UWO rejects pressure from Israeli lobby group over UN special rapporteur

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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…)

Canada-Palestine Friendship group re-established on Parliament Hill

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.

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Since it’s summer… let’s talk about wines

 

 

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…)