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Harper's Palestine Move Angered Canadians

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The prime minister’s staunch pro-Israel stance may be winning favour with the Jewish community, but it does not sit well with most Canadi...

Baird, Palestinian Leaders Talk Peace, Development

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada Politics

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird left no doubt Saturday that Canada and Palestinian leaders remained far apart on a number of issues, but after a s...

No Promises To Renew Aid To Palestinians

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will be arriving in the Middle East today for a 10 day visit.He'll start in Jordan where he`ll meet this ...

Ex-Pink Floyd Singer Wants Musicians To Boycott Israel

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Music

Roger Waters is asking other musicians to boycott performing in Israel in his ongoing support for the international solidarity movement for Palestine....

Who Owns Jerusalem According to International Law?

Mike Fegelman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

True to form of Israel's detractors, the Toronto Star published a commentary this month which engaged in historical revisionism and outright lies by claiming that Israel has no legal claim to Jerusalem and areas of the West Bank, called until a few decades ago "Judea and Samaria", and now referred to by writer Carol Trainor as "occupied territories."

Why Israel's Netanyahu Must Go

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

There's no doubt the Israeli Prime Minister's apparent eagerness for a fight was a contributing factor, and, moreover, that he is unwilling to make the hard sacrifice necessary for peace. Namely, accepting a Palestinian state on Israeli land traded for peace.

Harry Fear Has a Message for Canadians

Amy MacPherson | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Amy MacPherson

He graced our television sets with live reports from the most recent conflict between Palestine and Israel. Now that a ceasefire has been reached, British filmmaker and human rights advocate, Harry Fear, has embarked on a world talking tour. He arrived in Toronto Monday.

Don't Bar Palestine From the International Criminal Court

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

One of the most interesting fallouts from the recent Palestinian victory at the United Nations is the spotlight on the International Criminal Court. Many view the prospect of Palestinian membership in the ICC, which it is now entitled to seek, as unleashing a Pandora's box of "lawfare." This premise is based on a flawed understanding of how the Court functions.

Half Of Us Would Prefer They Butt Out

CBC | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Politics

Nearly half of Canadians polled would prefer the federal government be neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, a new poll sug...

Will Canada Cut Off Palestine?

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government pledged Tuesday night to preserve hundreds of millions of dollars in Canadian humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.The ...

How Was Canada Knocked Off the International Stage?

Glen Pearson | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

General Romeo Dallaire was in London, Ontario a couple of weeks ago speaking to a varied audience about Canada's dwindling international presence. Perhaps nowhere was that decline so clearly obvious as in Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's speech to the UN General Assembly and its vote on Palestinian recognition.

Canada Refuses To Join U.S. In Condemning Israeli Settlement Plan

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada stood apart Monday from some major allies, the U.S. included, in refusing to condemn Israeli plans for new settlements in areas claime...

Media Bites: Will Electoral Reform Ever Be Sexy?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.01.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg And now, like the nation of bored teenage babysitters we are, it's time to check in on the Liberal leadership race -- if only to make sure no one's swallowed the scissors. At the National Post, Andrew Coyne also thinks there's much Liberal hay to be made with an aggressively pro-democratic agenda. But in his world, this involves championing the mummified issue that no one ever gets tired of hearing about -- electoral reform.

France And UK Summon Israeli Envoys

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada

PARIS - The French and British governments have summoned the Israeli ambassadors to protest the decision to approve 3,000 new homes on Israeli-occupie...

Bibi Calls Harper, Says Thanks For Palestinian Vote At UN

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Canada's vote at the United Nations this week against...

Canada Takes Action Over UN Vote On Palestine

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government will not cut diplomatic relations with the Palestinians in response to their newly won recognition from the United Nat...

Canada Threatens Retaliation As UN Votes For Palestinian Statehood

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird used the podium at the United Nations General Assembly to denounce the world body Thursday for its "utter...

Harper: Canada To Vote Against Palestinian Statehood Bid

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada affirmed its steadfast opposition to Thursday's vote at the United Nations to confer statehood on Palestine, saying it would not suppo...

Remember 'A Threat To Israel Is A Threat To Canada?'

CP | Murray Brewster and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The rain of rockets, and talk of an Israeli military incursion into Gaza, presents the Harper government with the first significant test of i...

My Country is Under Attack. Do You Care?

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada
Arsen Ostrovsky

I'm angry. You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza. Can you imagine if even one rocket was fired on Washington, London, Paris or Moscow? No nation on earth can, or should, tolerate such attacks on its people. I'm angry that there is someone out there who does not know me and has never met me, yet still wants to kill me -- for no other reason than being Israeli. No, I am not angry. I am outraged.

Released

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics

JERUSALEM - A former New Democrat MP who was arrested on board a ship intercepted while travelling to Gaza has been released from Israeli custody.Jim ...

To Serve and Protect Hate-Mongers?

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Why on earth would police put handcuffs on a man walking a large dog at a Queen's Park rally of something called Al-Quds Day? Neither Cupcake, nor Einstoss, were intent on provoking trouble at the Muslim rally which over the years it's increasingly become a "hate Israel" outpouring. Aside from the fact that Einstoss was merely walking his dog, for cops to side with protestors over those they see as counter-protestors, is a violation of everything the police should stand for. Peace at any price is bad value in a democracy.

Romney Got The Palestinians Right, at Least

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

Call it what you want -- bald-faced pandering to rich Jewish donors and pro-Israel voters (a lot of whom, by the way, aren't actually Jews), or even racist, which is how the Palestinian government's Saeb Erakat termed it -- but the Republican candidate's comment during a speech in Jerusalem about the primacy of Israeli culture as compared to Palestinian culture was a fair point.

The Unsettling New Settlement News

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

The settlements may have just gone too far. It's time for North America's Jewish communities to finally realize what a toll the settlements are taking on Israel's moral, legal and practical realities and the extent to which they threaten a just peace and two-state solution between Israel/Palestine.

During the Opening Ceremonies, I'll be Remembering Munich's Victims

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

2012-07-25-olympicbanner.pngIn 1972, 11 athletes representing Israel in the Olympics were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics. The family members of these victims have asked the International Olympic Committee to mark the 40th anniversary of their death with a minute of silence. Their request has been rejected. The Olympics cannot be a source of peace and unity to the world if the IOC blatantly disrespects the memories of the murdered Israeli athletes.