That UN Security Council resolution harshly criticizing Israel’s settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has revealed sharp divisions among Canadian Zionists. Read more.
In addition to causing a major public relations disaster for Mr. Netanyahu, and a series of potential political problems for Mr. Trudeau, the UN vote has also prompted a more open vigorous debate about Israel/Palestine among Jewish Canadians.
It isn’t surprising that anti-Zionist Jewish organizations, like Independent Jewish Voices Canada have “applauded” the UN Resolution.
But the vote has also prompted a great deal of debate within the Zionist Canadian community. Some fiercely and indignantly denounce the UN. But others are a lot more nuanced and some are openly critical of the Israeli government. Take a look.
Here’s the Jewish establishment view…
“A TERRIBLE MISTAKE AT THE UNITED NATIONS LAST WEEK”
“KERRY AND OBAMA MAKE U.S. COMPLICIT IN PALESTINIAN HYPOCRISY”
“PALESTINIAN REJECTIONISM REMAINS CORE BARRIER TO PEACE”
But here are some liberal Zionist views…
“JOHN KERRY IS (MOSTLY) RIGHT ABOUT THE SETTLEMENTS”
“ISRAEL (SHOULD) EMBRACE UNSC RESOLUTION”
“KERRY’S SPEECH RAISES TROUBLING QUESTIONS ABOUT ISRAEL”
(Sucharov’s contribution, published in Canadian Jewish News, was of particular note because she even raised a subject that remains almost completely taboo for Zionists – the issue of the Palestinian refugees.)
Will the divisions continue to widen?
“I don’t know about you, but I’m frustrated.. [The UN vote and the Kerry speech] risk dividing our own community. ..polarizing this issue along political lines.”
“Raise the issue, but lower the temperature”
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