‘Apartheid’ is not sufficient: an interview with UN Human Rights Commissioner Miloon Kothari
According to the Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, Israel is effectively a single state from the river to the sea–an apartheid state where settler-colonialism is a more foundational problem. Indian human rights scholar, activist and housing rights advocate Miloon Kothari co-chairs the committee. Here, he is interviewed by David Kattenburg.
Federal agency rules ‘Product of Israel’ labels violate Canadian law
In 2017, Dr. David Kattenburg filed a complaint against two wines made in the Israeli, West Bank settlements of Psagot and Shiloh. Dr. Kattenburg argued that, because those settlements are situated on Occupied Palestinian Territory in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, the wines produced in those settlements were falsely labelled as “Product of Israel.”
A reply to B’nai Brith, and Canada’s UN vote
B’nai Brith Canada claims to represent the vast majority of Canada’s approximately 330,000 Jews. I don’t think they do—and I can’t believe it’s so. On matters related to Israel-Palestine, their positions and pronouncements strike me as morally shrivelled and mean-spirited, and liable to cast Jews, Jewishness and the Jewish people, of whom I am one, into disrepute.