National Post: Kathryn Blaze Carlson: "Infidelity and the question of consent" (25/9/2010) “And then, over the summer, the notion of consent was catapulted into international headlines: An Israeli court convicted a Palestinian man of “rape by deception” after he pretended to be Jewish and had sex with a Jewish woman…In the instance of the Palestinian man in Israel, the judge ruled that the misrepresentation was indeed material to the woman’s consent and said she “would not have co-operated” had she known the truth.”
Toronto Sun: Salim Mansur: "Iran prez’s UN stunt smacks of Chavez" (24/9/2010) “Every now and then some demagogue or tyrant with hands bloodier than Macbeth’s takes the podium at the UN General Assembly and sanctimoniously, if not gleefully, announces the imminent death of capitalism, as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s president, did this week in New York City.”
Globe and Mail: Larry Shapiro (letter to the editor) "What it takes to negotiate" (27/9/2010) "Your editorial (Settle By Not Settling – Sept. 24) fairly sums up Israel’s responsibilities for creating a positive climate for successful peace talks with the Palestinians. But the Palestinians have some responsibilities too. …"
National Post: Alfonso Marin-Aponte (letter to the editor) "Trio of young readers: Israel’s flag is just fine" (28/9/2010) "The Star of David is not only the symbol of Judaism but also of the Jewish identity, which can be cultural in nature. Therefore, the question is not whether it is fair to the 24.4% that their country is being represented by a cultural symbol that they do not associate to, but whether the 75.5% that constitute the state of Israel have the right to put this symbol on their flag, a Jewish symbol dating back to post-Renaissance…."
Globe and Mail: Joel Winter (letter to the editor) "What it takes to negotiate" (27/9/2010) "Though I agree with your main point that Israel needs to stop the settlements, I disagree with the way you refer to the “Palestinian cult of victimization..”
Edmonton Sun: Orsest Sleopokura: "Letters, Sept .25” (25/9/2010) “Empty chairs stood where the Israeli delegation should have been during President Obama’s address to the 65th UN General Assembly. Its absence, which coincided with the second day of the Jewish holiday, Sukkot, was understandable if unfortunate…”
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