Last year, the President of the University of Toronto’s Faculty Association (UTFA), Terezia Zoric, accused an “entitled powerful Zionist minority” of conducting “psychological warfare” on the UofT campus. Following an outcry from Jewish students and members of the Jewish community she later apologized for those comments.
Unfortunately, some things don’t change with the leadership of this association.
Recently, UTFA’s Vice-President for University and External Affairs, Jeffery Bale, liked a Tweet in which the original poster wrote: “By age 30 you should be an anti-zionist” (sic).
Hillel UofT, StandWithUs Canada, and Hasbara Canada are deeply concerned by this latest example of UTFA leadership using their platform to intimidate members of the Jewish community on campus.
Please take a moment to tell the UTFA to stop their antisemitic rhetoric against Jewish students and to undergo antisemitism education with a mainstream Jewish community trainer. You can reach the UTFA at: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the interest of best protecting Jewish students, we encourage members of the community to keep their emails focused on the issues above, and to keep their tone respectful.
About StandWithUs Canada
StandWithUs Canada is a non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.
The StandWithUs Canada chapter launched in 2014. Through university fellowships, high school internships, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel.