Israel

United Church minister calls on Trudeau and Champagne to reconsider their accusation that boycotting Israel is “anti-Semitic”.

steven berube minister

Reverend Steve Berube of St-Paul’s United Church in Riverview, NB. has been in Palestine several times. In 2018, he frequently visited Ofer Prison where Palestinian children are tried in Israeli courts. He also visited hospitals where other children are being treated as a result of injuries inflicted by Israeli police or military forces. In a painful personal letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Champagne, he explains why boycotting Israel has nothing to do with anti-Semitism and everything to do with human rights. Read his letter (reproduced with permission) here. ….

(more…)

Trump knew his “Deal of the Century” had to be rejected by Palestinians. So what was he thinking?

abbas and map

“A thousand times NO!!”, Mahmoud Abbas is reported to have said in response to¬† Trump’s “Deal of the Century”. Trump and Kushner knew of course, that no Palestinian could accept the “deal” as being fair or honest. But Trump is not stupid. So what was his real objective? Read more… (more…)

Global Affairs Canada minister promises to “examine the details” of Trump’s “Deal of the Century”- CTIP offers him a 10 point summary

 

francois_philippe_champagne

Canada’s new Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne made a very cautious statement about Trump’s “Deal of the Century”. He avoided referring to it as a “peace” plan, or to its claim that the deal would create a Palestinian State. He said he would “examine the details”. For the minister’s benefit, CTIP offers a quick summary of the plan… Read more.. (more…)

Governor-General Payette in Auschwitz to commemorate liberation of largest Nazi death camp – “Never again”

Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette visited the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp in Poland on the 75th anniversary of its liberation by Soviet forces. She also met with a small number of Holocaust survivors. The memory of the horrors of the Holocaust still haunts Jews around the world, including Canadian Jews. It also continues to fuel the idea of a “Jewish State” and its consequent dispossession and oppression of the Palestinians. “We are the victims of victims”, said Palestinian intellectual and author Edward Said. Read more…. (more…)

Tarek Loubani and Alex Neve get standing ovation from enthusiastic Ottawa crowd

neve crowd

Dr. Tarek Loubani entranced a sell-out crowd of about 300 in Ottawa on January 14th with his graphic descriptions of working as an emergency doctor in Gaza under fire from Israeli army snipers. Prior to Loubani’s presentation, Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada called for an end to the blockade of Gaza and for banning the sale of weapons to Israel. Read more. (more…)