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No coincidence that Canadian PM Harper heckled as he skewered BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:10am
Canadian PM Harper Knesset heckled

Everyone knows that Israel’s Knesset is a particularly contentious place, where views are shouted out with great emotion.  I don’t believe they have the floor brawls that take place elsewhere, but it’s not a place where rhetoric is held back.

But when foreign dignitaries visit, that’s a different matter entirely.

I noted the other...

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Canadian PM Harper: Academic boycott part of “mutation of the old disease of anti-Semitism”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 20, 2014 at 12:58pm
Canadian PM Harper Knesset 2

You can now add Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the growing chorus who recognize the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement for what it is — as former Harvard President Lawrence Summers put it, anti-Semitism “in effect” if not “in intent.”

Harper addressed the Knesset today, and voiced unflinching support for Israel (video...

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Oh, courageous Canada at the U.N.!

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:43am

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird gave a very strong speech (embedded at bottom of post) yesterday at the United Nations against the “nonmember” status for “Palestine,” in violation of the Oslo Accords.

Canada is following up that rhetoric,Canada recalling diplomats from...

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Oh Canada

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 10:25am

Robin Williams once said of Canada, “it’s like a loft apartment overlooking a really great party.” But a study released this week said that while the U.S. has been partying, it appeared that Canadians’ net worth had leaped ahead of Americans’:

The average Canadian has quietly become richer than the average American....

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Rhode Island of the North

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:22am

I’ve written many times about Rhode Island’s public sector pension problem, which is like an albatross hung around the necks of taxpayers. 

Although some reforms have been made, retiring at a relatively early age on full or near full salary forevever has created an absurd situation of retirees, many of whom go...

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I hereby take back all Canada jokes

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:34am

In a draft statement the G-8 nations were set to echo Obama’s call for negotiations based on the 1967 borders, the same framework which caused outrage in the U.S. Congress:

 Group of Eight leaders will give “str...
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