Conflict

A recent election reveals four interesting paradoxes about Israel

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Israeli President Reuvin Rivlin will decide whether Benjamin Netanyahu (r) gets to form a new Likud government, or if that privilege will go to Benny Ganz (l), Netanyahu’s former top general and leader of the “Blue and White” party. The election revealed some interesting paradoxes about Israel. Read more.

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In memoriam: Michael Shenstone, Canadian diplomat, man of integrity, friend and advocate for the Palestinian people

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Retired Canadian diplomat Michael Shenstone at home in Ottawa, March 2015. He died peacefully on September 9, 2019, in Toronto. He was 91. His diplomatic careerĀ  began in Lebanon in 1954, only 6 years after the creation of the State of Israel. “I visited many refugee camps. It was clear that something terrible, and terribly unfair, had happened to the Palestinians,” he told me. Read more. (more…)

Palestinian American author Noura Erekat to do 3 city Canadian speaking tour in September

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Well-known Palestinian American academic lawyer and author Noura Erekat will be making a 3 city speaking tour in Canada in September. She is a frequent commentator on CNN and elsewhere. Her tour is organized by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). She has been very critical of the “peace process” and the so-called two state solution. Read more.

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“This is what fascism looks like” – say Canadians watching Jewish fanatics and Israeli soldiers on Jerusalem Day

 

Jewish Canadian David Kattenburg was appalled as he watched right wing nationalist Israeli fanatics (left) sing and wave Israeli flags in front of the Damascus Gate (in occupied Palestinian Territory) a few days ago. On the same day, another Canadian, this oneĀ of Palestinian origin, watched Israeli police storm into the Al Aqsa mosque using tear gas to disperse Muslim worshippers. “This is what fascism looks like”, said Kattenberg. Read more and see videos.

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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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