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Sid Shniad

  • Canada Must Not Suppress Free Speech on Israel

    In December, a member of the Ontario legislature introduced a private member’s bill calling for the IHRA definition to be adopted in that province. The bill has already passed its first reading. Clearly, we have our work cut out for us. But we are encouraged by the fact that our members and allies understand the gravity of this matter. As a result, we have collectively enjoyed some major successes in defending freedom of speech with regard to the Palestinian cause.

  • Harper’s planeload to Israel

    Harper is flying to Israel with 208 people including CEOs of major corporations more than 56 representatives from various Zionist lobbying groups and private Jewish schools. What for?

  • Thomas Mulcair—Israel, Right or Wrong

    Thomas Mulcair is well known in Quebec. But except for readers of pro-Israel newspapers like the Canadian Jewish News and the Jewish Tribune, people in Quebec and English Canada are not familiar with his unquestioning support for Israel.

  • B’nai Brith Uses Human Rights Complaint to Squelch Critcism of Israel

    Harry Abrams, B.C. representative for B’nai Brith, has filed a human-rights complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission against Peace, Earth and Justice, alleging that the Victoria-based website, its editors, manager and director “contrive to promote ongoing hatred affecting persons identifiable as Jews and/or as citizens of Israel.”

  • Drawing the Lessons of 9-11

    Governments have long found it useful to manufacture rationale for pursuing war and repression. The sinking of the Battleship Maine at the outset of the Spanish-American-Cuba War is the classic example. When President Harry Truman wanted to offer assistance to anti-Communist forces in Greece and Turkey in 1947, Republican senator Arthur Vandenburg promised his support if Truman would “scare the hell out of the American people.” In 1962, the Pentagon mounted Operation Northwoods, a plan involving false-flag actions, state-sponsored terrorism and the hijacking of planes on U.S. and Cuban soil designed to generate American public support for an invasion of Cuba. Then there was the case of the distraught young Iraqi woman testifying before U.S. Congressional hearings in the run-up to Gulf War I about babies being tossed out of incubators by Saddam Hussein’s soldiers.

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