B’nai Brith Canada lobbyists convinced Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman to argue that American activist Linda Sarsour should not be allowed to speak at an event organized by the city’s Social Planning Council. B’nai Brith claimed she is anti-Semitic. But the Council stood its ground, Sarsour did not make anti-Semitic remarks, and the event was a huge success. See CTIP video interview with a member of Independent Jewish Voices Canada in Winnipeg about what we can learn from the experience. Read more.
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…)
Palestinian American Ali Abunimah told a capacity crowd at St. Paul University in Ottawa that Israel should be understood as a “settler-colonial” state, like Canada or South Africa. Abunimah believes that the only answer that would bring peace to the Israel/Palestine conflict is to recognize what has happened and move toward one democratic state with equal rights for all. A lively Q and A followed. See the video here….
The horrific massacre of Muslims by a self-described white supremacist in a mosque in New Zealand, has shocked the world. Some blame social media. Others point at lack of gun laws. But hate crimes by whites against non whites are happening around the world. CTIP makes a statement. Read more.
“The two state solution could never have worked,” claims Ali Abunimah in an exclusive interview with OFIP, “but now it is dead”. He has another solution to offer. Come to hear him speak in Ottawa on March 11th. Watch the interview …