New Democratic Party purges candidates over pro-Palestine positions in lead up to Canadian elections

Successive governments have carried on this tradition of one-sided support, although often under the pretense of “peacekeeping” and being a “honest broker”. Fast forward to the last decade, which has brought the Conservative government into power under PM Stephen Harper, famous for such comments as “Through Fire and Water, Canada will Stand with You” made during his speech to the Israeli Knesset in January, 2014. Harper has crafted a policy of zero tolerance for everything Palestinian, from BDS to funding for UNRWA, and also upped the ante by trying to make any criticism of Israeli policies “illegal” – See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/democratic-candidates-positions#sthash.D5vx4afo.dpuf

http://mondoweiss.net/2015/08/democratic-candidates-positions

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