The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – April 6

April 6, 2017
  • Also at the Post, check out Gary Clement’s cartoon on the Syrian gas attack:
  • Interesting tid bit from Globe and Mail reporter Tu Thanh Ha about the legal conventions against the use of chemical weapons: “Syria was already one of the states that signed the Geneva Protocol of 1925, which prohibits the use of asphyxiating, poisonous or other gases in warfare. The only reservation Syria made when it signed the protocol in 1968 was that its ratification did not imply a recognition of another party to the protocol, Israel.”

  • At Exclaim!, learn about how a Britney Spears concert delayed a Labor party election: “Though Britney Spears has been known to encourage political participation by telling concertgoers to “vote, bitch!,” the pop star won’t be delivering the same message to members of the Israeli Labor Party, which has moved its primary election due to Spears’s performance.” 
  • Now Magazine features “A guide to Canada’s anti-Islamic groupsRecent anti-Muslim protests organized by a tightly knit circle of far-right groups test Toronto’s reputation for inclusion.”
  • Big yawn, Members of Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) UBC are currently holding a demonstration outside the AMS Student Nest, reports the Ubyssey.
  • Bernie Farber at IPolitics penned a commentary entitled: “How does a pundit get neo-Nazi fans? This is how.” Farber writes that: “Recently, McInnes was sent on a “fact-finding” trip to Israel through Rebel Media and it’s commander-in-chief, Ezra Levant. His videos following this journey to the Jewish state range from unhinged rants against Jews to a defence of Holocaust deniers.”


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