Vancouver Mayor Bows to Zionist Pressure

Christmas Card sent to the Mayor.
MayorR
Mayor Gregor Robertson:
I would like to make you aware that by equating Israel and its flag with the Jewish people, you are actually promoting anti-semitism and racism, something you claim to be against.
Also, with your insistence on labelling the burning of a homemade cardboard Israeli flag as an act of “hate, racism and discrimination”, you have now ensured that acts of anti-Palestinian and anti-Arab harassment will continue.… Read more

Christmas Card sent to the Mayor.
MayorR
Mayor Gregor Robertson:
I would like to make you aware that by equating Israel and its flag with the Jewish people, you are actually promoting anti-semitism and racism, something you claim to be against.
Also, with your insistence on labelling the burning of a homemade cardboard Israeli flag as an act of “hate, racism and discrimination”, you have now ensured that acts of anti-Palestinian and anti-Arab harassment will continue.… Read more

Vancouver media ignore large Palestinian protest, focus on video of reported Israeli flag burning

Dec. 10, 2017

Canada Palestine Association received two inquiries from Vancouver media today (CTV Vancouver, CKNW) about a video sent to them by a “Jewish advocacy group” claiming a likeness of an Israeli flag was burnt at a Saturday protest and that group considers the gesture anti-Semitic. Here is the written response we sent to them.
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We were not the organizers of a Saturday rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and we are not aware of what happened or may not have happened there as we did not attend.… Read more

Dec. 10, 2017

Canada Palestine Association received two inquiries from Vancouver media today (CTV Vancouver, CKNW) about a video sent to them by a “Jewish advocacy group” claiming a likeness of an Israeli flag was burnt at a Saturday protest and that group considers the gesture anti-Semitic. Here is the written response we sent to them.
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We were not the organizers of a Saturday rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and we are not aware of what happened or may not have happened there as we did not attend.… Read more

Exposing Real Friends and Enemies of Israel in the Arab World

The Israeli Institute for National Security Studies has just issued its 275 page report entitled “Strategic Survey for Israel 2016-2017”. This Israeli research institute and think tank is headed by former IDF Military Intelligence Chief, General (ret.) Amos Yadlin. Its analysis offers a valuable insight into the how the Israeli intelligence and security community view and prioritize developments regionally and globally, and in the process, also exposes who are the real friends and enemies of Israel in the Arab world.… Read more

The Israeli Institute for National Security Studies has just issued its 275 page report entitled “Strategic Survey for Israel 2016-2017”. This Israeli research institute and think tank is headed by former IDF Military Intelligence Chief, General (ret.) Amos Yadlin. Its analysis offers a valuable insight into the how the Israeli intelligence and security community view and prioritize developments regionally and globally, and in the process, also exposes who are the real friends and enemies of Israel in the Arab world.… Read more

Is Tunisian Security Complicit in the Murder of Palestinian Leaders?

On Dec. 15, 2016, Tunisian Mohammad al-Zawahri, a Hamas leader and flight engineer specializing in unmanned aerial vehicles, was assassinated in the Tunisian city of Sfax. This operation bore eerie similarities to another assassination 28 years earlier of prominent Palestinian leader and high-ranking Fateh official Khalil Al Wazir (popularly known as Abu Jihad).

According to Gideon Levy in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Dec.… Read more

On Dec. 15, 2016, Tunisian Mohammad al-Zawahri, a Hamas leader and flight engineer specializing in unmanned aerial vehicles, was assassinated in the Tunisian city of Sfax. This operation bore eerie similarities to another assassination 28 years earlier of prominent Palestinian leader and high-ranking Fateh official Khalil Al Wazir (popularly known as Abu Jihad).

According to Gideon Levy in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Dec.… Read more

In Canada, BDS loses in the House of Commons but wins on university campuses

The following article by CPA member Marion Kawas was published by Mondoweiss on February 25, 2016.
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In Canada, BDS loses in the House of Commons but wins on university campuses

So the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS movement had a big day on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 in Canada, both in the House of Commons and on university campuses.

