The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 17

March 17, 2017
  • Israel declared the Palestine Liberation Organization’s main financial body a terrorist organization on Thursday, infuriating the Palestinians as U.S. President Donald Trump’s envoy wrapped up his first visit to the region. The fund makes monthly payments to about 35,000 families of Palestinians killed and wounded in its long-running conflict with Israel, including suicide bombers and other militants who targeted civilians and soldiers. See CTV News’ coverage.
  • Over at the Journal, the newspaper of Queen’s University, writer Erika Streisfield comments on how the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel has Queen’s students and faculty split on how to approach the issue.
  • The Toronto Sun has coverage on how Israel is awarding its highest honour to the founder of a Jewish settler group that the Obama administration had condemned for stoking Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
  • IPolitics reports that three lobbyists at Hill and Knowlton have registered to lobby the Canadian government for an Israeli drone manufacturer, according to new filings from the federal lobbying registry.

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