Month: May 2017

Canadian human rights activist challenges NDP support for Zionist lobby groups

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NDP Foreign Affairs critic Hélène Laverdière accepted an expenses-paid invitation to speak last year at a Washington conference organized by AIPAC, the largest US pro-Israel (and anti Palestinian) lobby group. Canadian human rights activist Yves Engler asks why she would do this. He also asks NDP members hoping to take on the party leadership to dissociate themselves from this action. Read more…


CTIP wishes Ramadan greetings to Muslim Canadians


Canada Talks Israel Palestine is a secular organization. Our members include Jews, Christians, Muslims, other faiths and even non-believers.

For the next month, Muslims in Canada and elsewhere will be fasting from daybreak to sunset (especially difficult in the Canadian summer with its long days and short nights.)

We extend our Ramadan greetings to our Muslim Canadian members, to other Muslims across Canada (hoping they will become CTIP members some day) and to Muslims around the world.

CTIP is pleased to note that a number of Canadian politicians have issued similar statements, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who posted a short video Ramadan greeting.

To all our Muslim friends we say “Ramadan Mubarak” (translated, “Blessed Ramadan”).


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New Hamas charter “a significant step” – Patrick Martin, former G&M correspondent

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Exiled Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashaal, left, speaks during the unveiling of Hamas’ new charter in Doha, on May 1, 2017. Canadian media downplayed the announcement and the new charter. But does it represent a new direction for Hamas? Is it significant? Read more… (more…)