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Eye Weekly: Chris Bilton: "Wards to watch" (25/08/2010) “Martin Gladstone, the man behind the documentary film that provoked the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid–Pride Toronto debacle, is also running in this ward.”
Calgary Herald: George Will via Washington Post: "The Mideast peace process is a mirage" (26/08/2010) “The biggest threat to peace might be the peace process – or, more precisely, the illusion that there is one. Immersion in this region’s politics can convince those immersed that history is cyclical rather than linear – that it is not one thing after another but the same thing over and over. This passes for good news because things that do change, such as weapons, often make matters worse. A profound change, however, is this: Talk about the crisis between Israel and “the Arab world” is anachronistic. Israel has treaties with two Arab nations, Egypt and Jordan, and Israel’s most lethal enemy is Iran, which is not an Arab state. It and another nonArab nation, Turkey, are eclipsing the Arab world, where 60 per cent of the population of 300 million is under 25, and 26 per cent of that cohort is unemployed. The prerequisites for Arab progress – freedom, education and the emancipation of women – are not contemplated” Send a letter to the editor
24 Hours: Reuters: "Sarkozy warns Iran to make a deal" (26/08/2010) "French President Nicolas Sarkozy told Iran on Wednesday that failure to reach a credible agreement over its nuclear program would force world powers to mobilize to protect threatened states in the region."
Canada Free Press: Daniel Greenfield: "The Media’s Anti-Semitic Hate Machine" (26/08/2010) “The Nazi propaganda rag Der Sturmer may have gone out of publication around the time that the Fuhrer’s ashes were smoldering in his bunker beneath the Wilhelmstrasse, but its motto is present today in almost every liberal newspaper in the Western world. Der Sturmer’s daily invocation of “Die Juden sind unser Unglück!” or “The Jews are our misfortune!” is omnipresent in the media coverage of almost anything involving the Middle East or Islamic terrorism.”
Ottawa Citizen: Staff: "Top Picks For The Week" (26/08/2010) "Israeli writer-director Samuel Maoz based his film Lebanon on his own experiences in a tank in Israel’s war in Lebanon in 1982. Described as a harrowing soldier’s-eye view of war, the film won the Golden Lion award at the 2009 Venice Film Festival and was praised by a New York Times critic for its "creative audacity, the precision of its psychological portrait
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