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The basis for this dangerous precedent is that the Israel FTA includes the illegally occupied West Bank as a place where Israel's custom laws apply.
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It would appear that the business interests of Israeli companies are given priority over Canadian consumers' right to information on the origin of goods.
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Ontario's LCBO has asked vendors to stop selling certain wines as a result.
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They "... are humiliated, terrorized, abused, insulted, evicted, demolished, confiscated, dispossessed, expropriated, beaten, wounded or killed by Goliath, and imprisoned, often in solitary confinemen...
Last week, the world was informed of yet another expansion of Israeli "settlements" by the Netanyahu government. Israel has now advanced plans for 1,700 new units since July 1. And the response from Canada and its federal political parties: silence.
The delegation of government officials as well as approximately 130 business, academic and research representatives is travelling to Israel and the West Bank.
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George Orwell stated, "Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Anything else is public relations." Unfortunately, most North American journalists have acted as PR reps for Israel's ongoing invasion in a variety of ways, some subtle, others explicit.
What have you heard about Burma, Tibet, Northern Cyprus? Even less than Syria, North Korea, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. Don't look. Pretend it's not happening-or pretend that efforts at peace will work-if we just give it enough time. Rwanda took more than 100 days. The Jewish people waited five years. Syria has been in conflagration for three years. Talk. Talk. Talk. Well maybe there will be talk. But then who's listening. The media? There is a certain presence of an absence in far too many hot spots.
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Famous Hollywood actress Scarlett Johannson, was until recently, the global spokesman for Oxfam International. Oxfam International (Oxfam) is an international aid organization that tries to alleviate...
Since the Second Intifada in 2,000, 1,227 Israelis have been killed in terror attacks and 8,549 have been injured. Additionally, the Shin Bet claims to have been able to prevent 190 terror attacks in 2013, 40 which were carried out by terrorists freed under the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap, including 16 suicide attacks, as opposed to 112 in 2012.
We are awash in refugees, today, especially with the disaster taking place in Syria. We have limited resources -- human and financial. We must prioritize the needs of all these people; caught in a wor...
Canada will contribute $5 million to support economic growth for the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced in Ottawa today following his meeting w...
The Attack, a movie by Ziad Doueiri, is the cinematographic adaptation of Yasmina Khadra's novel, recipient of numerous literary awards. It addresses several themes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a personal and a political perspective.
JERUSALEM - The commute from Jerusalem to Ramallah is unpredictable at best. Big white commuter buses with green or blue stripes with Arabic script are parked just a few blocks away from the Damascus...