Canadian research house EKOS spews a twisted anti-Israel survey

Ekos Research Associates is a social and economic research company in Canada run by Frank Graves. They have just put their name to some rather vicious anti-Israel propaganda.

Lies, manipulation and EKOS

Long before anyone in the UK knew who I was, I put a comment under a Tony Greenstein blog pointing out a truly glaring factual error. Greenstein’s response was to delete my comment. This type of action speaks volumes and this event was part of my awakening into understanding the real danger these people pose. Who deliberately lies but those that set out to deceive?

Their need to spread lies is the key reason behind their refusal to engage or debate. It is why they block people like me on social media. We have nothing to fear from the truth – they most certainly do.

Which brings us to their methods. One of the more intelligent ways that they spread disinformation is through twisting surveys. They have long understood that if you ask the right question, you will get whatever answer it is you are looking for. A skill they have just put to good use in Canada. According to a recently published survey carried out by EKOS almost every Canadian thinks Israel should be investigated for war crimes:

Ekos Research Mondoweiss

84%? Almost nothing is ever as high as 84% and certainly not Canadian animosity towards Israel. We know this is not true – so here is how they did it. A story of how Ekos Research Associates put their name to anti-Israel propaganda.

The bad, the nasty and the even worse

Ekos Research Associates were commissioned to conduct an online survey on Canadian attitudes towards Israel by three groups – Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV), and the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine-Israel (UNJPPI).

UJPPI have a FB page with 184 ‘followers’. Their Twitter account has 132 ‘followers’. Their posts and tweets generally remain unsupported. Of their last 15 tweets, two received a single like, the other 13 got none. Their Facebook page is equally dormant. Their blog has numerous outrageous posts, even coming out in support of Linda Sarsour.

I searched to see if I could find any names publicly and currently attached to the group but found none on their website. In fact, their last UJPPI news update was in 2013. From older posts I gathered several names, such as George Bartlett, Jan McIntyre and Patricia Mercer. I recognise their stories as similar to those that some church adherents have undergone in the UK. They go to the region as part of a propaganda driven Ecumenical program. They are hand-held, shown what they need to see and sent back – ready to become advocates for the cause. Tiresome do-gooders, naive and normally embedded in replacement ideology. References to the Kairos Palestine Document litter the UJPPI website..

Unsurprisingly, George Bartlett in Canada is a Facebook friend of our very own Christian antisemite Stephen Sizer. That gives a strong indication of what we are dealing with here. These are a group of people who have been duped and are all members of the United Church of Canada. Little more than a small elderly bunch of white Christian folk, who read the Christian bible in a particular way and don’t like the Jewish state very much.

IJV are the Jewish enablers and provide the perfect cover for what is an antisemitic ideology. One of the key activists in IJV- Canada is Rabbi David Mivasair, who has been an active member of the toxic FB group Palestine Live for years. In 2019 I exposed how he casually hangs out with Holocaust deniers and other rabid antisemites in the group. IJV’s National Coordinator is currently Corey Balsam. Canada’s Jewish population is about 400k, which means they probably have a few hundred active anti-Zionist Jews. Like groups in the UK such as J-BIG, JVL, Free Speech on Israel and so on, they are a small group of individuals who go on a lot about how numerous they are. They are popular with Israel’s enemies because they provide them with legitimacy. Everyone inside the Jewish community knows what fringe, irrelevant groups they are.

CJPME say they are for ‘Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice,’. Of course there is nothing in their website about justice or rights for Jews. CJPME are another type of group we recognise. Obsessed with ‘Islamophobia’ and dismissive of antisemitism. Just two years ago Canadian PM Trudeau condemned a board member of CJPME for making ‘vile antisemitic smears.’

In reality CJPME is little more than an excuse for people like Osamaa Abu-Shihab, Nadia Abu Zahra, Jeffrey Ayoub, Azeezah Kanji and Monia Mazigh to attack Israel. The position page on the website is almost all about Israel or Islamophobia. Why people are so dense as to not see through these pro-Islamist groups never ceases to amaze me. CJPME even produced a paper that seems to imply Canada should have built a relationship with ISIS.

