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Canada, Israel and the “Rule of Law”

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Registration for Carleton adult ed course on Israel/Palestine begins February 12th

Peter Larson regularly visits Israel/Palestine. Top left: in conversation with Canada’s Ambassador to Israel Deborah Lyons. Top right: visiting the site on the Jordan River where John baptized¬†Christ. Bottom: discussing with University students in Gaza. A new session of his popular course in the Learning in Retirement program at Carleton University begins March 13. Registration opens on February 12 @ 9 a.m. Read more. (more…)

Explosive CBC article reveals JNF under audit by Revenue Canada

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An investigative report by CBC journalist Evan Dyer has discovered that The Jewish National Fund of Canada, one of the country’s long-established charities, has been the subject of a Canada Revenue Agency¬†audit over complaints it violated Canada’s tax rules. A petition is circulating demanding that JNF be stripped of charity status if the audit confirms the law has been broken. Read more. (more…)

Does “freedom of speech” include the right to promote a boycott of Israel – or not? A US debate heats up

 

 

From California grapes to South African oranges to Montgomery’s buses – boycotts are a respected tradition in America as a non violent way to promote change. The right to promote a boycott is protected by the US constitution which protects freedom of speech. But what about BDS – the movement to boycott Israel? Attempts to make it illegal have prompted a growing debate in the US over freedom of speech. Read more. (more…)

Death of Israeli literary icon provokes debate and introspection around the world

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Well known Israeli novelist Amos Oz, widely respected as a man of letters, is dead of cancer at 79. Many Israeli (and North American) Jews saw Oz as a “peace activist” because of his strong stand against the occupation. But others note he remained a committed Zionist who supported Israel’s creation and its continued existence as a Jewish state to the detriment of the Palestinians. Read more….

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