Two of the major pro-Israel lobby groups have lashed out at a recent survey which shows that a surprising number of Canadian Jews have very ambivalent feelings about Israel. They attacked the sponsoring organizations, the survey methodology and the author. But they did not attack the findings. Read more….
Dr. Nadia Abu-Zahra, speaks to over 100 academics, public servants and representatives of Canadian civil society who met in Ottawa on February 22 at a day-long “Canada and Palestine” symposium. Organizers see it as the “launch of an ongoing, pluralistic” discussion on the issue of Canada and Palestine. Read more…
All lobbyists in Canada must file an annual report with the Commissioner of Lobbying indicating WHO they lobbied and WHAT they lobbied about. The report filed from the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs shows the breadth of its concerns and the strengths of its contacts with the Liberal Party and senior government officials. Read more…(more…)
Prime Minister Trudeau and Foreign Minister Freeland have been talking a lot recently about Canada’s adherence to the “rule of law”. Guest columnist David Kattenberg points out that Trudeau’s government is quite selective about when to apply “rule of law”. Read more…(more…)
Peter Larson regularly visits Israel/Palestine. Top left: in conversation with Canada’s Ambassador to Israel Deborah Lyons. Top right: visiting the site on the Jordan River where John baptized Christ. Bottom: discussing with University students in Gaza. A new session of his popular course in the Learning in Retirement program at Carleton University begins March 13. Registration opens on February 12 @ 9 a.m. Read more.(more…)