There is not a government on the planet today more supportive of Israel than Harper’s Canada. Israel Hayom, Israel’s largest circulation daily newspaper, said: “When he discusses the Palestinian issue, Baird sounds like he could have voted in this week’s Likud primaries.”
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It is clear to us that Mr. Fogel’s main concern and yours is not anti-Jewish hatred (anti-Semitism) but rather the defence of Israel. That is why you and your government do not differentiate between Zionism and Judaism; this is why Mr. Fogel insists that he is “someone who doesn’t see a difference”. This policy of equating Judaism with Zionism does in fact promote anti-Semitism and this is why we ask people of good will especially our Jewish brothers and sisters to challenge those who equate them.
The plain truth is that Western nations face no Islamic threat. Claiming one is a US-concocted lie. Authorities and media reports viciously spread it to justify state-sponsored terrorism against innocent victims like Mahboob and his family, including son Momin, now imprisoned for being Muslim at the wrong time in Canada.
(Toronto and Montreal, Aug 19, 2010) – Canada’s Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) got the message across last week that cutting off mail delivery to Gaza is another abusive measure intended to heighten the suffering and hardship of the besieged residents of the occupied strip. The Canadaian Boat to Gaza Campaign salutes the union and [...]
By Dr. Elias Akleh* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Canada had declared the issuance of a “Canada-Israel Diplomatic Relations” commemorative stamp to celebrate 60 years of relations between the two countries. This stamp will serve as a historical witness and reminder, for many future generations in the whole world, of the inhuman, unethical and immoral [...]
On April 14th, Canada will be issuing a “Canada-Israel Diplomatic Relations” commemorative stamp to celebrate 60 years of relations. In light of on-going occupation, policies of racial segregation and war-crimes against the Palestinian people, we ask what is there to celebrate? Please take a minute to send the following message to John Baird (firstname.lastname@example.org), the [...]
By Anait Brutian* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz “Deep down, I believe that a little anti-Semitism is a good thing for the Jews – reminds them who they are … Anti-Semitism means oppressing Jews even more than they deserve” (New York Times Magazine, February 12, 1995 p. 65). These comments were made by Jay Lefkowitz, [...]
By Alan Hart* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz I had to struggle with myself to decide which of two headlines was most appropriate for this article – the one above or “The hard core of lunatics are pulling up the drawbridge”. A Jewish friend in Canada drew my attention to an article in the Jewish [...]
As members of the Canadian and international film, culture and media arts communities, we are deeply disturbed by the Toronto International Film Festivalâ€™s decision to host a celebratory spotlight on Tel Aviv. We protest that TIFF, whether intentionally or not, has become complicit in the Israeli propaganda machine. In 2008, the Israeli government and Canadian [...]
Canada’s leaders swoon over Israel By ROSIE DIMANNO Have you hugged a Jew today? Couldn’t hurt, on any day, given some worrisome trends in Canada – though less here than in Europe – to demonize both Jews and Israel, particularly via the rubric of anti-Zionism, which anybody with half a brain recognizes for what it [...]
By Karin Friedemann Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayad has made a formal complaint to the Canadian government regarding the intention of Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum to collaborate with the Israel Antiquities Authority to host “Dead Sea Scrolls: Words that Changed the World” from June 27 to January 3, 2010. Palestinian Archaeological Department Director-General Hamdan [...]
How Those Who Kill Can Enter Canada While Those Who Save Lives Are Barred By Joshua Blakeney World renowned, award winning journalist John Pilger commented on George Galloway’s autobiography: “Galloway’s work has saved countless lives, particularly in Iraq”. This is an accurate statement about the record of the five-times elected British MP who was described [...]
This idiotic ban shames Canada:
Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper’s government publicly supported Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza and voted alone at the UN Human Rights Committee in defense of Israel’s actions three weeks ago. Now Canada has taken over Israeli diplomacy. Literally. In solidarity with Gaza, Venezuela expelled Israel’s ambassador at the start of the bombardment and then broke [...]
Quebec university profs & workers demand an academic boycott of Israel: We are a group of teachers and employees at Quebec colleges and universities who stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and with the people of Gaza who have suffered through the Israeli siege as targets of Israelâ€™s brutal military attack. It will take [...]
Kevin MacDonald – The Global Anti-Semitism Report: The organized Jewish community opposes free speech
It is something of an axiom of Jewish life that “Is it good for the Jews?” remains the litmus test of Jewish communal activity – in other words, interest over principles. A good example is free speech. There can be little doubt that the organized Jewish community sees free speech as a problem because it [...]
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently made outrageously ignorant comments on the plight of the Palestinian people. He claimed that criticism of and opposition to the Israeli policies of ethnic cleansing and apartheid against the Palestinian people amounted to “anti-Semitism.” “Unfortunately, Israel at 60 remains a country under threat – threatened by those groups and [...]
Another analysis about this story from Michael Ratner is President of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York. (He has taught at Yale Law School, lectured at Columbia Law School, and was President of the National Lawyers Guild.)
Image by: Carlos Latuff Couple of days ago, reuters had a story that said: “Canada places U.S. and Israel on torture watch list”. Today, the same story link was updated and replaced to say: “Canada takes U.S., Israel off torture watchlist“. The original story is no more available, but the magic of the internet always [...]
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