At a newsstand in Tel Aviv, I was looking for a copy of the day’s Ha’aretz, the left-of-centre daily, when an American-born senior advised me to buy the Jerusalem Post, which is centre-right. When I refused, he launched into a diatribe about the Arabs, claiming it was futile to re-enter […]
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Having just returned from Israel, Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler recently described what he calls the “critical mass of threat unlike anything that we have seen” surrounding that country. “It’s one thing when you’re reading about it, it’s another thing when it’s happening literally next door,” he said in his […]
The decision by world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking to pull out of a major Israeli conference gives a boost to that murky, one-sided campaign known as BDS: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. For those who support guarantees for a safe and secure Israel alongside a Palestinian state as part of […]
It was short but brutal, the eight-day war in November that pit fighters from various factions in Hamas-led Gaza against Israel. The toll: 150 Palestinians and five Israelis dead, plenty of pain and misery on both sides. Both sides were ready. It just took a spark, which was provided when […]
It was one of the most electric moments in the years I spent as a student at McGill University. On January 31, 1961, Hillel House on Peel St. was packed with students and professors who were sitting on tables and stairs to hear controversial British historian Sir Arnold Toynbee debate […]
Controversial author Peter Beinart is coming to Montreal to outline his views on the future of Israel, as described in his recent book the Crisis of Zionism. A Rhodes Scholar and former editor of The New Republic, Beinart argues that a democratic Israel must end the occupation of the West […]
BY: IRWIN BLOCK Israel is seen as a society beset by seemingly insurmountable obstacles, challenges and threats. Based on what we see and read in the media, life in the “promised land” would seem to be unlivable. But on the streets of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, there is a […]