National Post: AFP: "Peace talks will not continue ‘for a single day’ without settlment freeze: Abbas" (21/9/2010) "Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, said yesterday he will not take part in U.S.-backed peace talks “for a single day” if Israel does not extend a freeze on settlement building at the month’s end. “The negotiations will continue as long as the settlement [construction] remains frozen, but I am not prepared to negotiate an agreement for a single day more,” he said. Mr. Abbas is to give a speech at the UN General Assembly in New York this week about “efforts to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land since 1967 to create an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital,” his spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina said." Write a letter to the editor
Globe and Mail: AP: "Smoke signals" (21/9/2010) "A Palestinian worker collects charcoal in the northern West Bank village of Yabed, Monday. More than a thousand Palestinian families in the village depend on charcoal production as their main source of income."
CBC.ca: "Quebec cartoon draws ire of Jewish group" (21/9/2010) “B’nai Brith Canada is asking a Quebec newspaper to pull from its website a political cartoon that appears to depict the Star of David on the Parliament Buildings. The Jewish community organization called the cartoon, which ran in the print edition of Le Droit in Gatineau and online at cyberpresse.ca, anti-Semitic propaganda. The group is also demanding an apology from the newspaper.” Post a comment onlineRecommend this story
CBC.ca: Richard Handler: "Squirming our way through the Age of Rethink" (21/9/2010) "Just before Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic wrangled the confession out of Castro that Cuban socialism did not work anymore, he wrote an article on Israel that suggested the Jewish state may attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. Goldberg doesn’t agree with this action, and even outright hawks are squirming about lesser evils. Let Iran go nuclear? Live with it, contain it? All choices seem to be dangerous and potential actions full of unintended consequences." Submit an online comment
Globe and Mail.ca: "Israel warns IAEA it will not accept Arab-led nuclear arms proposal" (21/9/2010) “Israel said on Tuesday an Arab-led campaign to single it out at the UN atomic watchdog could undermine any arms control measures in the Middle East.” Submit an online comment Press Release: "CJFE and PEN Canada Deeply Concerned about Death Sentence for Canadian in Iran" (21/9/2010) "Two leading Canadian free expression organizations have confirmed reports that Canadian Iranian blogger Hossein Derakhshan may face the death sentence." Today’s Radio & Television News About Israel
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McGill Tribune: Vicky Tobianah: "The Extremism Cycle" (21/9/2010) “On his blog for the New Republic, the neo-liberal magazine he owns and edits, Marty Peretz recently wrote of American Muslims: "I wonder whether I need honour these people and pretend that they are worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment which I have in my gut the sense that they will abuse." This shocking and seemingly racist line, which he later apologized for, is an example of how the always-difficult debate on the role of Islam in American culture has recently become even more difficult, and more uncomfortable.”
The Concordian: Editorial: "Should we just get rid of the Internet?" (21/9/2010) “Another Facebook story includes an Israeli soldier posting photos of her posting with bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoners. Inappropriate? Disrespectful? Reminiscent of Abu Ghraib? Some sure thought so, because the incident drew criticism and likely worsened tensions in an already tense situation.”
Hamilton Spectator: Steve Arnold: "Fearless labour advocate Peter Leibovitch dies" (21/9/2010) "That willingness didn’t falter even if the cause was unpopular with the majority of his own community – as shown by his support for the pro-Palestinian group Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)… “Peter had a Jewish religious upbringing in Montreal that was heavily concerned with social justice and he wanted to put those ideals to the test,” Stone said. “I think he saw that for the Palestinians those ideals weren’t being met."
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