Canada silent as Israel raids Palestinian human rights offices in West Bank

Canada silent as Israel raids Palestinian human rights offices in West Bank

As published in the Hill Times: September 5, 2022

The recent Israeli raid on a Palestinian human rights office reminded me that Israel employed secret evidence in 2021 to categorize six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations. This is hardly news, since the Israeli state routinely targets Palestinians who dares advocate for themselves with any effectiveness.

LaFlamme Ousted from CTV

LaFlamme Ousted from CTV

As published in the Cape Breton Post: August 20, 2022 & the Hill Times: August 22, 2022

Feds’ approach to Israeli state is troubling, says Ottawa reader

Feds’ approach to Israeli state is troubling, says Ottawa reader

As published in the Hill Times: 6 July 2022

Canadian government’s “working definition of antisemitism”

The Canadian government’s embrace of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) “working definition of antisemitism” is troubling, given the government’s indifference to Israel’s illegal occupation of conquered Palestinian territory and ongoing defiance of the Geneva Convention and United Nations Resolutions.

Canadian governments embrace IHRA “Working Definition of antisemitism”

Canadian governments embrace IHRA “Working Definition of antisemitism”

Censoring free speech by falsely collating legitimate criticism of Israel’s territorial expansion and mistreatment of Palestinians with real antisemitism

As published by the Hampton Institute: June 22, 2022
https://www.hamptonthink.org/read/tag/morgan+duchesney

Canada Must Stop Supporting Israeli Weapons Industry

Canada Must Stop Supporting Israeli Weapons Industry

As published in the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) – June/July 2022

Canada recently signed a $36 million contract to buy Hermes Starliner drones from Elbit, an Israeli company that also manufactures the cluster bombs, bullets and corrosive white phosphorus shells used to attack both Hamas and civilians in Gaza.

Victoria Day Ripe for Royal Reflection

Victoria Day Ripe for Royal Reflection

As published in the Hill Times: May 25, 2022

As the memory of prince Charles’ Ottawa visit fades, I’m left wondering why he didn’t linger to celebrate Victoria Day. Perhaps he anticipated a barrage of awkward questions from those seeking redress for past royal misconduct?

Harper’s Israeli Foreign Legion

Harper’s Israeli Foreign Legion

As previously-published in the Leveller: Spring 2015

Recent revelations of Israeli soldiers protesting brutal IDF rules of engagement in Gaza cause me to question the Harper government’s narrow definition of terrorism. These soldiers had been ordered to shoot Palestinian women and children stranded in so-called “free fire zones” reminiscent of the Vietnam era. These dissident troops join other Israelis who refuse to participate in IDF violence in Gaza, East Jerusalem, the West Bank and on the Mediterranean Sea.

Biden’s Ukrainian Amnesia

Biden’s Ukrainian Amnesia

As published in the Hill Times, Ottawa Sun and Canadian News: March 2, 2022

According to U.S. President Biden, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is “…a premeditated attack…now he and his country will bear the consequences.”

The truth of these statements does not lessen their hypocrisy and indifference to similar U.S. conduct in the Middle East. Biden’s condemnation could easily apply to the haphazard 2003 invasion of Iraq, a nation with no hope of NATO membership or a shared border with Russia.

Royalty both Trivial and Irrelevant

Royalty both Trivial and Irrelevant

As published in the Hill Times: 6 December 2021

A recent headline stated that “Prince Charles rejects claim he queried skin tone of Harry and Meghan's child.” It seems that many Canadians consider such declarations newsworthy. On the other hand, many could care less what this guy thinks.

Blanchet’s Awkward Presence Goes Unchallenged

Blanchet’s Awkward Presence Goes Unchallenged

As published in the Hill Times: 22 September 2021

Every time a federal election occurs, I note federal candidates’ failure to challenge the Bloc’s presence in national campaigns and debates. Of course, I appreciate the electoral reality that Quebec votes are key to any majority government.

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