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Home arrow Canada and the Middle East arrow Left-wing Canadian Zionist groups decry Israeli "NGO Bill"
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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Solidarity groups denounce Dershowitz appearance in Vancouver

September 15, 2010

“We find it appalling that the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is sponsoring an appearance by Alan Dershowitz, who is an outright apologist for anything and everything that the State of Israel does, to open its annual fund-raising campaign,” says Bob Rosen, spokesperson for the Vancouver chapter of CanPalNet, a Palestinian solidarity organization.

“Dershowitz played a central role in the campaign to get Norman Finkelstein dismissed from the faculty of DePaul University because Finkelstein criticized Israeli behaviour and their treatment of Palestinians,” explained Stephen Aberle, a spokesperson for Jews for a Just Peace.

“We would like to ask those who are supporting Mr. Dershowitz by attending his appearance in Vancouver whether they support his efforts to muzzle academic criticism of Israeli policies, and if so, why?” continued Carl Rosenberg, spokesperson for Independent Jewish Voices. “We think that it sets a dangerous precedent when academics are dismissed because of their political positions.”

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