Canadian authorities have denied visas to at least 234 participants of the World Social Forum (WSF), which is set to take place in Montreal from 9 to 14 August, 2016.
The delegates came from various countries in Africa and the Middle East and included the president of the Palestinian Postal Union, Imad Temiza.
According to B’nai Brith, a leading Canadian jewish human rights organisation, WSF is promoting anti-Semitism.
The event aims at uniting far-left and anti-globalisation groups and lists some leading Canadian universities and provinces as “sponsors” on its website.
The organisers blame Zionism for being behind ISIS as well as Islamophobia. They also justify the Palestinians armed struggle against Israel, including terrorism and war crimes against Israelis.
They also will be hosting speakers who blame Israel for 9/11, support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and participate in Israeli Apartheid Week.