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UWO rejects pressure from Israeli lobby group over UN special rapporteur

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UN Watch, a pro-Israel lobby group based in Geneva has attacked the University of Western Ontario for providing office support to law professor Michael Lynk, who was named two years ago by the UN as a Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories. Western’s president has refused to back down. Read more… (more…)

Canada-Palestine Friendship group re-established on Parliament Hill

The Canada-Palestine Parliamentary Friendship Group (CPPFG) has been reconstituted on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  It will be chaired by Liberal MP Marwan Tabbara (l). Its two vice chairs are NDP member Alexandre Boulerice (top right) and Bloc Quebecois MP Mario Beaulieu (bottom right). Green Party leader Elizabeth May is also a member. Read more.

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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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