Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

The weaponisation of antisemitism in Canada continues..

February 1, 2020

If we are to confront the reality Israeli apartheid, false charges of antisemitism cannot go unchallenged..

Canada’s Justin Trudeau’s Anti-Palestinism..

July 6, 2019

Is Justin Trudeau a racist? He and his government certainly accept and promote anti-Palestinianism. Two recent moves reaffirm his government’s pattern of blaming Palestinians for their dispossession and subjugation.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau’s Anti-Palestinism

Canada adopts Israel lobby’s contested definition of anti-Semitism..

June 30, 2019

Canada has announced that it will formally adopt a definition of anti-Semitism that could characterize Palestinian rights campaigning as anti-Jewish bigotry.

Anti-fascist except when they support Israel..

June 26, 2019

Canadian extreme right hate groups have figured out a way to gain mainstream acceptance: Support Israel.

While most of the world voted to label Zionism a form of racism in 1975, many self-declared antiracists in Canada today refuse to challenge far right extremists if they act in service of that European colonial and Jewish supremacist movement.

Anti-fascist except when they support Israel

Trudeau seriously out of step with Canadian attitudes towards Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights..

February 22, 2019

The PM’s response appeared to come straight from the playbook of Israel-affiliated lobby groups when he declared that the BDS call is anti-Semitic and that “Canadian values” dictate that it must be opposed. Indeed, even Trudeau’s language (“single out Israel,” “delegitimize and demonize”) directly references Israeli government talking points. Adhering to the “anti-Zionism equals anti-Semitism” position of the Israeli government and many pro-Israel Jewish organizations, the PM demonizes and potentially imperils the rights of those who care about and advocate for Palestinian self-determination and an end to violations of the rights of the indigenous population of Palestine.

Jagmeet Singh Calls For Investigation Into Israel As Trudeau And Scheer Silent

May 15, 2018

On Israel, Trudeau is Harper’s pupil

May 11, 2018

For all the talk about Mr. Trudeau wanting to re-establish Canada’s multilateralist and honest-broker bona fides, the evidence suggests he is our most unequivocally pro-Israel prime minister since, well, Stephen Harper. To be sure, Mr. Trudeau would never have added his name to the letter his Conservative predecessor signed this week declaring Mr. Trump “right about Iran.”But his policies on Israel closely track Mr. Harper’s, though without the snarky rhetoric attached.

Canada’s silence on Israel’s crimes isn’t surprising

May 8, 2018

Canada has always been silent when Israel decides to kill as many Palestinians as it wants to, for any reason.

When it comes to Palestine, many Canadian politicians are silent..

April 6, 2018

Even our Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland — whose spokesperson explained her silence on the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem with the reason, “The minister does not make statements about world events before they happen” — didn’t say a word about the killing of 17 Palestinians by the Israeli army.

However, Minister Freeland was eloquent in speaking out about the expulsion of four Russian diplomats from Canada, because of the alleged Russian poisoning of an ex-Russian agent and his daughter in Britain. There is not an investigation into the poisonings yet, no report yet and still she was quick to take strong actions and words. But on the killing of Palestinians, despite the flagrant casualties, the pictures on social media, the dead bodies shot by the bullets, the denouncing of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, she kept silent.

Canadian MPs Take Lobby-Sponsored Trips to Israel

February 22, 2018

These trips are not designed to assist Canada’s elected representatives better understand the issues facing the Middle East; they are merely gifts to government officials, and sometimes to their families, to create both a pro-Israel bias and feeling of indebtedness on the part of the officials.