Their resource page for students is also almost exclusively about Israel. It’s page on the Muslim Bortherhood does not mention the word terrorism. Nor does its page on Hamas, which reads like a promotion of the group. They even try to suggest Oslo period Hamas attacks only began inside pre-1967 Israel after the Baruch Goldstein massacre in Spring 1994 – which they didn’t – for example Hamas murdered Yigal Vaknin on Sep 24 1993 on a Moshav near Raanana in Central Israel. But reading through the sheet you soon realise that is the general strategy of the story. Hamas are portrayed as the ‘good guys’.

So these three rancid groups got together to commission a survey about Canadian attitudes towards Israel. Was there any doubt what the result would be?

A tall Canadian tale from EKOS

The EKOS survey results were impressive, and the newly published propaganda spread at lightning speed across the anti-Israel activist world. (see examples here and here) How they love new material.

The only part of the EKOS story I have failed to uncover is who wrote the questions. Because that is where the deception is. – this is an example of a question EKOS asked:

When a country is accused of / Given that Israel has recently been accused of] serious human rights abuses, and the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague is asked to carry out an investigation, do you think the government of Canada should consider stepping in if it is opposed to the investigation?

This question is ridiculous. The questions were asked as a split sample. So half were asked in a generic fashion, half were asked explicitly about Israel. There was little difference between the responses of the two samples. There was a slightly greater resistance amongst Conservative voters, which is understandable as they are more likely to be aware of the anti-Israel obsession inherent in some of these international organisations.

The questions are extremely leading – and it would take real knowledge to respond ‘no’ to any of this. Which means the survey only discovered that roughly 84% of Canadians basically believe in justice being served. All things being equal Canadians think that those accused of serious human rights abuses should be investigated. Which is a good and expected finding. I mean – who doesn’t?

At no point in the survey is the integrity of the ICC questioned or doubts about its standing expressed to those responding. All of the questions in the survey are loaded in a similar anti-Israel fashion and leading those responding all the way to the result these groups knew they would be able to manufacture. Imagine if we reworded the question above and presented it to the same people:

Like the UN, The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague is accused of a growing bias and obsession with our allies / Israel. Do you think the Government of Canada should consider stepping in if it becomes concerned that justice is not being properly served?

That is a question which would probably turn the roughly 84% mentioned in the EKOS survey in Israel’s favour. If we were as manipulative as those who promoted this survey, we could then run a headline which reads ‘84% of Canadians think Canada should step in to stop the ICC investigating Israel’. It is that easy to skew a survey.

As I said in the beginning. The fact these groups need to manipulate people in this fashion suggests that the truth does not support them. When you see EKOS produce these type of survey results, it is always worth remembering that. As for those stupid enough to share this kind of material, I don’t know whether to argue with them or pity them.



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140 thoughts on “Canadian research house EKOS spews a twisted anti-Israel survey

  1. Yep this is on a par with 99.9999999% recurring of Jews that were to leave the UK cuz of “antisemitism.” In the end this amounted to the notorious nut jobs Mandy Blumenthal and Mark Lewis though Maureen Lipman does do a bit of camping out in the departure lounge at terminal 4.

    I agree with David. There is a growing tendency for people to just make shit up.

        1. Used to tell us that when Dad was out of work, Stephen.

          p.s. David always makes more of less, even makes much of nothing.

      1. Correct Michael. Maybe the Anglo Yids unpacked when that daft old Trot and his cult were sent packing by the English voters. Who knows and as Bellers says “who cares?”

        Bit surprised at the Canadians though. Normally such a polite crowd. Maybe there’s been an infiltration from The People’s Front Of Yachad with their sneaky questionnaire tactics.

          1. Jeezus Bellers. Everything here is pointless as we once agreed, you fucking moron.

            Shit, I should be charging to remind you of your own fucking slogans.

              1. Oooh, you like fibber. You must certainly did say that at the time when we both indeoendently advised David to shut down this comment section. Keep up with yer shoite you fucking prick.

      2. Blumenthal, the one who didn’t dare admit she was in a Zionist group.

        Another of their deceivers.

