The CBC's recent revelation that Conservative Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney has called for "zero tolerance" of criticism of Israel and that Canadian hate laws could be applied to those campaigning for BDS -- Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions -- against Israel is repugnant enough. But the truly disturbing irony in this outrageous declaration is that the more extreme the Israeli government becomes, the more illegal settlements it builds, the more explicit its open contempt for world opinion and the more outrageous Netanyahu's statements, the stronger is the support from the Harper government. It raises the question: is there any action, including the actual expulsion of Palestinians from Israel and the Occupied Territories that Harper would not support?
Watch LIVE February 10: Jeff Halper -- Imagining a future for Israel/Palestine beyond fear and violence
Watch live February 10 from Surrey, B.C. Dr. Jeff Halper, a Jewish-American Israeli and founder of the Israeli Committee against Home Demolitions (ICHD), will talk about the changes he has seen in Israel since 1973. What are his hopes for moving beyond the current violence?
Dr. Halper is making a cross-Canada tour, stopping in many locations across the Country.
To attend in person: Norwood United Church 8855 156th Street (corner 88th Ave), Surrey
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Professor Salaita is at the centre of an international protest against academic censorship. He spoke in Vancouver earlier in January 2015.