What did the Green Party decide about Israel/Palestine at its Calgary convention?

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About 300 members of the Green Party of Canada (GPC) met in Calgary on Dec. 3/4 at a special general convention. The main objective was to review a controversial motion adopted last August to support BDS, the movement to boycott Israel. But now there are contradictory reports about what was decided in Calgary. Was it a step forward, or a step back? What really happened? Read more. (more…)

CTIP history Quiz – test your knowledge of Palestinian, Israeli and Canadian history

un-partition-1947Sixty nine years ago, on November 29th, 1947, the UN took a dramatic decision to “partition” historic Palestine into a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State”. The vote would have historic and tragic consequences that still shape our world. What do you know about that decision and Canada’s role in it? Here’s a test.  (more…)

Pro-Israel lobby groups attack Liberals over resumption of UNRWA funding

 

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UNRWA (the UN’s relief agency for Palestinian refugees) runs schools and medical clinics for millions of Palestinians. Prime Minister Harper cut off Canada’s financial contribution in 2012. Mr. Trudeau just reinstated it. The Israel lobby is angry and wants it reversed. Read more… (more…)

The boycott of Israel: interview with Tom Woodley, President of CJPME

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Tom Woodley, President of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) points to a “boycott” sticker. He has been one of the most prominent Canadian promoters of the movement to boycott Israel (BDS). In a video interview, Woodley reflects on how the BDS movement is developing in Canada. Read more. (more…)