    1. Hey DeadHead Ed, you’re so close to finding another video to add to your fetish, but you’ll never, because you’re historically illiterate – and of limited intelligence. Clue: It’s in colour.

  2. That’s the problem with “your kind.” Your twisted perception is that everyone’s always against you.

    But you know what? “Your kind” is its own worst enemy.

    And stop attempting to monetize anti-Semitism.

    1. Bruce Mooooooooooohamed,

      The problem with “your kind” is that you can’t accept the fact that the Israeli’s are

      NOT the unarmed Jews of WW2 or Khybar.

      Happy Nakba! 🙂

    1. Yup, there it is.

      Lovely bit of 1996 copy/pastery.

      Reckon you’re good for 3 more “voila”s, a couple of “gnasher says”s and some misc shithousery.

      Maybe do them all in the same comment for maximum efficiency.

      And I got B in my chemistry. I lied to you in 2017 as you seemed like the sort that would be dead keen to repeat that back to me one day, you dumb fuck.

            1. Look Michael, if you can do it on every thread than I can also use a little poetic licence once in a while. Seems fair.

                1. My answer was going to be “your presence here is a lie” but that would be incorrect.

                  I know you to be an antisemite, something you do not deny. We both know that you have endorsed tweets that demean Jews and defended antisemites that slur the death of Jews and again you have not denied it. You have been given dozens of opportunities but always run a mile from this. So in lieu of denial, I cannot accuse you of deception.

                  It is down to anyone that still reads this nonsense to realise that this is you and everything else, the silly slogans, the repetitious taglines and the scripted rubbish from Activist Central Casting is just content.

                  So no, not a fibber; an unapologetic Jew hater who doesn’t like the impact and influence of David Collier’s work and only has social media as a means to demonstrate this. Fair comment?

  3. It’s not like present day Canadians are descended from the white Europeans who stole an entire country from it’s indigenous population ?
    Is it ??????

  4. David Collier
    Whenever I mention #Jerusalem far too many people on here get nervous. Some people need to grow a spine.

    The people of S’derot, built on ethnically cleansed land where Arab Najd once stood?

    1. Michael, fair play to you. You are happier to be an honest antisemite than a deceitful poster. For this, I will ask Bellers to give you a nice warm cuddle and a pint of Black and Tan.

      This sets your own moral compass according to your needs and allows us to dismiss all your posts here about Israel, Arabs, UK political parties and all the other repetitious nonsense for the disingenuous toss that it is.

      And it only took you 6 years to come out. Still, like British Rail, you got there in the end.

  5. Collier – “Their need to spread lies is the key reason behind their refusal to engage or debate. It is why they block people like me on social media. ”

    Collier has blocked me on Twitter.

    1. Sharmuta, Why would Collier block you on Twitter

      but NOT here on a blog that he has absolute control over?

      Happy Nakba!

    2. Dumb Parasite Sharmuta, You have lots of complaints about the content of David Collier’s blog,

      so why don’t you start your own blog, and run it your way,

      where you can post Price Lists of the services you provide.

      And have a prominent page where you cry about the FAILURE of 5 Arab armies, NONE of which was the army of an existing “Pal-e-STINE”, to defeat the under armed but highly motivated survivors of WW2’s Holocaust.

      Happy Nakba! 🙂

  6. The results show that Canadians are clearly opposed to Israel’s plans for annexation. The largest number of respondents (42%) indicated they felt that Canada should impose economic and/or diplomatic sanctions on Israel. The second largest number of respondents said Canada should express opposition to Israel’s plan but take no other action (32%). Together, an overwhelming 74% of Canadians indicated that Canada should oppose annexation, either
    through words or action.

    1. Michael, you support Jew hate on Twitter and defend Jew hate here. You never deny it.

      So when you post anything here, it can always be viewed against that backdrop. Seem fair to you?

        1. Oh come on Michael. Earlier you tried to post some toss about Sderot and couldn’t even spell it. Now you’re on about a ‘rire’ Sort it out for heavens sake.

        2. Sderot cinema is a name given to gatherings at a hill in Sderot, where over 50 locals would come to watch the fighting in the Gaza strip during the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, cheering when bombs would strike.

          Good sport for the soulless.

