Conflict

Canadian human rights activist challenges NDP support for Zionist lobby groups

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NDP Foreign Affairs critic Hélène Laverdière accepted an expenses-paid invitation to speak last year at a Washington conference organized by AIPAC, the largest US pro-Israel (and anti Palestinian) lobby group. Canadian human rights activist Yves Engler asks why she would do this. He also asks NDP members hoping to take on the party leadership to dissociate themselves from this action. Read more…

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New Hamas charter “a significant step” – Patrick Martin, former G&M correspondent

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Exiled Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Mashaal, left, speaks during the unveiling of Hamas’ new charter in Doha, on May 1, 2017. Canadian media downplayed the announcement and the new charter. But does it represent a new direction for Hamas? Is it significant? Read more… (more…)

Why has Israel arrested the leading spokesperson for the BDS movement?

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Omar Barghouti, (front row, light jacket) is one of the founders of the movement to boycott Israel for its abuses of Palestinian human rights (BDS). Here he is meeting with a group of Canadians in Ramallah in 2015. He was arrested last week by Israeli authorities. Read more… (more…)

Canada appears more interested in supporting a “2 state solution” than in defending Palestinian human rights

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Canada’s new Minister of Global Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, has finally spoken out about Israel – well sort of. Despite many recent Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights both in the occupied territories and inside Israel itself, a recent announcement seems to show her main preoccupation lies with promoting an increasingly improbable two state solution. Read more.

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Green Party of Canada ratifies motion to increase pressure on Israel

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The Green Party of Canada (GPC) has announced that a motion adopted in convention last December to increase pressure on Israel for its violations of international law has been ratified by an on-line vote conducted among its general membership. It now stands as GPC policy. Read more…

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