Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

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

May 15, 2018

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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.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-on-israel-trudeau-is-harpers-pupil/

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.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/canada-silence-israel-crimes-isn-surprising-180508103518790.html

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.

 

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2018/04/when-it-comes-palestine-many-canadian-politicians-are-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.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/canadian-mps-take-lobby-sponsored-trips-israel/237895/

Canada avoids criticizing Trump over Jerusalem provocation

December 14, 2017

Canada’s Liberal government has stood almost alone among Washington’s western allies in refusing to condemn President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/13/catr-d13.html

Canada’s Silence On Illegal Israeli Settlements Is Acquiescence

September 6, 2016

Last week, the world was informed of yet another expansion of Israeli “settlements” by the Netanyahu government. Israel announced plans for 285 new units in the West Bank, and the retroactive approval of 178 units that were built in the 1980s. Part of an ongoing series of announcements, Israel has now advanced plans for 1,700 new units since July 1.

The UN Mideast Envoy, Nicolay Mladenov, was incensed. “Israeli settlements in occupied territory have no legal validity and are an obstruction to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East.”

And the response from Canada and its federal political parties: silence.

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/thomas-woodley/west-bank-settlements_b_11849304.html

Canada’s Green Party Adopts Israel BDS Into Its Platform

August 10, 2016

TORONTO, Canada – The Green Party of Canada has adopted a policy of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel into its official platform after a hard-fought resolution successfully passed at the party’s annual convention over the weekend.

Canada’s Green Party Adopts Israel BDS Into Its Platform

How York University should respond to a Zionist donor’s blackmail

January 31, 2016

Paul Bronfman, a Canadian film industry bigwig and nephew of late World Jewish Congress leader (and corporate bigwig) Edgar Bronfman, recently made headlines by throwing a temper-tantrum about a mural at York University in Toronto.

The mural at the York University Student Centre, by artist Ahmad Al Abid, shows a Palestinian, stone cupped behind his back, watching an Israeli bulldozer raze olive trees. If it befuddles you why something so innocuous could cause such consternation, then you are not alone.

Israel undeniably razes olive trees. It often uses bulldozers to enforce a brutal military occupation. It evinces no respect for Palestine’s natural environment. And stones have long been Palestinian symbols of defiance and resistance.

It’s clear that the imagery of defiance and resistance inspires Bronfman’s histrionics – and his decision to withdraw his donations to the university.

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/steven-salaita/how-york-university-should-respond-zionist-donors-blackmail

Erasing Palestinians from Their Homeland

December 24, 2015

The big lie is a propaganda technique generally employed when telling the truth would be unfavorable to your side. It goes like this: never admit doing any wrong and instead always insist on a story that portrays your side as the good guys. What really happened is irrelevant. The key is repetition. Do it often enough and loudly enough until most people believe you.

While the big lie is most often associated with authoritarian governments, its use is actually quite widespread. For example, the Montreal Gazette recently published a front page article claiming Jewish students at Concordia University were “feeling like the target of a hate campaign.” The reason cited, as far as this writer can tell, was simply that many students were standing in solidarity with Palestinians.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/12/erasing-palestinians-from-their-homeland/