Mr. Blaney probably knows the Supreme Court would not uphold a charge of “hate crime’ against someone who promotes a boycott of Israeli goods as a protest against that country’s policies. But he faces an even bigger problem as well: The 3 BDS demands are actually supported by existing Canadian official policy.
Month: May 2015
Is the Catholic Church opening its heart to Palestinian suffering?
Canadian Bishop Lionel Gendron examines some of the extensive destruction of Gaza. “With the present blockade in place, the Gazans see no possibility for reconstruction,” he said later. Photo Credit: Carl Hétu
Canada opposes UN conference on nuclear disarmament in the Middle East
Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel (which has a nuclear arsenal) warns the UN about Iran (which doesn’t). Last week Canadian negotiators helped sabotage the idea of a nuclear arms ban in the middle east.
“When We Fled” Explores Palestinian-Canadians’ Stories of the Nakba
May 15th is designated Nakba Day by Palestinians. It commemorates the “catastrophe” that befell the Palestinian people as they were violently expelled from their homes and villages by Zionist militias in 1947/48. In remembrance, NECIP launches a video series documenting the stories of these victims. (more…)
Will FIFA suspend Israel from world soccer? Canada has still not decided how it will vote
The Canadian Soccer Association will have a say in whether Israel is given the “red card’ by FIFA’s Congress on May 29th. Read more on how this is likely to play out based on my recent conversation with the CSA General Secretary, Peter Montopoli. (more…)