Month: April 2014

Trudeau assures lobby there is an “all party consensus” in Ottawa on Israel. How do we deal with it?

Harper and Baird are so extreme on the Israel/Palestine question that it is relatively easy to get decent people angry or dismissive of them.

However, the uncomfortable reality is that there is an all-party consensus in Canada to support Israel, almost unconditionally.

Is the United States starting to distance itself from Israel?

A remarkable article, entitled “Stand Firm, John Kerry”, signed by several very senior US officials, including Zbegniew Brezinski (former National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter), has been circulated widely.

Subtitled “Its time for the secretary of State to insist on America’s position on Middle East peace”, it is the sharpest criticism of Israel from high US sources in recent years.