• Martin Himel

Confrontation at Concordia

When student politics turns nasty:

Canadian student union activists staged a protest to stop the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu from addressing the Jewish student movement Hillel. Hillel is a major international Jewish student organization with branches in almost every university where Jews study.

The protest forced the Concordia administration to call in the Montreal police and Netanyahu's speech was cancelled. Throughout the months that followed, the student union banned Hillel on campus, which provoked angry outcries of anti-Semitism.

Confrontation at Concordia, produced in association with the Global Television Network, examines the contentious issues of intolerance and extremism on the Montreal campus and the long-standing conflicts in the Middle East.

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