Israel Palestine Conflict

Canada's Palestinian Refugee Aid Is Essential For Middle East Peace

Thomas Woodley | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Thomas Woodley

Canadians might find it disquieting to have members of parliament cry, "Shame!" when the government announces $20 million in aid for education and health. Yet this is exactly what happened when the Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced the restoration of Canadian humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees.

Why I, a Jewish Torontonian, Am Tweeting at Gazans

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Avrum Rosensweig

Hamas and Israel are at war and the land beneath their citizens' feet is crying. As it does, an incredible marvel -- while not entirely new-- is happening, and that is tweeting behind the lines. The idea that Palestinians and I, a Jewish community worker in Toronto in 2014, are bantering back and forth while bombs and missiles fall in Israel and Gaza is astounding.

Harper To Israel: We're With You

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated Canada’s support for Israel Wednesday in a conversation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.The...

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.

Can We Use Religion for Justice -- Not Evil?

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Would it have been possible to prevent human tragedies in the Middle East attacks this November if relations between Israel, its Arab neighbours and the larger Muslim world were driven by human dignity and justice rather than business and political interests?

To the Media, Building Settlements in Israel's a Crime

Michelle Whiteman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada
Michelle Whiteman

Official Palestinian incitement against Israel has been minimized or altogether ignored in the mainstream media. Instead, moral indignation and media condemnation has consistently been reserved for "settlements," the building of homes to accommodate an expanding Jewish population in Israel. Whatever one's opinion about the wisdom of building in disputed areas, the Oslo Accords do not prohibit Israel from building homes.

Take No Pride in These Gays

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Josh D. Scheinert

Toronto City Council has confirmed that the 2012 Pride Week will not be deprived of its funding despite the intention of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QAIA) to march in the parade.They have the right to march, so let them. When they march down Yonge Street, let all those in the crowds know that QAIA is about many things, but gay rights is not one of them.

Yes, I Can Support Israel and Be Liberal

Richard Marceau | Posted 06.27.2012 | Canada
Richard Marceau

Those self-styled liberals who accuse right-wingers of having "taken possession" of the word "Zionism" are trying to equate Liberalism with a one-sided criticism of Israel. As if to be a true liberal, one must basically put the blame solely on the Jewish State for the current situation in the Middle East. I refuse.

Post-Zionism Is Just Another Name for Israel Hatred

David Frum | Posted 05.18.2012 | Canada
David Frum

Those Jews who imagine that they can advance or even retain that self-respect by denigrating Israel -- or, worse, by appeasing those who seek to destroy Israel -- are making a terrible error. There is no "post-Zionism." There is only "anti-Zionism."

Israel Shakes Hands With the Devil

Avi Benlolo | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

Many Israelis are asking themselves how they could release so many Palestinians who carried out or were involved in violent terrorist activities. Would they return with a renewed vengeance? Will the release of one Israeli soldier result in future Israeli civilian and military casualties? Will more Israeli soldiers be kidnapped?