USA Politics

Are the Trudeau Liberals “Two-Faced” on Israel/Palestine?- Guest column

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At the recent NATO summit, US president Trump called Canadian prime minister Trudeau “two-faced” for gossiping about him behind his back. That was certainly mean and rude. But guest columnist Grafton Ross argues that it might be an accurate description of the Trudeau Liberal policy towards Israel/Palestine. Read more… (more…)

Does “freedom of speech” include the right to promote a boycott of Israel – or not? A US debate heats up

 

 

From California grapes to South African oranges to Montgomery’s buses – boycotts are a respected tradition in America as a non violent way to promote change. The right to promote a boycott is protected by the US constitution which protects freedom of speech. But what about BDS – the movement to boycott Israel? Attempts to make it illegal have prompted a growing debate in the US over freedom of speech. Read more. (more…)

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…)

What is the future of Jerusalem? Israeli capital? Palestinian capital? Both? Divided? Undivided?

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At the December 21 meeting of the UN General Assembly, a motion critical of Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel was  overwhelmingly accepted. CTIP invites you to a public information meeting on the history, current situation and possible future of one of the world’s holiest cities…. 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…)