Author: Peter Larson

Michael Enright is right about the danger of anti-Semitism – but wrong about how to fight it

 

CBC’s Michael Enright (l) interviewed US professor Deborah Lipstadt (r) on March 30th about the rise of anti-Semitism and how to combat it. They were right to signal the danger, but their analysis is faulty and so is their solution, according to two OFIP members. Read more. (more…)

Progressive Jews launch open invitation to a “Liberation Seder” to honour the struggle for liberation of Palestinians

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At Passover Jewish families celebrate with a ritual family dinner called a “Seder” at which the story of the liberation of the ancient Hebrews from oppression in the land of Egypt is recited. A Hamilton Ontario Rabbi invites Jews and non-Jews to come to a Seder with a modern twist. Read more.

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APRIL FOOLS – In wake of damning UN report, Trudeau to lead Canadian fact-finding mission to Gaza – Netanyahu furious

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BFF in happier times: Trudeau (with Likud blue tie) and Netanyahu (with Liberal red one). But after reading the recent UN report on Israeli crimes in Gaza, Trudeau has decided to go to see for himself. Netanyahu’s foreign minister Yisrael Katz called the report “hostile, mendacious and biased”. But as usual, Trudeau is standing tall, proving once again – ‘Canada is back’. more…

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Church group calls on Minister Freeland to protect Palestinian children facing settler/IDF violence and collusion in Hebron

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These two Palestinian children died in a housefire in Hebron, in the Occupied West Bank after Israeli military prevented a Palestinian fire truck from crossing a checkpoint. A Canadian church group has written to the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister demanding that she act, and asking for a meeting. Read more…

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