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What’s behind the Trudeau government’s new phrasing that Canada is “a friend of Israel” and “a friend of the Palestinian people”?

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In diplomacy, words matter. After saying for years that Canada was an “ally” of Israel, that terminology was quietly dropped last month. We now say¬†Canada is a “friend of Israel, and a friend to the Palestinian people”. That sounds balanced. CTIP’s research department has discovered some of the ways Canada puts that apparently “balanced” statement into practice. Read more…

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Who’s telling the truth about the Gaza protests?: “Honest Reporting Canada” or UN rapporteur Michael Lynk

 

 

The reports about what is happening at the Palestinian “Right of Return” march in Gaza could not be more contradictory. UN rapporteur Michael Lynk (left) says Israeli soldiers are firing on peaceful demonstrators. Mike Fegelman, (right) CEO of “Honest Reporting Canada” says it is Hamas who is committing war crimes by using a riot to hide armed terrorists. Who to believe? CTIP has just returned from a week in Gaza. Here is what we saw at the 4th weekly demonstration which was held on April 27…. (more…)

April fools!! Global Affairs Minister Freeland harshly condemns Israel’s use of excessive force in Gaza against peaceful demonstrators

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Global Affairs Minister Freeland is known for her principled and courageous stands on human rights. Over the weekend, she was characteristically frank about Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians and demanded an immediate investigation. Read more…

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Liberal Jews wrestle uncomfortably with Zionism, Antisemitism and the Occupation

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Carleton University Professor Mira Sucharov was in Toronto recently at the invitation of the JSpace Canada to speak to a group of liberal (and some not so liberal) Jews about issues facing them. Here is a special report on what she said and how the audience reacted, by CTIP guest columnist Robert Massoud. Read more..

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Open invitation to PC leader Andrew Scheer: come to our public meeting on March 22 to learn more about Jerusalem

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New PC leader Andrew Scheer recently announced he supports Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He said that if he were elected, he would also consider moving Canada’s embassy there. A few days ago, we sent a letter to Mr. Scheer inviting him to our public meeting in Ottawa on March 22 to discuss his decision. We are waiting for an answer. Read more.

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