A few months ago, the UN security council unanimously condemned ALL of Israel’s settlements in the West Bank (including in East Jerusalem) as flagrant violations of international law. So far Canada has done nothing about it. But a new survey shows that Canadians think Canada should apply sanctions on Israel. Read more.
In an open letter, United Church Moderator Jordan Cantwell urges the Canadian government to publicly denounce Israel’s recent move to “regularize” illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. read more.. (more…)
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.
Prime Minister Trudeau has established a special 8 member team to shepherd Canada’s bid to become a member of the elite UN Security council. But analysts say Canada’s membership is not a slam-dunk. One big obstacle – our policy of defending Israel from international criticism. Read more.
Remembered as an ardent defender of the Palestinian cause and the French language, Marcel Prud’homme, Quebec MP and former senator, dead at 82. Read more. (more…)