“The creation of Israel has been a settler colonial project since 1917”, Rashid Khalidi tells University of Waterloo crowd

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Professor Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University was the invited guest speaker at the first lecture organized by the Foundation for Palestinian Studies Fund of the University of Waterloo. He developed his argument that the creation of the State of Israel was a European colonial project aimed at transforming the land of Palestine into the land of Israel. Read more and watch the YouTube video of his presentation.

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At the UN General Assembly, Canada again demonstrates its “shared values” with Israel – by refusing to join the rest of the world in criticizing Israel’s illegal settlements

Ma’ale Adumim, an Israeli settlement with a population of 40,000 located in the West Bank. Israeli settlement construction continues at a fervid pace. A recent vote at the UN General Assembly shows that Canada is one of the few countries in the world that refuses to criticize Israeli crimes. Read more

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After the Israeli election, HonestReporting Canada in full damage control: “Israel is imperfect, like Canada”, it pleads

Mike Fegelman, Executive director HonestReporting Canada, an Israel advocacy organization, is in full damage control. After three successive reports by authoritative organizations alleging that Israel practices apartheid, and the election of the most far right Israeli government in recent history, Israel’s reputation is taking a hit in Canada. “Israel, like Canada, is an imperfect country”, Fegelman pleads in a recent op ed in the Hill Times. Of course, Canada IS imperfect, but it does not have overt racists in its government and has not been accused of apartheid by reputable organizations. Read more…

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