Canadian Foreign Policy

By Bianca Mugyenyi, The Breach, June 16, 2021

In late May, as Israel’s latest bombardment of Gaza drew to a close, a group of activists poured fake blood on the steps of the Israeli consulate at Yonge and Bloor in Toronto.

“We’re here to be sure that the blood on the hands of Israel is visible,” group spokesperson David Mivasair, a rabbi and founder of the Ahavat Olam Synagogue in Vancouver, explained at the time. 

Even though the fake blood was washed off within 30 minutes, the next day two Toronto police officers showed up at Mivasair’s Hamilton home at 11pm and arrested him, having acted on complaints from Israeli Consul General Galit Baram.

While swift in meting out justice for some harmless red paint, Canadian authorities have shown little interest…