          1. Yerse Michael. There’s that little Jew Hate glint in your eye again. Old pappy Farmer will be smiling his approval up at you.

            “If you ain’t better than a Jewboy son, who is you better than,”

            1. I am assuming that the 50 locals would be Israelis, Ian. Would you surmise them to be Jews then?

        1. There’s your nice warn cuddle from Bellers, Michael. I knew he’d come to help you out.

          Responsive work Bellers, you dumb fuck.

            1. I’d advise you heed the ancient Bellers family slogan used in internet shithousery for generations; ” The company you keep will be the metaphorical death of you”

              Of course you may actually admire Michael.

                1. Gerald was you Bellers but I’ll still talk to you both.

                  Remember the Bruno Kirby character in Good Morning Vietnam? “In my heart sir, I know I am funny”

                  That’s you, that is you fucking moron.

                2. “I may be a fucking retard”
                  No Stephen, there is no question about it. You definitely ARE a retard.

                  “I am as witty as hell.”
                  If one regards having needles pushed into your eyeballs and red-hot pokers shoved up your anus as witty, then Yes Stephen you are as witty as hell.

                  I think you have been living under a misapprehension due to poor hearing. Your Mother, or Teacher, did not describe you a ‘shining wit’, but more accurately as a ‘whining shit!’

    1. Zios are mint Bellers.

      We have our country. We control you and your hard won personal freedoms and the lovely beach is only 50 yards away. Who needs logic with all that you fucking retard.

      1. ”Sea Levels Will Rise by Half a Meter, Enough to Flood Cities. Think of Tel Aviv’
        Meteorological service’s climatology chief says climate change could make Eilat as hot as Abu Dhabi’


        1. Michael, we’re pals with the UAE Arabs now. We share everything with them. Even our F35s (Ssssh. Not really).

          1. Nope, UAE expect a Palestinian state. You certainly don’t.

            Israel wants to annex …. UAE is against any annexation.

            The only thing you share is Trump’s patronage and a photo opportunity.

            1. You should invite them all to connect with you Michael, so that you can share these opinions with people.

        1. “Bastardised conception” ?

          Admiring Michael was only shtick. Now you’re claiming paternity?

          Wow the testing in the UK is thorough.

            1. That’s my graceless country and we want our money back for your bent Bedouin brickwork, you skilless fuck.

  7. David Collier
    Another explosion in Lebanon. A #Hezbollah weapons store. In a town with a population of over 5000.

    Israel has qualms about bombing a town of over 5000 civilians? Really?

        1. Bellers, how come the link doesn’t open on this page anymore with all those Susan Boyle tunes and clips from Britain’s Got Talent? I keep telling Michael, nobody’s gonna open some buggy anonymous porno clip from you. Jeezus, you lads are fucking cretins.

  8. 84%? Almost nothing is ever as high as 84%(more than 84% of UK Jews claim to be Zionists) and certainly not Canadian animosity towards Israel(insistence of proper scrutiny of alleged war crimes). We know(I spin) this is not true – so here is how they did it. A story of how Ekos Research Associates put their name to anti-Israel(human rights) propaganda(information).

      1. I thought the same when i spotted old Michael over on twitter carelessly endorsing a tweet from a David Duke fan saying “Jews are counterfeit human beings”. Bit of a giveaway that.

        I gave him 13 opportunities to deny it but for some weird reason he wouldn’t. I agree that I should also ask him to deny that he’s a Martian. Wouldn’t want to be chattin’ away to one of those scaly Scientology lizard people, eh Bellers, you dumb fuck.

    1. When you say you don’t think about Jews from one day to the next Bellers, you’re chattin’ shit aren’t you ?

      How’s this sound? I’ll give you back one of the hard won freedoms that we pinched off you if you admit that you’re obsessed with us, you fetishistic fuck.

            1. So Bellers, one of those freedoms that you fought so hard to win and bleat on about so much are offered back to you through the goodness of my heart and it turns out you can’t be arsed one way or the other.

              Ah well. At least you didn’t fall into my cunningly disguised trap. Your pretend activist mates at your pretend boozer would give you a right old pretend ticking off for your carelessness, you predictable fucking dick.

