Star's Haroon Siddiqui Taken to Task by Post Letter Writers

In the National Post today, Haroon Siddiqui was taken to task for his anti-Israel animus. The Toronto Star’s editorial page editor emeritus – well known for his anti-Israel polemics – was eviscerated by several letter writers:  

How an Arab-Israeli Politician's Efforts Inadvertently Dispel the "Apartheid" Myth

HRC’s latest Huffington Post Canada commentary published today takes Toronto Star columnist Haroon Siddiqui to task while dispelling the “Apartheid” slander against Israel. Read our full op-ed immediately below: Huffington Post Canada: Mike Fegelman: “How an Arab-Israeli Politician’s Efforts Inadvertently Dispel the “Apartheid” Myth” Jamal Zahalka is a shining example of why Israel is not an […]

Dear Haroon Sidiqui: What Do You Think of Palestine House Now?

On December 1, Toronto Star columnist Haroon Siddiqui sharply criticized the Harper government for cutting funding to Palestine House last year. The Harper government had indicated it would cease funding of the Palestinian non-profit due to concerns of its “pattern of support for extremism”. The government stated Palestine House aligned itself with terrorist causes, including […]

HRC Prompts Toronto Star Correction to Remedy Haroon Siddiqui Error

Today, HonestReporting Canada staff prompted a commendable correction in the Toronto Star. The publication atoned for an error by columnist Haroon Siddiqui who in a recent May 6 column incorrectly claimed that Israel has detained more than 1,500 Palestinian under administrative detention, whereas only 300 Palestinians have been jailed under administrative detention, a legal process where for […]