Meir Panim Gives the Gift of Camp to Hundreds of Impoverished Children.
A pro-Palestinian group in Canada, calling Ehud Barak an “Israel war criminal,” is protesting a visit by the former Israeli prime minister.
The Canada-Palestine Association is among pro-Palestinian groups in British Columbia protesting an economic conference to be held in suburban Vancouver at the end of the month that Barak is scheduled to attend. It said in an open letter that bringing Barak to the Surrey Regional Economic Summit was “like inviting a bank robber and killer with blood on his hands to address the banking industry.”
City Councilor Linda Hepner of Surrey told the Canadian Jewish News that the economic summit was nonpolitical and the protests of the Canada-Palestine Association, the Canadian Boat to Gaza and Independent Jewish Voices were not influencing them.
“It’s all about an economic summit, not a political platform,” Hepner told the Canadian Jewish News. “We’re thrilled to have the three former prime ministers here for the occasion.”
Barak will be joined by former Australian Prime Minister Jullia Gillard and former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Feb. 27.
The letter criticizes Barak for the 1988 assassination of Khalil al-Wazir, the co-founder of the Palestinian political party and terror movement Fatah, and for alleged “war crimes” committed during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip during the winter of 2008 and 2009, during which Barak served as Israel’s defense minister.
About the Author:
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick strongly condemns Tuesday’s visit by Israeli Arab MKs to the ancient site.
The police acted out of “zero tolerance.” Arabs screaming “slaughter Jews” were not arrested.
The Secretary is visiting Egypt, but stopping off in Israel would only give ammunition to Congressmen opposing the nuclear deal with Iran.
Both civilian and military assistance is being delayed, and Hamas is having a tough time dealing with it.
Rumsfeld tweeted on Monday: “Releasing spy Jonathan Pollard doesn’t make the #IranDeal any less of a disaster for Israel & the free world.”
High Court ordered the “illegal” building to be torn down. Bayit Yehudi MK threatens to tear down coalition government.
Aliyah is up 11% compared to 2014; More than 20,000 French Jews have arrived in Israel over the past five years.
The Russians and the Syrians also discussed cooperation with Chinese companies to increase oil and gas digging in Syrian fields which are safe from rebel attacks.
The purpose of the expedition is to bring Jewish traditions to Jews who are far from the culture.
A Magen David Adom ambulance was attacked Monday night as it traveled in the Hebron Hills.
French far-right politician Jean-Marie Le Pen has been indicted over his remarks about gas chambers.
US Pres. Obama exults, “I am the first Kenyan-American to become president of the US.”
This appears to be a strategic switch away from Mylan, which was fighting the Teva takeover.
More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]
New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]
“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.
Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.
Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/canadian-pro-palestinian-group-protesting-ehud-barak-visit/2014/02/26/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: