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  • Irwin Cotler is doing it againThe Canadian Charger
    April 29, 2011

    While much of the world clamours for action to stop the slaughter in Libya, Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler is calling for immediate action by the Canadian government to combat what he calls "the increasingly threatening Iranian regime."

  • Irwin Cotler should be ashamed of himselfReuel S. Amdur
    November 24, 2010

    How the mighty have fallen. The great American civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz' works on behalf of human rights and civil liberties will be overshadowed by his support for the use of torture. Our own distinguished civil libertarian Irwin Cotler stands to be remembered for his advocacy of censorship.

  • Is "The war on terror" a hoax?Paul Craig Roberts
    October 15, 2011

    In the past decade, Washington has killed, maimed, dislocated, and made widows and orphans millions of Muslims in six countries, all in the name of the "war on terror." Washington's attacks on the countries constitute naked aggression and impact primarily civilian populations and infrastructure and, thereby, constitutes war crimes under law. Nazis were executed precisely for what Washington is doing today.

  • Is a casino the best idea we have?Vidya J. Narimalla
    May 7, 2013

    There is a bit of a gambler in all of us.

  • Is attacking Gaza really about Hamas rockets?Stuart Littlewood
    November 21, 2012

    The words below are printed on a T-shirt I sometimes wear. They cut through the propaganda crap straight to the true cause of the latest unpleasantness in Gaza.

  • Is Canada passing information on its citizens to Israel? Yves Engler
    August 18, 2010

    On 7 April, Freda Guttman, a 76-year-old Jewish Montrealer, received a visit from agents of the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS). She slammed the door on them so it's not clear if the visit was related to her role in Tadamon!, a Middle East solidarity collective, or her friendship with Canadian activist (and occasional contributor to The Electronic Intifada) Stefan Christoff.

  • Is criticism of Israel or Zionism anti-Semitic?The Canadian Charger
    November 27, 2011

    London Immigration lawyer Ed Corrigan said his libel case against Will Hector for calling him "one of the worst anti-Semites in Canada and an idiotic spammer," in an email to the Law Union of Ontario (LUO) List forum, will be a precedent setting legal decision on the question: "is criticism of Israel or Zionism anti-Semitic?"

  • Is Holocaust II (shorthand for another great turning against the Jews) inevitable?Alan Hart
    February 27, 2012

    The Gentile in me believes this question needs to be addressed because there is a very real danger that the rising, global tide of anti-Israelism, which is being provoked by Israel's terrifying arrogance of power and sickening self-righteousness, will be transformed into anti-Semitism unless two things happen.

  • Is Israel Harper's Fair-Haired Boy?Reuel S. Amdur
    December 21, 2012

    Foreign Minister John Baird went down to New York to address the UN General Assembly in opposition to admission of Palestine as a non-member observer state and to cast Canada's vote against it. He issued Canada's condemnation of the move "in the strongest possible terms." The extent of his influence in the international community can be judged in the resulting vote, where Canada stood foursquare in the General Assembly with the United States, Israel, the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, and a handful of other ministates. (Incidentally, may we expect to see the opening of an Israeli embassy in Majuro sometime soon, with an Israeli-Marshallese exchange of ambassadors?) Baird's reasoning is that peace between Israel and Palestine can only be achieved through direct negotiations, not through a unilateral request by Palestine for recognition.

  • Is it a Double Standard? Reuel S. Amdur
    December 21, 2012

    One of the criteria of anti-Semitism listed by the so-called Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism reads as follows: "applying double standards by requiring of it (Israel) a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation." This criterion is a bit strained, suggesting the necessity of chasing after other nation's misdeeds before being able to say an unkind word about Israel's, but let's take it as it is.

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