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…)
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.
Exciting new voices are starting to be heard in the Canadian Jewish community. Saying they are tired of being excluded from expressing their views by the Jewish establishment, young Canadian Jews are turning to other media. Treyf Podcast is one of them. Learn more… (more…)
What started as a simple complaint over appropriate labelling of wines from the West Bank now threatens to open up a wider debate over the Canada Israel Free Trade Agreement itself. Read more… (more…)
These two kosher wines are both sold by the Ontario liquor stores (LCBO). But buying or drinking the Ricanati Chardonnay on the left would be unacceptable to those who support the worldwide movement to boycott Israel, called the BDS movement. The Tzafona Riesling on the right, would be perfectly acceptable, however. What’s the difference? Read more. (more…)