Political Prisoners

Rearrest of Israeli whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu “shameful and vindictive”: Canadian Anglican priest


Mordecai Vanunu shocked the world (and the Israeli government) in 1986 when he revealed that Israel was secretly building an atomic bomb. He spent 18 years in an Israeli prison, 11 of them in solitary confinement. The Israeli government has just laid new charges against him. A Canadian priest who knows Vanunu speaks about the issue. Read more.


OK Mr. Harper – I give up! I will stop singling out Israel for special criticism

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“Of course, criticism of Israeli government policy is not in and of itself necessarily anti-Semitic. But what else can we call criticism that selectively condemns only the Jewish state (…). This is the face of the new anti-Semitism. It targets the Jewish people by targeting Israel.”

– Stephen Harper, Israeli Knesset, January 20th 2014

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“Canada has taken a zero-tolerance approach to anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination (…) towards Israel, and attempts to delegitimize Israel such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.”

– Stephen Blaney, UN General Assembly, January 22, 2015

Mr. Harper and many of his ministers have repeatedly threatened those who “single out” Israel for criticism. It feels like a campaign of intimidation. OK I give up! I will stop doing it. Read why (and how…)  (more…)

Palestine joins the ICC – what does it mean? An interview with fmr Ambassador Peggy Mason


Palestine has now joined the International Criminal Court. What does it mean? Will Netanyahu be dragged into court in the Hague?  Or is it purely a propaganda move by the Palestinian Authority? We asked Peggy Mason, President of the Rideau Institute, and former Canadian Ambassador for disarmament. She was helped by legal research assistant Leigh McCarroll. Read more