  9. David Collier
    New report shows textbooks in schools run by the PA and UNWRA *STILL* teach kids to glorify terrorists and hate Jews.

    Examples, David …. not just whining.

    p.s do terrorists Ben Gurion, Menachem Begin and Itzhak Shamir feature in Israeli text books?

    1. Menachem Begin, Michael ?

      That remins me. Did you know that our former PM was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as was Arab leader Yasser Arafat. In your opinion were they equally worthy recipients?

  10. David Collier
    New report shows textbooks in schools run by the PA and UNWRA *STILL* teach kids to glorify terrorists and hate Jews.

    Does David have a link to the report so people can read if it really says that?

  11. Israel strictly controls Palestinian settlement, construction and development in Area C. in the 12 years from 2000 to 2012, only 211 Palestinian submissions for Israeli permits, out of 3,750 applications (5.6%) – were approved. The figure tails off for the last 4 years, 2009 through 2012 with 37 permits given from among 1,640 applications (2.3%). By contrast, the same Civil Administration figures indicate that in approximately 75% of Israeli settlements, construction was undertaken without regard for the appropriate permits.

    1. Course we do Michael. Can’t be having Jonny Jordanian putting up any old pile in the middle of Judea and Samaria. You crazy Brits may be OK with any foreigners like Russian oligarchs or Wayne Rooney blotting the landscape. We take a very dim view of that sort of thing.

      1. Auschwitz Memorial tweet alert Michael.

        This reminds me. You’re always getting you knickers in a twist when Jews and Israel get sympathy for their dead in Hitlers Final Solution to his Jewish Problem. You bleat that not enough Jews died compared to the numbers of fatalities in other groups. In your opinion, how many wound gave been enough to engender sympathy?

        1. Why would Ian and the Zionists get sympathy for the death of some poor woman who died during Hitler’s occupation, annexation and desire to rule the lands of others …. which sounds familiar to Zionists no doubt.

          1. Hang on a sec Michael. You defended those Irish lads that said “Hitler didn’t kill no fuckin Jews” Are you now saying he did?

            1. Why are you fucking Zio bastards ALWAYS bringing up the so-called “holocaust?” Likely because “your kind” is always looking to obtain special treatment for your corrupt selves.

              Hitler and the Nazis were the best friend the Zio Joooos ever had because without him, they wouldn’t be able to justify terrorizing others and leverage sympathetic treatment.

              Enough is enough you fucking Zios. Time to stop living in the past and look towards the future.

        1. Right!

          So If you ask that Bruce one nicely he may give you the other coupon and you get to be one too. Cool.

            1. Time to cleanse the temple of false teachers like Sacks and Zio Dracula. They bring disgrace to Judaism.

              1. So, you don’t even need to be Jewish to buy a Rabbiship these days. As Michael said, they’re “2 a shekel” Brilliant!

                1. It took 3 years of hard study and living a kosher life for this REAL Jew.

                  If you want to talk about charlatans, look at Sacks (of shit) and “Chief Rabbi” Zio Dracula.

  12. David Collier
    Leila Khaled is a terrorist.

    WAS a terrorist, David. Now an activist … like yourself.

    1. I see Michael. Do you make the same distinction with… let’s say, our former PM and Winner of the Nobel Peace,Prize, Menachem Begin or perhaps Yasser Arafat?

      1. No doubt David views it as ‘Once aa terrorist … always a terrorist. He may even view Ben Gurion, Begin, Shamir, Arafat also as terrorists.

  13. Farmer is back to employing his Antisemitic canard that Jews only do things for money and always with malign intent (called ‘malice aforethought’ in legal terms)

    Farmer has repeated this Antisemitic canard seven (7) times on this particular blog thread; always stating categorically that David does this only for money and with malign intent

    ‘Mike Farmer on September 24, 2020
    Nakba? That reminds me.

    No ‘Collier research’ into Tory antisemitism. He’s a fraud.

    Doesn’t fight antisemitism … he only smears Labour … for money.

    Farmer’s true intent is becoming more apparent with each of his postings; he may claim that he doesn’t have an issue with Jews, only Israelis, but he does have a problem

    1. I think the problem is yours, Richard. Lack of comprehension.

      David and Ian also suffer from it. They view a post and paraphrase an entirely different meaning to it.

