On September 6, 2018 Dimitri Lascaris, Lawyer, activist, journalist, Chair of the Board of CJPME and a Board Member of TheRealNews, tweeted:
After @bnaibrithcanada supporters called for the death penalty to be imposed on @justintrudeau & Liberal MPs @iamIqraKhalid, @OmarAlghabra & @MaryamMonsef, we called on @LevittMichael & @AHousefather to denounce them, but shamefully, they’ve said nothing.
Apparently, Liberal MPs Anthony Housefather and Michael Levitt are more devoted to apartheid Israel than to their own Prime Minister and their own colleagues in the Liberal caucus. @AHousefather @LevittMichael #cdnpoli @justintrudeau @liberal_party #apartheidIsrael #cdnpoli
On September 7, 2018 Bernie Farber, Chair of the Anti-Hate Network, retweeted Canada’s prime minister’s tweet:
Vile anti-Semitic smears like this are completely unacceptable, and should always be called out. Thank you @LevittMichael and @AHousefather for standing up to this, and for everything you do for your communities and our country.
Bernie Farber added the following comment:
It’s antisemiyism [sic] pure and simple. Shameful really.
Dimitri Lascaris dismissed the allegations against him in an article he published on September 11, 2018. He stated:
Let me state unequivocally that I oppose and condemn antisemitism. Indeed, I oppose and condemn all forms of racism. I am humbled to belong to a principled global solidarity movement against the occupation of Palestine. That wonderful and growing movement includes many brothers and sisters from the Jewish community. We are resolute that fighting all racism is necessary to realize any hope for a just peace in Israel and Palestine.