Within a few hours of each other, Canadian politicians voted 229-51 to condemn BDS and even individuals who promote it; then the Students Society at McGill, a leading university in Montreal, voted to support BDS.… Read more

The following article by CPA member Marion Kawas was published by Mondoweiss on February 25, 2016.
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In Canada, BDS loses in the House of Commons but wins on university campuses

So the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS movement had a big day on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 in Canada, both in the House of Commons and on university campuses.

Within a few hours of each other, Canadian politicians voted 229-51 to condemn BDS and even individuals who promote it; then the Students Society at McGill, a leading university in Montreal, voted to support BDS.… Read more

“Never again” must mean NEVER AGAIN FOR ANYONE!

Debunking Zionist Hasbara

On November 27, 2015, a meeting was held in downtown Vancouver, Canada under the title “First Nations & Palestinians at the Frontline of Resistance” organized by the Seriously Free Speech Committee and supported by another 10 community groups (of which Canada Palestine Association-Vancouver was one). On the day of the meeting, the local Zionist apologist paper “Jewish Independent” ran an editorial “Co-opting history”, full of the Israeli Hasbara 3 D’s – Distort, Divert and Defame.… Read more

Debunking Zionist Hasbara

On November 27, 2015, a meeting was held in downtown Vancouver, Canada under the title “First Nations & Palestinians at the Frontline of Resistance” organized by the Seriously Free Speech Committee and supported by another 10 community groups (of which Canada Palestine Association-Vancouver was one). On the day of the meeting, the local Zionist apologist paper “Jewish Independent” ran an editorial “Co-opting history”, full of the Israeli Hasbara 3 D’s – Distort, Divert and Defame.… Read more

CBC: False and pro Israeli narrative

The following message was sent to CBC ombudsman on August 11, 2014:

Dear CBC ombudsman
I sent the following web-mail to CBC News.
Please review it and make sure that future stories are accurate, balanced and reflect the reality on the ground.
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Your report “Gaza conflict: Israel, Hamas accept ceasefire proposal” smacks of pro-Israeli bias. It is inaccurate and negates the existence of Palestinians who are not Hamas.… Read more

Biased CBC Coverage‏

Letter to CBC News Vancouver Regarding Biased Coverage

August 1, 2014
News Editor, CBC News Vancouver
We believe that your coverage of local events regarding the Israeli aggression on Gaza has been biased as well as unbalanced.
We had thousands of Vancouverites that took to the streets in downtown Vancouver on July 3, 2014, July 12, 2014, July 19, 2014 and July 25, 2014 to protest Israeli war crimes and the complicity of the Canadian government in them.… Read more

Letter to CBC News Vancouver Regarding Biased Coverage

August 1, 2014
News Editor, CBC News Vancouver
We believe that your coverage of local events regarding the Israeli aggression on Gaza has been biased as well as unbalanced.
We had thousands of Vancouverites that took to the streets in downtown Vancouver on July 3, 2014, July 12, 2014, July 19, 2014 and July 25, 2014 to protest Israeli war crimes and the complicity of the Canadian government in them.… Read more

“Thomas Mulcair showed he gets it”!!!

The following email was sent on Dec.4, 2013 to NDP MPs and Party Officials:

Please stop pandering to the pro-Israel lobby, you will never win their vote. Instead, you are losing the progressive vote, your pride and your humanity.

Hanna Kawas

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Nov. 22, 2013
NDP solidly supports Israel
Editorial by: (“Jewish Independent”)
We call it the “kishkes” question. Any politician can mouth platitudes that sound good to Jewish voters.… Read more

What Kind of Peace Do Israeli Voters Want?

Has the bankrupt CanWest’s pro-Israel banner passed to the Toronto Star?

The Toronto Star published an Editorial Opinion piece “Israeli voters still yearn for peace” on Jan. 25, 2013 by Shimon Koffler Fogel, the CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), formerly the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy. This article was the latest by Fogel, full of half-truths, distortions and inaccuracies.… Read more

Has the bankrupt CanWest’s pro-Israel banner passed to the Toronto Star?

The Toronto Star published an Editorial Opinion piece “Israeli voters still yearn for peace” on Jan. 25, 2013 by Shimon Koffler Fogel, the CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), formerly the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy. This article was the latest by Fogel, full of half-truths, distortions and inaccuracies.… Read more