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[27 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on O Canada or O Israel? | ]

By Hanna Kawas. The following open letter was sent to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario MPPs under the title: Is It “O Canada” or “O Israel”?.
Open Letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Ontario MPPs
We learned with concern about the unanimous passing of a motion in the Ontario legislature (30/107 MPPs in attendance) introduced by Progressive Conservative MPP Peter Shurman (Thornhill) on Feb. 25, 2010 to condemn the annual Israel Apartheid Week.
Mr. Shurman was quoted as saying that he wants “the name changed. It’s just wrong” and that …

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[16 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Boycott Cactus Club | ]
Boycott Cactus Club

Don’t Drink with Apartheid, It’ll Surely Ruin your Appetite!

Cactus Club, a chain of restaurants in Western Canada, is carrying one of the Galil wines labelled from Israel on its wine list. Despite several attempts to engage with their management on this issue (see letter below), they have not even acknowledged receiving our messages; rather, they have chosen to ignore the human rights principles at stake. We must let Cactus Club know that many of its customers find this offensive and that it will affect our decision to patronize their restaurants.