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Israeli Peace Activists Are Shocked By Harper's Visit Too

Ilan Baruch | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Ilan Baruch

The occupation contradicts the values and wishes of most Israelis. There is no need for incitement to drive a wedge of hate between Palestinians and Israelis. The policy of occupation and the behaviour of the settlers is enough. I condemn terrorism and incitement, but the truth must be said: some of us, Israelis, engage in incitement.

Why Canada's Approach to Iran Has Abandoned Any Sense of Realism

Bryan Gibson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Bryan Gibson

Taken overall, the Harper government's response to the Iranian deal is symptomatic of its wider foreign policy, which has abandoned any sense of realism. Instead of welcoming the accord as a major breakthrough and a potential chance to help stabilize the Middle East, Canada appears intent on mirroring Netanyahu's futile zero-sum, intensely hostile approach to Iran.

Did Netanyahu Pick the Wrong Poison?

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled his new coalition government Friday, the biggest revelation was that the ultra-Orthodox parties had been excluded after serving in nearly every government since the late-1970s. But if Netanyahu's new government is set to end the highway robbery of the ultra-Orthodox, it is opening the door to another, potentially more damaging, problem -- that of the settlers.

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.

Shimon Peres: The Man Who's Seen It All

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

In old age, Shimon Peres is more dove-like than hawkish. But when he spoke in Toronto, in early May to a sold-out crowd, we were in the presence of greatness. There was no question he would not answer. Little wonder why, he's one of the few to have seen it all in the Middle East.

Why an Israeli Coalition Government Now?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Netanyahu's proposed coalition government strikes some as ominous, others as encouraging. Some see it as Israel preparing to do something about Iran and its developing nuclear weapons, whereas others sees it as a tool to pass mandatory military service for all -- Ultra-Orthodox Jews included.

World Ends With a Bang Because of a Whimper

Peter Worthington | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The trouble is, the Iranian leadership is not Pakistani, nor Indian, nor like any other nuclear regime. If Iran has nuclear weapons, one can be assured that some terrorist organization will also get access to them. What if Hamas had an Iranian-made nuclear device?

What's at Stake in Recognizing a Jewish State?

Mira Sucharov | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

Simple game theory shows that the drive for perceived "fairness" in outcomes can leave players much worse off than they would otherwise be if they could swallow some of their pride.

Abbas Misses Another Opportunity

Avi Benlolo | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas missed an opportunity to gain the confidence of Israel and international Jewry by recognizing Israel as a Jewish state. Instead, Abbas achieved the exact opposite. He took every opportunity to defame Israel and label it a criminal state on the world stage.

Netanyahu Sought Harper's Backing At G8: Reports

Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2011 | Canada Politics

(CP) -- Stephen Harper's spokesman is denying a report that Israel's prime minister specifically asked Canada to thwart G8 support for a Palestinian s...

Isreali PM Pledges 'Painful Compromises' For Peace

Posted 08.04.2011 | Canada Politics

(CBC) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists he is willing to make "painful compromises" to reach a peace agreement with the Palestinians...