“In a direct rebuff of her leadership, Ms Gillard was opposed by all but two of her cabinet ministers – Bill Shorten and Stephen Conroy, both of the Victorian Right – during a heated meeting on Monday night… The Right faction (of the ruling Labour Party -JG), which would usually support Ms Gillard, backed an abstention, in part due to the views of its members that the government was too pro-Israel…”
Archive for November, 2012
“For 15 years, teachers in three Southern states paid Clarence Mumford Sr… to send someone else to take the tests in their place, authorities said… Authorities say the scheme affected hundreds – if not thousands – of public school students who ended up being taught by unqualified instructors.”
“(The) city of Hamburg signed a ‘treaty’ with organizations representing its Islamic population… The ‘treaty’ features a series of concessions, not by the Muslims to secular authority, but by the secular government of Hamburg to the Muslims. The ‘treaty,’ which requires ratification by the city’s Parliament, grants Muslims ‘rights’ and ‘privileges’ enjoyed by no other religious group there.”
“BICOM, the Britain Israel Communication and Research Centre, is one of those bodies established by the Labour Friends of Israel, a powerful pro-Israeli lobby group inside the Labour party, which is dedicated to promote support for Israel in the UK.”
March 12th, 1991
“As a dues-paying member of CUPE and as an elected member of the executive board of my local (he’s been active for 13 years) I strongly object to the arrogance and immorality of the NDP and the labor movement in claiming to represent our views and opinions on this and many other issues…”
March 15th, 1991.
“The whole exchange showed me how naive I was in Tuesday’s column to ask why there weren’t more union members like Jeff Goodall – who’s on the executive board of CUPE Local 79 – willing to take on their unions when they presume to speak for them on political issues.”
“…by beating the war drums on Iran since 2009, Netanyahu has succeeded in shifting the world’s focus, including that of the Obama administration, from the Israel-Palestine question to Iran… Israel hopes that by injecting Iran into the presidential campaign in the United States it can blackmail the United States – Democrats and Republicans alike – to give Israel what it wants.”
Below is a listing of key Canadian politicians, with links to news and other items showing their support for Israel.
The only one who comes out anywhere near fair and neutral is the Green Party’s Elizabeth May.
“In 2009 when Israel’s 22-day blitzkrieg was over, nearly 1,400 Palestinians had been wiped off the planet of whom four-fifths were civilians and 350 children, and over 5,000 wounded… Israel had destroyed or damaged 58,000 homes, 280 schools, 1,500 factories, water and sewage installations and 80 percent of agricultural crops. The cost to Gaza’s civilian infrastructure was estimated at $660 to 900 million while the total economic cost was put at $3 to 3.5 billion.” (Emphasis added).