Understanding the silence of Canada’s Jewish establishment

Why is Canada’s Jewish establishment almost completely unwilling to criticize Israel? In “American Jews are loudly protesting Israel’s anti-judiciary law. In Canada — not so much” Andrew Cohen instigated an important discussion. The Ottawa Citizen columnist points out that prominent anti-Palestinian US-based groups such as the Anti–Defamation League, Jewish Federations of North America and Democratic... Continue Reading →

Apartheid defenders attack Green leader May

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs’ recent attack against Elizabeth May is farcical. Canada’s leading mouthpiece for Israel criticized the Green Party leader for saying she takes her direction from the representative of the Palestinian Authority, which actually serves as the subcontractor for Israel’s occupation. At an event marking International Day of Solidarity with... Continue Reading →

Israel lobby continues to stoke anti-Iran animus

In recent years Israel has assassinated Iranian scientists, sabotaged its cyber facilities and backed opposition groups. The nuclear armed state has also repeatedly bombed Iranian targets in Syria. Yet the mainstream media and our government never criticizes Israel’s effort to destabilize a regime that offers some resistance to its domination of the region. Instead, Canada... Continue Reading →

Action Please! Media must cover illegal military recruitment story 

Violating the law by directly assisting a military enforcing apartheid seems of little interest to English Canada’s major media unless they can celebrate it.  Recently a Justice of the Peace accepted there was sufficient evidence to bring charges against Sar-El Canada for violating the Foreign Enlistment Act (FEA). Set up by an Israeli General four decades ago Sar-El has more than... Continue Reading →

Should Clayton Ruby be considered a left hero?

Clayton Ruby came to my attention in 2002 when I was a vice president in the Concordia Student Union. With two other self-declared leftists, Ruby penned a Globe and Mail commentary condemning our internationalist, feminist and anti-capitalist minded union. In “No more double standard” he viciously attacked the UN campaign to compensate for racial slavery... Continue Reading →

Canada’s terrorist list actually enables terrorism

On Friday Israel launched its latest outburst of violence against Gaza. Over 72 hours at least 44 Palestinians, including 16 children, were killed. More than 300 Palestinians were injured while many more lost their homes, businesses or other property. Children in Gaza have also been psychologically scarred by the bombings and, in another form of... Continue Reading →

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