Israel blacklists 20 international NGOs that support BDS, but no Canadian organization makes the cut

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The Israeli government released a list of 20 international NGO’s from eight different countries whose members will no longer be permitted to enter Israel because of their support for the boycott of Israel, known as BDS. Despite active support for BDS however, no Canadian organization made the list. Read more… (more…)

A few days before Christmas, the world gives a present to the Palestinian people

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After being vetoed by the US at the National Security Council, a motion to oppose member states putting their embassies in Jerusalem was taken to the General Assembly on December 21. It was overwhelmingly accepted (although Canada abstained). The voting pattern, and what was said, revealed a lot about what the world thinks about Palestine, Israel and Donald Trump. Read more….¬† (more…)

Under foreign and domestic pressure, Canada reluctantly joins international consensus opposing Trump’s decision on Jerusalem


Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced on Dec 6th that Canada would not be following the US lead in moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But she was very careful not to criticize¬†Donald Trump’s decision. Read more…. (more…)

Canada isolates itself (again this year) in multiple UN votes on Israel/Palestine

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Canada was one of only 7 countries defending Israel in the United Nations General Assembly last week. Canada voted with Israel, the USA and a handful of Pacific Island microstates to defend Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and opposing self determination for Palestinians. Read more…