A controversial queer activist has been suspended from employment at the Toronto District School Board – for the second time – over his obsessive anti-Israel and antisemitic posts on X.
Javier DaVila, who calls himself a “queer Latinx award-winning educator” is an equity program advisor with the TDSB.
He announced on Twitter Monday that he’d been suspended “minutes” after he called out the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) for allegedly making up lies about what students from Marc Garneau Collegiate said at a rally last Friday.
According to now-deleted post from CIJA, one student cried, “Judah, Judah, you can’t hide” – Judah being a highly antisemitic term for Jew.
The activists insist he said, “Trudeau, Trudeau…”
But I listened to the recording several times and I heard “Judah.”
Davila is the same strident activist who was suspended and put under investigation in 2021 after he created and issued two highly virulent anti-Semitic manuals which, among other things, glorified terrorists and gave teachers instructions on how to teach students about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
I broke the story and as a result received much pushback from the unions that supported him.
The school board claimed at the time that they did not authorize or sanction his manuals and were also investigating his toxic tweets.
But he was returned to his duties a few months later with no consequences.
Like CUPE Ontario head Fred Hahn, Davila appears not to have any impulse control when it comes to dumping on Israel – no matter how much his outrageous tweets and comments come back to haunt him.
In fact, in this tweet from Wednesday morning, he appears to be goading the TDSB, even though he’s suspended:
This time Davila, who seems to perceive his role since the horrors of Oct. 7 as a facilitator of ongoing student protests and walkouts, was most miffed with the CIJA revelations and the idea that the TDSB didn’t dispute them.
He appeared at another walkout this past Monday in which he claimed hundreds of students from the same high school walked to “demand a ceasefire, to end Israel’s genocide and to protest TDSB’s silence.”
In response to his announcement about being suspended, a number of activists and radical Muslim sympathizers came on his Twitter feed expressing outrage. These included Nora Loreto, Dimitri Lascaris and Krishna Saravanamuttu.
But DaVila, who appears to consider himself a Freedom Fighter, was tweeting obsessively before and since his suspension.
Last weekend, he invited his queer friends to join the Queer and Trans CeasefireNOW contingent at one of the many pro-Palestinian protests that have occurred in Toronto’s downtown core.
He claimed that #Palestine is a queer issue because gays “resist genocide, settler colonialsim and apartheid.”
Fancying himself a martyr and a victim, he also tweeted that he’s been investigated many times, claiming he always got off scot-free.
My sources contend that is not true.
Davila, who is being represented by two lawyers who have defended antisemites in the past, has established a GoFundMe campaign to pay his legal bills against the B’nai Brith– similar to what the anti-Zionist owner of Foodbenders did.
Davila says he’s taking legal action against the “pro-Israel lobby group” B’nail Brith and its CEO Michael Mostyn for libeling him.
We’re told he has also filed a complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal claiming anti-Palestinian discrimination. He is not Palestinian.
Like many progressives who fancy themselves martyrs for the Palestinian cause. Davila blocked me on Twitter in 2021 and has refused to comment, choosing to get only accolades from those who trash Israel in a hateful echo chamber.