The following message was sent to Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal Party in Canada, on Jan. 3, 2009, under the title “Justice Will Reach All Those Who Are Complicit in War Crimes”. As of March 1/09, we did not receive even an acknowledgment from Mr. Ignatieff.
In the first part of your media release on “the situation in Israel and the Gaza Strip” dated December 29, 2008 you state: “I am greatly concerned by the deepening violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip and the fear and suffering on all sides that this mounting instability has caused.
The Liberal Party of Canada unequivocally condemns the rocket attacks launched by Hamas against Israeli civilians and calls for an immediate end to these attacks. We affirm Israel’s right to defend itself against such attacks, and also its right to exist in peace and security.” http://www.liberal.ca/story_15558_e.aspx
Your party “unequivocally condemns” Hamas, but not the government of Israel and its disproportionate military bombardments. Can you not see the double standard in your position? I am sure you are aware of who broke the cease-fire. If you cannot research these basic facts, then Canada is in real trouble if you become our Prime Minister.
I do NOT want to burden you with my side of the story, and I am not hopeful that you will change your position. Since your father’s involvement (George Ignatieff) in the UN Partition Plan in 1947, official Canadian policies have favored the aggressor (Israel and the Zionist Movement) against the victim (the Palestinian People).
However, I would like to remind you that the current Canadian government, as a signatory to the Fourth Geneva Convention, and your Liberal Party in government and in opposition are all complicit in Israeli war crimes by legitimizing and giving cover to these atrocities. History has shown that eventually justice will reach all those who commit and are complicit in war crimes; and just as previous war criminals were brought to the International Court of Justice, so to will Israel’s military generals and those who supported them be held accountable for their heinous actions.
By supporting these atrocities and war crimes, are you truly standing up “for Canada’s best interest”? Just to show you the contrast between your war-mongering position and the position of peace loving Israelis, I would like to forward the following message I just received from them (see below).
Chairperson, Canada Palestine Association www.cpavancouver.org
Co-Host, Voice of Palestine, Canada www.voiceofpalestine.ca