The Jewish community in Edmonton, Canada has been actively campaigning against officials who support Palestinian terror on social networks and the internet. JewishEdmonton, a group within the community, successfully led a campaign to have Samantha Pearson, the director of the University of Alberta’s Sexual Assault Center, dismissed after she organized a student pro-Palestinian action on campus and signed an open letter condemning Israel for its military operation in Gaza Strip.
The public outrage that followed JewishEdmonton’s publication of screenshots of the open letter led to Pearson’s immediate dismissal. University of Alberta President Bill Flanagan clarified that the new leadership at the Sexual Assault Center would ensure that the university’s commitments were met. He also made it clear that Pearson’s personal views did not reflect the position of the university.
Furthermore, University of Alberta officials stated that an event scheduled by Students for Justice in Palestine was not sanctioned or endorsed by the university. They also noted that the group was not recognized or funded by the university. The vigil associated with the group would be held on November 21st outside the University Arts Centre, with campus security and Edmonton Police ensuring safety.
It is important to note that this campaign is just one example of how pro-Israeli volunteers are using social media and other online platforms to identify and expose officials who support Palestinian terrorism around the world. It is essential for individuals and organizations to remain vigilant in combating extremist ideologies and promoting peace and understanding between different cultures and religions.