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Home arrow Censorship arrow Jewish group wants Outremont Liberal pulled from byelection
Jewish group wants Outremont Liberal pulled from byelection PDF Print E-mail
Jul 25, 2007 at 02:47 PM

from CBC News Monday, July 23, 2007

B'Nai Brith Canada has asked Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion to remove new
star candidate Jocelyn Coulon from an upcoming byelection in Montreal's
Outremont riding because of his past stance on Israel.

The Jewish organization says Coulon, a political scientist and former
journalist, has a "well-documented anti-Israel bias," including sympathy
for Hamas, that is "out of step with current Liberal policy," according to
a statement released by the group.

Coulon, who was officially declared the Liberal candidate in Outremont last
week, is vigorously defending his past articles, arguing he's a proponent
of healthy debate, not of anti-Israel sentiment.

He has been a frequent commentator on international affairs, penning
opinion pieces in various Montreal newspapers since he left journalism for
an academic position at the Université de Montréal.

Coulon's analysis of Hamas's rise to power in the Palestinian Territories
18 months ago is what concerns B'Nai Brith Canada, said Moise Moghrabi, a
lawyer for the organization.

In one opinion piece, dated February 22, 2006, Coulon writes that Hamas
isn't just a terrorist organization, but a social and political movement
that won the Palestinian elections because of its commitment to fight
corruption and help people - and the international community should not
isolate it...

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Haifa, Israel (CNN) -- Nine years after an American activist was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer, an Israeli civil court ruled Tuesday that Rachel Corrie's death was an accident.

Corrie, 23, was killed in 2003 while trying to block the bulldozer from razing Palestinian homes.

Her parents filed suit against Israel's Ministry of Defense in a quest for accountability and sought just $1 in damages. But Judge Oded Gershon ruled Tuesday that the family has no right to damages, backing an earlier Israeli investigation that cleared any soldier of wrongdoing.

"I believe this was a bad day not only for our family, but a bad day for human rights, for humanity, for the rule of law and also for the country of Israel," her mother, Cindy Corrie, said after the verdict.\

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