Majority of Canadians worry about relations between Jews and Muslims in wake of Israel-Hamas war – Intelligencer

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 202384 Views

Nov 07, 2023

Also, 27% of respondents said they felt Jews were the target of hate expression in Canada. A similar number worry about hate speech toward Palestinians

Broad swathes of Canadians are concerned about the relationship between the country’s Jewish and Muslim communities, according to a new poll.

“People are framing the war between Israel and Hamas as domestically implying severely strained relations between Muslims and Jews domestically and some protests are reinforcing that impression,” said Jack Jedwab, president of the Association for Canadian Studies.

The poll was carried out at the end of October, weeks after Hamas terrorists attacked Israel on Oct. 7, killing about 1,400 people, mostly civilians, including women and children. In response, Israel declared war against Hamas, which has governed the Gaza Strip since 2006, and launched a campaign of airstrikes against the 365-square-kilometre territory.

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