Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid (Review of new book by Yves Engler)
"Perhaps the most compelling chapter in Engler's book discusses support that Israel has received from Canadian progressives..
NDP Leader Tommy Douglas who is justifiably praised for his role in winning Canadians universal health care - criticized Prime Minister Lester Pearson, who was a staunch Zionist, for not supporting Israel enough. In 1975, years into the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and the Golan Heights, Tommy Douglas stated that:
'The main emnity against Israel is that she has been an affront to those nations who do not treat their people and their workers as well as Israel has treated theirs.'
This statement negates not only that Palestinians living under Israeli occupation are workers but that they exist at all. The same year Douglas made this outlandish remark, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) opposed the admission of the PLO to the International Labor Organization and strongly condemned the UN General Assembly, for calling Zionism a form of racism...
Canadian unions still purchase $20 million a year worth of State of Israel Bonds, Engler notes.."
Does yours? If so let's forward this information to the B & D movement and start shutting this disgusting subsidization of genocide, apartheid and war down immediately.