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Friday, 19 August 2016

Jewish groups attack Green Party

Rehmat
Jewish groups both in the US and Canada are running a smear campaign against Green Party. The US Green Party has irked many pro-Israel Jewish groups by nominatingAjamu Baraka as party’s vice-presidential candidate. In Canada, B’nai B’rith and JNF are running a personal smear campaign against party’s shadow cabinet minister Dimitri Lascaris (listen to an interview below) over party’s BDS endorsement, and asking Ottawa to cancel the ‘charity status’ of the Jewish National Fund which funds illegal Jewish settlements in Occupied Palestine (here).
B’nai B’rith Canada has accused Green Party of being associated with anti-Zionist Independent Jewish Voice (IJV).
On August 11, 2016, Canadian Jewish writer, author, blogger, and human-rights activist, Yves Engler, in an article, entitled, Exposing Canadian Imperialism, blasted the Conservative party and Elizabeth May, leader of Green Party Canada for protecting racist JNF and supporting apartheid Israel.
“It’s as if there’s a sign hanging in Parliament that says: “foreign policy mythologizers only.” A maxim Elizabeth May seems to have embraced, to the shame of all Canadians who really do want this country to be a force for good in the world,” wrote Engler.
In addition to Green’s Elizabeth May, Engler criticized the so-called Canadian progressive voices such as Peggy Mason (Jewish) president of the Rideau Institute, and Gerald Caplan (Jewish), writer and the federal member NDP party.
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