« End of Occupation » No 966

Israeli Authorities Summon 3-Year Old Child for Interrogation

In the latest violation of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Israeli authorities issued a summons for a 3-year-old child to be brought to the Jerusalem police station for interrogation.

During an invasion of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of al-‘Isawiya, Israeli forces stormed the home of 3-year old Mohammad Rabi ‘Alian, and handed a summons to his parents for him to appear the following day for interrogation about possible stone throwing. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 965

Ten Questions to rwin Cotler about the IHRA Definition of “antisionism”: An Open Letter

This open letter was sent to Mr. Irwin Cotler on July 23, 2019

Mr. Irwin Cotler

Chair, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

Montreal

Dear Mr. Cotler,

I am editor of the weekly blog Canada Talks Israel Palestine, whose mission is to help Canadians better understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through objective analysis and raising awareness for a just and reconciliatory solution.

Let me start by recognizing that you have for many years been very active in several important struggles in Canada for human rights and in particular the struggle against anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is a scourge that should be defeated, and I support that struggle wholeheartedly. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 964

Netanyahu meets with head of Ukrainian party that includes neo-Nazis

By SAM SOKOL

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has come under fire in recent years for allegedly failing to confront anti-Semitism and revisionism in Central and Eastern Europe, met with the head of a Ukrainian political party whose membership includes ultranationalists and neo-Nazis.

Oleh Lyashko of the Ukrainian Radical Party came to Jerusalem as part of a parliamentary delegation led by Jewish lawmaker Georgii Logvynskyi. Lyashko was shown shaking Netanyahu’s hand in a video tweeted out by the Prime Minister’s Office. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 963

Ilhan Omar seizes spotlight to push pro-BDS resolution

Bryant Harris July 16, 2019

House Democrats rallied around a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist tweets against four high-profile freshmen congresswomen.

But at least one of those congresswomen — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — is about to drop her own resolution that may not go over so well with Democratic leadership. Her resolution would defend the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. (more…)

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