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An Open Letter to Rhonda Lenton: The November 20th Violence is on You PDF Print E-mail
Nov 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Dear Dr. Lenton,

On November 20th, a large number of York students and community members staged a protest against a talk by reservists from the Israeli Defence Force (IDF). The vast majority of the talk’s attendees were outsiders, many of whom had come specifically in the hopes of attacking Palestinian student activists and their allies. While York Security stood by and refused to act, these outsiders assaulted peaceful protesters. One of our members was brought to the hospital after a punch to the back of the head. He was peacefully documenting the protest. These violent outsiders spat at, shoved, and threatened counter-protesters, attempted to steal their phones, attacked marshals who were trying to keep the peace, and stole Palestinian flags so that they could beat counter-protesters with the flagpoles.

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Program aims to train defenders of Israel PDF Print E-mail
Oct 28, 2010 at 12:00 AM

By LAURA STRICKER, Staff Reporter, Canadian Jewish News    
Thursday, 28 October 2010

A new Canada-wide program is aiming to turn university students into leaders and defenders of Israel on campus.

The Israel Ambassador Program, established by the Canadian Network for Israel Affairs (CNIA), offers a select group of students leadership training, networking opportunities and conference calls with Israeli politicians and heads of Israeli and Palestinian organizations.

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"No, I Can't!" PDF Print E-mail
Jun 07, 2008 at 12:00 AM
Uri Avnery
7.6.08

AFTER MONTHS of a tough and bitter race, a merciless struggle, Barack Obama has defeated his formidable opponent, Hillary Clinton. He has wrought a miracle: for the first time in history a black person has become a credible candidate for the presidency of the most powerful country in the world.

And what was the first thing he did after his astounding victory? He ran to the conference of the Israel lobby, AIPAC, and made a speech that broke all records for obsequiousness and fawning.

 

That is shocking enough. Even more shocking is the fact that nobody was shocked.

 

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Canada students counter 'Israel Apartheid Week' with controversial campaign PDF Print E-mail
Mar 03, 2010 at 12:00 AM

By Haaretz Service

A controversial pro-Israel campaign was launched in universities across Canada last week, in an attempt to counter the global pro-Palestinian campaign, "Israel Apartheid Week," launched on Sunday.

The campaign, named "Size Doesn't Matter," was initiated by the Canadian Federation of Jewish Students, and is taking place in 23 universities across Canada, according the official "Size Doesn't Matter" website.

An especially peppery video ad posted on the campaign website displays a young couple in bed, with the young woman complaining of the "size" of what turns out to be a map of Israel. 

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Israeli Apartheid Week condemned by Ontario Legislature PDF Print E-mail
Mar 03, 2010 at 03:48 PM

Defend free speech on Palestine!

Tell your Ontario MPPs you oppose their decision to condemn Israeli Apartheid Week.

Members of the Ontario legislature passed a unanimous motion on February 25  that condemns Israel Apartheid Week (IAW), a series of campus-based  educational events that takes place on university campuses all over the  world (full text of motion below).

This is an unprecedented attack on free speech in Ontario. But it is also a  clear sign of the strength and exponential growth of the Palestinian led  solidarity campaign grounded in the 2005 call for Boycott, Divestment and  Sanctions of Israel.
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Jonathan Cook wins the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism

At the 2011 Martha Gellhorn Special Prize for Journalism, awarded at a ceremony in London on 2 June 2011, Jonathan Cook was one of three winners. The other two were Umar Cheema, of the International News of Pakistan, and Charles Clover, of the Financial Times. Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.

The judge's citation reads: "Jonathan Cook's work on Palestine and Israel, especially his de-coding of official propaganda and his outstanding analysis of events often obfuscated in the mainstream, has made him one of the reliable truth-tellers in the Middle East."

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