NDP MP Randall Garrison Refuses To Withdraw from Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group

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NDP MP Randall Garrison Refuses To Withdraw from Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group

Engler: NDP MP Refuses to Withdraw from Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group

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Randall Garrison is refusing to heed a call from 200 well-known musicians, academics, trade unionists and NDP members to withdraw from the Canada-Israel-Interparliamentary Group.  In recent years Canada-Israel military ties have grown. At the same time there has been increased ties between arms manufacturers in the two countries.  Garrison's promotion of the Canadian military and Israel should be understood as two sides of one coin.

Please join me in asking Garrison (Randall.Garrison@parl.gc.ca )to withdraw from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group. Make sure to cc Jagmeet Singh (jagmeet@ndp.ca).

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Is he simply unfit?

Or does this have everything to do with his opinions?

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Is he simply unfit?

Or does this have everything to do with his opinions?

It has to do with the fact that his presence on that group is an implicit endorsement of everything Netanyahu is doing to Palestinians.  You'retty much can't be in a "friendship group" and be able to be any sort of critic of the country the "friendship" is rhetorically offered to.  

A good example of this is the Labour Friends of Israel-a group in the British Labour Party which exists solely to silence all dissent against what the Israeli government does to Palestinians, and which is pushing(by using what it knows are bogus accusations of antisemitism)to get Jeremy Corbyn to accept the entire IHRA "working definition" of antisemitism, a definition(now essentially disowned by the person who surpervised its drafting) which, as I showed you in another thread, equates virtually any critical comment about Israeli "security policies", the Occupation, and the illegal West Bank settlement program with hatred of Jews.  

 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

I see.  Somehow that simple point got lost in Engler's ramblings about homophobia and some battle group in Latvia.  And "well known" musicians.