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BDS activist Gilad Paz. Image: Independent Jewish Voice Canada
Aaron Lakoff | Gilad Paz, a 38-year-old lawyer, fled his native Israel to come to Canada in August 2016. Now that Paz has exhausted all legal avenues to remain in Canada, he faces a removal order back to Israel.
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Suzanne Berliner Weiss | Justine Trudeau's recent apology to Jewish refugees rings hollow when he also denounces the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.
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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh
Yves Engler | The anti-Palestinian consensus among Canada’s three main political parties is crumbling and NDP members could bury it this weekend.
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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017. Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv/flickr
Miranda Gallo | The "singling out Israel" accusation is a decades-old tactic that Israel's proponents use almost any time that Israel is challenged on its human rights record.
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Thomas Woodley | A "compromise" resolution endorsed in advance by both party brass and influential grassroots activists suggested that everyone could have what they wanted. Sort of.
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Yves Engler | Israel nationalists' attacks helped solidify overwhelming support for Palestinian rights in the Green Party of Canada. Leader Elizabeth May downplays BDS's role.
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Yves Engler | Drawing attention to the Nazi Holocaust and anti-Semitism in Canada today often reinforces, rather than undermines, oppression. This perverse reality was on display in Toronto last week.
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Linda McQuaig | Whether you agree with the BDS movement's boycott strategy or not, it is a peaceful way to protest a serious violation of human rights.
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Yves Engler | Without an intervention of some sort, the Jewish community risks having future dictionaries defining "anti-Semitism" as "a movement for justice and equality."
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Gerry Caplan | Canadian politicians usually embrace the rights established in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But there are limits, and most of them unaccountably seem to have to do with Israel.
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Michelle Weinroth | A letter to Justin Trudeau, arguing that BDS does not intend to single out Israel. Rather, it demands that it be held accountable, just like other states.
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Murray Dobbin | Far from being an expression of the "new anti-Semitism," the BDS campaign is a non-violent movement which seeks to put a high price on the violation of international law by a rogue state.