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Paul Bronfman ‘outraged’ over pro-Palestinian mural at York University PDF Print E-mail
Jan 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Upset by a mural at York University that he finds offensive to Jewish people, Paul Bronfman, a leader in the film and TV production industry, has told the Toronto school that his company will no longer help its arts students.

Mr. Bronfman’s decision is the latest twist in a long-running controversy over a pro-Palestinian acrylic painting hanging since 2013 over one of the entrance foyers of the campus student centre. It depicts a person wearing a scarf with the Palestinian flag, palming a couple of rocks and staring at a bulldozer as it nears a tree.

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Canada calls for "restraint" in Israel and West Bank PDF Print E-mail
Jan 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM

“Unilateral actions, such as Palestinian initiatives toward statehood in international forums and continued Israeli settlements, are unhelpful and constitute serious obstacles to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace.” ...

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U of T Divest event disrupted by Jewish Defense League PDF Print E-mail
Jan 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Organizers urge U of T administration to step up safety on campus

An event advertised  under the name “Palestinian Popular Resistance: Building the Student Movement,” hosted by U of T Divest, the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union ad-hoc committee on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) received criticism from several Jewish community groups, one of which interrupted the event entirely on January 12.

Canadian Student Shot by Israeli Sniper in the West Bank PDF Print E-mail
Jan 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM

The Trudeau government remains silent on the case of a Canadian Government-Funded PhD Student who was shot by Israeli sniper in the West Bank without legal recourse against her attacker - TRNN speaks with Rehab Nazzal and her legal council, Dimitri Lascaris

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Left-wing Canadian Zionist groups decry Israeli "NGO Bill" PDF Print E-mail
Jan 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Left-wing Canadian Zionist groups are adding their voices to the outcry against controversial proposed Israeli legislation that would force NGOs to disclose if more than half their funding comes from foreign sources.

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Dear NDP, stop obeying the Israel lobby PDF Print E-mail
Aug 13, 2015 at 02:19 PM

It’s one thing for the NDP to say they don’t want to raise the red flag of Palestinian human rights during the election. After all, foreign affairs is not exactly one of the bread and butter issues politicians speak about on the hustings.

But as a Nova Scotian, it shocked me that the NDP demanded the resignation of their Nova Scotia candidate Morgan Wheeldon, after the Conservative Party smeared him for daring to criticize Israel’s brutalilty against the Palestinians.

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Canadian M.O.U. with Israel Threatens Open Debate PDF Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2015 at 01:36 PM

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Montreal, February 4, 2015 — During his visit to the Middle East last month, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird signed a number of agreements with the State of Israel, among them a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding diplomatic cooperation. While the memorandum covers a variety of topics, including advocating the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the document also touches on limiting criticism of Israel, which it identifies as “the new face of anti-Semitism.” While the MOU is vague, it has the potential of being interpreted very broadly.  As such, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) criticizes the MOU as having the potential to dangerously curtail public debate. 

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Inside the Orwellian Launch of Tories' Anti-Terrorism Act PDF Print E-mail
Jan 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

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TheTyee.ca
January 31, 2015
Locked up reporters, denied a look at the bill, revolt.
By Jeremy J. Nuttall

"Give us the bill!" reporters yelled.

Reporters in Ottawa became surly quickly Friday when it was discovered the government lock-up they attended for a briefing on proposed anti-terror legislation was light on information and heavy on restrictions.

The federal government was tabling Bill C-51, Canada's new ''Anti-Terrorism Act'' meant to bolster authorities' powers to prevent and dismantle terrorist activity.

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Are you already violating the feds' new anti-terror bill? PDF Print E-mail
Jan 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

http://globalnews.ca/news/1803553/are-you-already-violating-the-feds-new-anti-terror-bill/
Anna Mehler Paperny Senior Producer, Investigative Data Desk, Global News

While there are questions about how effective the new anti-terror laws will be, some wonder whether we're sacrificing personal liberty for national security.

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Dichter cancels U.K. trip over fears of 'war crimes' arrest
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent
Haaretz.
Dec. 6, 2007

Public Security Minister Avi Dichter canceled a trip to Britain over concerns he would be arrested due to his involvement in the decision to assassinate the head of Hamas' military wing in July 2002.

Fifteen people were killed in the bombing of Salah Shehade's house in Gaza, among them his wife and three children, when Dichter was head of the Shin Bet security service. He is the first minister to have to deal with a possible arrest.

Dichter was invited to take part in a conference by a British research institute on "the day after" Annapolis. He was supposed to give an address on the diplomatic process.
Dichter contacted the Foreign Ministry and sought an opinion on the matter, among other reasons because of previous cases in which complaints were filed in Britain and arrest warrants were issued on suspicion of war crimes by senior officers who served during the second intifada.

The Foreign Ministry wrote Dichter that it did not recommend he visit Britain because of a high probability that an extreme leftist organization there would file a complaint, which might lead to an arrest warrant. The ministry also wrote that because Dichter was not an official guest of the British government, he did not have immunity from arrest.

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