Public supporters of Israel should expect to be criticized

Liberal MP Ya’ara Saks is claiming to have been the victim of “hate” when young people yelled “stop supporting killing of Palestinians”. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center Canada and B’nai B’rith, as well as NDP MPs, amplified her hypocritical claims on Twitter. A self-described “unapologetic Zionist”, Saks recently... Continue Reading →

Time to end Canadian taxpayer subsidies for Israeli apartheid 

Amnesty International’s recent conclusion that Israel is committing “the crime of apartheid against Palestinians” should galvanize opposition to Canada’s most significant form of support for the “apartheid” state. Some 200 registered Canadian charities raise over a quarter billion dollars a year for projects that directly or indirectly subjugate Palestinians. Through tax receipts and other tax benefits the government subsidizes up... Continue Reading →

Crown drops charges against Rabbi Mivasair

  Today the Ontario Crown finally dropped charges against Rabbi David Mivasair. While the authorities devoted significant resources to harassing Mivasair for embarrassing the Israeli consulate in Toronto, they’ve ignored a far more serious criminal act the Rabbi sought to highlight. In May Mivasair was the spokesperson for an action in which fake blood was... Continue Reading →

Yes Ms. Diplomat, Canada does arm and fund Israel

Did Canada’s representative to the Palestinian Authority lie or was she simply ignorant of important facts? Yesterday Robin Wettlaufer criticized Electronic Intifada editor Ali Abunimah for tweeting that Canada “arms and funds the apartheid state to murder Palestinians and steal their land.” She responded by writing “we neither arm nor fund Israel.”   After Abunimah... Continue Reading →

Toronto School Board erases Palestine

Executive officer at the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (Toronto) Jason Kunin recently posted to Facebook: “It seems that as a result of Desmond Cole’s unscripted calls of ‘Free Palestine’ during a TDSB [Toronto District School Board] conference in late September, the Board has implemented a temporary ban on ALL outside guest speakers, even for... Continue Reading →

A blow to the Israel lobby

A large campaign that forced the University of Toronto to re-offer a job to Valentina Azarova is a blow to the Israel lobby. But her rejection of the position highlights the lobby’s power to torment individuals. A year ago a University of Toronto law school hiring committee unanimously selected Azarova to direct its International Human... Continue Reading →

Charities Fund Israeli Apartheid

Charities that promote racism against Palestinians, illegal West Bank settlements, the armed forces of another country and racial/religious purity in Israel are subsidized by Canadian taxpayers. Incredibly, people of conscience are being forced to launch legal complaints with the Canada Revenue Agency to end these subsidies that violate their policies. There are as many as... Continue Reading →

CRA’s double standards on Muslim and Jewish charities

Why does the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) treat Jewish, Christian and Muslim charities so differently? In June the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLM) released a report showing that the CRA disproportionately targets Muslim groups. According to the report, 75% of the groups whose charitable status was revoked following a division audit by the CRA... Continue Reading →

Legal complaint launched against Israeli-Canadian charity

A request to revoke the Canadian Zionist Cultural Association’s charitable status is an important step towards lessening Canadian complicity in Palestinian dispossession. Registered Canadian charities provide significant support to Israel and drawing attention to the massive taxpayer subsidy undercuts the Israel lobby. Today Palestinian-Canadian refugee Khaled Mouammar and Rabbi David Mivasair submitted a formal legal... Continue Reading →

Trudeau Actively Aids Israeli Occupation

The Trudeau government presents itself as both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian. In fact, Ottawa pursues policies that enable Israel’s expansionism while its relations with the Palestinians also serve the colonial authority. At the start of last week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had successive calls with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali “I have killed lots of Arabs” Bennett and... Continue Reading →

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