CBC News Network: Anchor: “Mideast talks in crisis” (8/12/2010) "Mahmoud Abbas says Middle East peace talks are in crisis because of the resumed construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. The Palestinian leader made the comment after the United States admitted it has failed to get Israel to stop building there. Construction started again in September after a ten-month freeze on building expired. Israel’s coalition government couldn’t get the votes for an extension, but the United States has vowed to find other ways in the very near future to bring the two sides together." Clip not available
Global National: Anchor: : “Saudi Arabia wanted army deployed Lebanon: Wikileaks” (8/12/2010) “A U.S. diplomat says Saudi Arabia proposed an Arab army be deployed to in 2008 to dispatch Hezbollah." Clip not available
CBC News Now: Anchor: “Saudi Arabia wanted Hezbollah out of Lebanon: Wikileaks” (8/12/2010) "Among the thousands of classified messages found in the Wikileaks releases, there’s one that suggests Saudi Arabia propose sending an Arab-led force in to Lebanon two years ago to destroy Hezbollah.." Clip not available
Windsor Star: Nabil Tabbara (letter to the editor): "Where is Israel’s freedom of speech?" (9/12/2010) "It would take a very long list to describe the errors Mr. Sowell planted in his article. It is sufficient to give the example of a respected scientist and professor like Noam Chomsky, who was denied entry to Israel because of what Israelis expected him to talk about. Yes, he is an American Jewish citizen. Is this the freedom of speech Mr. Sowell is hoping the Americans learn from the Israelis? Is this the criteria for "screening" people at airports that he is advocating? Ignoring Mr. Sowell’s doubtful agenda, I wonder why would The Star publish such a misguiding article. I thought there was much more relevant and real news going on." Send a letter to the editor
Windsor Star: Bilal Dadar (letter to the editor) "Human rights ignored in the name of ‘security’" (9/12/2010) "This article suggests that North American airports follow the model of Israeli airport security standards, which eschew “political correctness” to exercise profiling and harsh interrogation techniques against a target racial group. Unfortunately, the article ignores numerous human rights abuses that have taken place at Ben Gurion Airport in the name of “security” and the effects on the Arab population of Israel as they undergo separate security procedures and harsh scrutiny based solely on their race." Send a letter to the editor
Windsor Star: MOHAMEDARIF M. JAGANI (letter to the editor) "Human rights ignored in the name of ‘security’" (9/12/2010) "This article appears to be authored by a far-right-wing-minded individual. It is truly an embodiment of what has gone wrong with America as the results of the recent midterm elections show. Why should a Canadian newspaper entertain such ideas as justifying racial profiling in the name of security? That the state of Israel engages in state-sponsored terrorism that includes racial profiling on a routine basis should be cause of concern to people with Canadian values, of which human rights are foremost, bar none. So when this author peddles the idea that we should actually adopt such values from the Israeli model, it is simply despicable. Don’t our democratic principles state that rather the guilty go free than the innocent be punished? So why should we scapegoat someone simply because they appear to be Muslims or jihadists and trample all over their values and freedoms in the name of security? I have to applaud the idea of the new scanner technology, which is both advanced and treats everyone the same way. There should simply be no reason to compromise Canadian values." Send a letter to the editor
Mike is the Executive Director of HonestReporting Canada and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization, its financial management and project development. A seventeen-year veteran of the Canadian journalism industry, Mike was a former editor-in-chief, reporter, and anchor of various news programs and publications. Mike's focus is on delivering efficiency and professionalism as HRC moves into new technological and geographical spheres. Mike is a human rights expert and a frequent on-air commentator. His work has been published in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Toronto Star, CBC News and more.