http://tinyurl.com/283g83o (Jewish Tribune)
"Jews are the Chosen People of the Chosen Land of Israel", said Cheri DiNovo
"Referring to her former position as a United Church minister, DiNovo said, "We Christians know our roots and we know, because we read our Scripture, that Jews are the Chosen People of the Chosen Land of Israel, so mazel tov."
She spoke of voting in favour of Shurman's Private Members' resolution to the Ontario Legislature, which condemned Israeli Apartheid Week.
"Although I'm the daughter of an Italian immigrant, since that day in the legislature I've felt a little bit Jewish and a little bit Israeli. I'll tell you why: because I had a death threat come into my house (and) because I've been called all manner of names. It gave me a sense and it gave me a bit of the experience of what you've been through, both as a nation and as a people. So I can say with a little bit more solidity and with a little bit more foundation now, shalom and mazel tov again. I look forward to the day that Peter talks about when I can go and see Israel for myself and kiss that ground that is sacred to all of us."