Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff issued a press release on March 1st, shown in full below, condemning Israeli Apartheid Week. In it, he calls upon Canadians to reject this week's protests against the suppression of Palestinians, linking Israeli Apartheid Week to anti-semitism, but forgets he himself once abhorred the "Bantustan" system used by Israel.
Bantustan. His word, not ours.
We at rabble.ca hope NDP leader Jack Layton will come out as the voice of dignity and reason in the face of censorship and the closing down of dialogue and debate by our elected officials over Israeli Apartheid Week. We feel freedom of expression is at stake.