Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Other Special Relationship…

Yesterday was another occasion to watch one of Jeera’s instalments of the excellent ‘Fault Lines’ series (Avi Lewis and John Rushing). Watch among other things how Canada’s Jason Kenny managed to withdraw funding from the ‘wrong’ ‘pro-Palestinian advocacy’ group…

Jeera’s own plug:

In Canada, a high-stakes battle is being waged
between a powerful pro-Israel lobby close to the conservative government, and a growing Palestinian solidarity movement that calls Israel an apartheid state that should be subject to boycott, divestment and sanctions.

But there is one point on which both sides agree: over the past five or six years, Canada has become one of Israel's most fervent supporters on the world stage. What are the implications for a country that has traditionally been seen as more of an honest-broker in the Israel-Palestinian conflict than the US, its more powerful neighbour to the south?

On this episode of Fault Lines, Avi Lewis opens a window into the debate over Canada-Israel: The other special relationship.

Or watch it


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