Author: Peter Larson

Palestinian member of Israeli Knesset proposes new “basic law” for Israel inspired by Canadian multiculturalism

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Dr. Yousef Jabareen is an elected Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset (or Parliament). He visited Canada in 2016 to better understand Canada’s approach to minority issues. He has proposed a new “basic law” for Israel, in part inspired by Canada’s policy of multiculturalism. Many Jewish Israeli MK’s are outraged by the idea of making all Israel’s citizens equal before the law. Read more. (more…)

“Is Ahed Tamimi really Palestinian?”

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Sixteen year old Ahed Tamimi became a poster girl for the new Palestinian resistance after she was videoed defending her brother and family by defiantly slapping an Israeli soldier on her family property in the West Bank in December.  Senior Israeli politicians argued to CBC that she is too “western looking” to really be Palestinian.  Read more.

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Canadian MPs line up to take free trips to Israel, courtesy of the lobby

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From Left to Right: Joël Godin (Cons.), Sharren Haskel, Ralph Jansen, Dr. Anat Berko, Yoel Hasson, Paul Lefebvre (Lib.), Alain Rayes (Cons.), Jean Rioux (Lib.) and Stephen Blaney (Cons.) in Israel. Every year dozens of Canadian Members of Parliament line up to take free trips to Israel, care of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) , a Canadian pro-Israel lobby group.  Read more…

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Israel blacklists 20 international NGOs that support BDS, but no Canadian organization makes the cut

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The Israeli government released a list of 20 international NGO’s from eight different countries whose members will no longer be permitted to enter Israel because of their support for the boycott of Israel, known as BDS. Despite active support for BDS however, no Canadian organization made the list. Read more… (more…)