One of my trusty reader-researchers discovered a curious fact today. CIJA, the funder of pro-Israel Canadian student groups and the execrable Size Doesn’t Matter Video tourism promotion (that spices up the mix with intimations of oral sex) has disappeared from the web. Just…like…that. Vanished. Here is what the website used to look like according to the Wayback Machine. For the U.S., it would be something like if the Aipac or AJC website was there one minute and gone the next. What happened?
I’m going to ask my trusty Canadian readers (I hope I have a few) to let me know what they hear or read on this subject. Are they revamping the website? Did the Israeli/Canadian Jewish powers that be get so embarrassed by this piece of weirdness they decided the entire organization needed to go? Though I’m tempted to think there’s something to this, I wonder why the Size Doesn’t Matter website is still there in all its glory? Unless of course, SDM is independent enough of CIJA that it can remain while CIJA goes kaput. Or is it something as simple as a staff member didn’t pay the web host or domain registrar?
Whatever the reason, something is not right in the world of Canada’s Israel lobby. Here’s another reason why: when the Jerusalem Post, one of the most right-wing of Israel’s dailies, publishes a column criticizing the video, you know you’re in trouble.