NDP Leader Rejects Anti-Israel Complaints
Mulcair Rejects Anti-Israel Complaints
"B'nai Brith, a Jewish human rights organization, expressed concern in a news release Thursday about what it called anti-Israel propaganda in the party. It chided deputy leader Megan Leslie for 'selectively promoting several anti-Israel events on her NDP website,' including Halifax Israel Apartheid Week,
The organization said the event promotes hatred and intolerance on university campuses and criticized her for referring to the 'illegal occupation' of the Palestinians. The Jewish organization also took another deputy leader, Libby Davies, to task for presenting a petition to the House of Commons calling on the Harper government to change its position on Israel.
Frank Dimant, CEO of B'nai Brith Canada, called on Mulcair to quash anti-Israel sentiment in his caucus.."