CBC serves the interests of the Mubarak dictatorship?‏

By Hanna Kawas

The report today by Mark Kelley on CBC Newsworld (http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/1221258968/ID=1779295850) was misleading and serves the interests of the Mubarak dictatorship. No foreign journalist was threatened until yesterday when the “Mubarak thugs”, as CNN report Ben Wedeman called them, took to the streets and started attacking people. Even foreign governments, including our own, managed to grasp that it is Mubarak supporters who are trying to shut down the foreign media.… Read more

By Hanna Kawas

The report today by Mark Kelley on CBC Newsworld (http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/1221258968/ID=1779295850) was misleading and serves the interests of the Mubarak dictatorship. No foreign journalist was threatened until yesterday when the “Mubarak thugs”, as CNN report Ben Wedeman called them, took to the streets and started attacking people. Even foreign governments, including our own, managed to grasp that it is Mubarak supporters who are trying to shut down the foreign media.… Read more

Letter to the Editor of the Ottawa Citizen Regarding the “Haters’ Test”

In response to the Ottawa Citizen’s attack on NDP MP Libby Davies
By Hanna Kawas

The Ottawa Citizen “Haters’ test” http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Haters+test/3139300/story.html, published June 11, 2010 is misleading, lacking in historic facts and crudely apologizes for Israeli occupation and discrimination. I am going to burden you with some documentation and references the Ottawa Citizen editors did not want to bother with.

Before 1948, there was no state of Israel.… Read more

MP Irwin Cotler: “Canada remained (at Durban I) at the request of the Israeli government”

From a Facebook post on Dec. 4, 2009:

The loyalty war for Israel between the two main Canadian parties, the Conservatives and the Liberals, is heating up and in the process, exposing many facts. One of them is that Canada stayed at the Durban I conference not to further the anti racism agenda, but “at the request of the Israeli government” to further another country’s agenda in implementing apartheid, ethnic cleansing and war crimes against the Palestinian people.… Read more

Letter to the Editor of the Georgia Straight Regarding Israeli Wines

The following letter was sent to the Georgia Straight on Feb. 15, 2008.

It might interest your readers to know that the “new-generation Israeli wines” that Jurgen Gothe was promoting (Feb. 14/08) are literally fruit from the vines of Israeli occupation. We recently sent a letter to the BC Liquor Distribution Branch on this very subject which they have responded to claiming this matter is not under their “jurisdiction” and they offer products on a commercial demand basis.… Read more

CKNW: It is not Balance, it is Dishonesty‏

Israeli Ambassador given double time on Vancouver Radio Station‏

July 18, 2005

Peter Warren

Bill Good Show, CKNW

Dear Mr. Warren:

I wish to register my outrage at the way I was dealt with this morning on the Bill Good show. When I was contacted by your producer, I was told that the Israeli ambassador would be on from 9 – 9:30 am and then I would follow with another segment from 9:30 to 10:00 to give the Palestinian perspective.… Read more

Letter to the Editor, The Globe and Mail

By Gary Keenan

Dear editor:

Barbara Hodgson’s excellent letter (More than a Memory, Oct. 8) regarding renowned British Arabist Gertrude Bell brings to mind the fact that the Middle East may well have been spared several decades of violence, death, and destruction if British Prime Minister Lloyd George had heeded her wise words regarding the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

While serving with British intelligence in Cairo, Ms.… Read more

Open Letter to Sarah Efron Regarding the “Peace It Together” Camp

The following letter was sent to Sarah Efron, a freelance journalist, regarding reporting about the “Peace It Together” camp held this summer in Vancouver. The camp brought Israeli and Palestinian teenagers to Vancouver from the Middle East and received alot of attention in the local media as a step towards reconciliation in the region. It was also well received by local Zionists.Read more

Letter to the Editor, The Vancouver Sun

By Gary Keenan

Letters editor, The Vancouver Sun
Dear editor:

Re: Guest Editorial, “In the global war, Islam isn’t the enemy; Islamism is,” Sept. 3.

The Ottawa Citizen guest editorial’s contention that al-Qaida hates the U.S. “because of what it is – namely, a capitalist democracy that embraces religious freedom, women’s rights and MTV” rather than “because of its foreign policy” was rejected by the U.S.… Read more

Open letter to Mr. Andrew Holota, Editor of the Leader (Surrey/N.Delta)

By Hanna Kawas

Dear Mr. Holota:

In an editorial on April 23, 2003 in the Surrey/North Delta Leader, under the title ‘What didn’t happen’, you wrote: “Well, there it is then. Nothing left to do in Iraq but rebuild the country, unify diametrically opposed sects of Muslims, create a democracy instead of a fundamentalist theocracy, convince the Kurds they don’t want their own country, convince Syria to show Hezbollah the door, and make peace between Israel and Palestine.”… Read more

“Feedback on Evil Brain’s Wall”, letter to the editor of The Westender

By Gary Keenan

Dear editor,

Kudos to columnist Brian Peterson for his insightful and much needed column regarding Israel’s construction of an apartheid fence or wall around the occupied Palestinian West Bank.

Apart from inspiring increased armed resistance, including terrorism, by illegally encroaching on more Palestinian land and water resources, the fence also demonstrates the utter bankruptcy of Zionism.

It is now 107 years since Theodor Herzl et al.… Read more