      A cynic might think that they were deliberately misrepresenting that which was posted.

  14. Opinion surveys are always open to manipulation by smart design of the questions.
    There is also no guarantee that they will enter your answer correctly.
    The language used to frame the question, as David said, can elicit the right response; thus achieving the result the commissioners of the poll wanted

    I stopped answering these opinion surveys years ago when I was asked a question by a pollster that was extremely vague; she asked the question and when I answered that I couldn’t answer because of it’s vagueness she said she would just enter a particular answer. When I objected, she said my answer didn’t matter anyway, and walked off.

    1. That’s slanderous. For the record, I ain’t no:

      Jew Baiter, Anti-Semite or Racist Bigot.

      Name-calling destroys your argument.

  15. Brucie babes

    I’m just emulating you with the name calling and insults

    As far as Jew Baiting goes, just look at some of your past posts to see how much baiting of Jews you have done.

  16. Brucie babes

    Insulting Rabbi Sacks and other Jews you disagree with is Jew Baiting.

    And what sect of Judaism has allowed you to be a Rabbi with your mockery and diminution of the Holocaust and your crass insults towards Jews you disagree with

    Is this the Beth Springfield Shul that featured in the Simpsons cartoon ???

    1. Calm down dear.

      It’s not the same sect of Judaism as your idol, “Rabbi” Meir Kahane.

  17. Michael

    If you have a problem with David and his blog, take yourself and your inane, mindless and mostly incoherent commentary somewhere else

    Your commentary on David is using Antisemitic canards of Jews only doing things for money and always with malign intention. And you repeat this same post over and over again.
    You problem with Israel and Jews is becoming very apparent

  18. Michael

    My comprehension is perfect.
    The issue is your playing with Antisemitic canards of Jews always doing things for money with.
    malign intent

    Your commentary is exposing you as someone who has issues with Jews.

    If you have trouble with David and his fellow Jews you can always justy leave. I doubt anyone will miss your incoherent, mindless commentary

    1. I never claimed to idolize Herr Schicklgruber. But only a Dick like you would brag of having Kahane as an “uncle.”

  19. Brucie babes (the pretend rabbi)

    Darling, you were the first to bring up uncle Meir, and I was the first to bring up your idol, uncle Adolf.

    If you want to play stupid, so can anyone else.

    And don’t complain about being called names if you don’t want to have names attached to you.

    As the meerkats say!!! SEEMPLE

  20. I’ll humble myself and admit I’ll get great joy from seeing ‘your kind’ disappear into the furnace of history.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to lead my congregation and pray.

  21. Brucie babes (the pretend rabbi)

    Threats, threats, threats. I’m quaking in my boots. The pretend rabbi is threatening me. Oh dear! I’d better run to…………..for solace and protection ?????

    Incidentally what is ‘my kind of people’

    Dearie, dearie me. And he claims he’s a rabbi

  22. Brucie Brucie (the pretend rabbi)

    Playing with Holocaust denial/diminution/denigration again. And you try to call yourself a Rabbi.

    Now it’s Jews “disappearing into the furnace of history”.

    It was tattoos previously; and lampshades and soaps; and questioning the amount of Jews murdered by the Nazi’s.

    Well at least darling Brucie, you are not alone.
    You are joined by the self confessed Jew Baiting Holocaust Denying Antisemitic Racist Bigot, the great and mighty Charles. You do make a well matched pair.

    Incidentally dearest Brucie, you haven’t commented on the UAE and Bahrain establishing diplomatic relations with Israel. Did it make you choke on your bacon and eggs. Or were just sick in the toilet without any assistance ????????

    1. Will make this simple.

      “Your kind” = Zios.

      My kind = Jews.

      Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to lead “my kind” in prayer.

  23. Brucie (the pretend rabbi) Levy

    Zionism has been part of Judaism since the exile began


    The Jewish yearning to return home.

    But I suppose for jews who denigrate and minimize the Holocaust, being an assimilated ‘jew’ in the galut is the ultimate goal; and you fit this role

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