The NDP leadership’s naked suppression of debate on the “Palestine Resolution” is rooted in a long pro-Israeli nationalism history. At last month’s convention the party machine blocked any debate of the Palestine Resolution, which mostly restated official Canadian policy, except that it called for “banning settlement products from Canadian markets, and using other forms of... Continue Reading →
Kay’s journey from Islamophobia to defender of cultural appropriation
Jonathan Kay’s resignation from the Walrus for his role in promoting a prize for a writer who engages in cultural appropriation is a relief for the magazine. But, Canada’s leading liberal magazine can’t say they didn’t know Kay was intolerant when they hired him to be editor-in-chief two years ago. Kay has repeatedly smeared Arabs... Continue Reading →
Tax subsidized schools rally children to glorify Israel colonialism
On Tuesday thousands will gather to celebrate the most aggressive ongoing European settler colonialism. Organizers of Montréal’s annual Israel Day rally claim it is the largest event of its kind in the country. A significant proportion of the crowd will come from the city’s 15 Jewish day schools, which receive most of their funds from... Continue Reading →
Misuse of term ‘anti-Semitic’ will have repercussions
Sticks and stone may break my bones, but names will never hurt me -- and they may come back to haunt the name-callers. In finding anti-Semites behind every challenge to Canadian complicity with Israeli colonialism, mainstream Jewish organizations are emptying the term "anti-Semitism" of its historical weight. "The Green Party of Canada's vote in favour of... Continue Reading →
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