Antisemitic stickers in Halifax

Halifax, NS
- Members of Halifax's Jewish community are speaking out in response to stickers they view as antisemitic that have been appearing around the city in recent weeks.

The stickers, printed in black and white on mailing labels, say: "The Bug That Backfired COVID-19."

Also shown are the Jewish Magen David, or Star of David, and a symbol resembling that of the Freemasons.

"At first glance, this sort of appears strange and people might be unsure," said Naomi Rosenfeld, executive director of the Atlantic Jewish Council. "But, unfortunately, we know that this messaging harkens back to old antisemitic tropes."

One of the stickers shown on a bench in downtown Halifax. (Jeorge Sadi/CBC)

One of the stickers shown on a bench

 in downtown Halifax. (Jeorge Sadi/CBC)

One of those is the well-known Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Rosenfeld said that is a fabricated antisemitic text that tells the tale of Jews who conspire to rule the world.

"The implication is that the Jewish community was the cause of COVID-19, which obviously is completely false and very antisemitic," she said, adding it also implicates the Freemasons in the same way.

The stickers have been found around the city's downtown core and on some university campuses, Rosenfeld said.

Source: cbc