a struggle to create “the 23rd Arab police state. It’s about eliminating the one free state in the Mideast – the only Jewish state.”

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