Saturday, December 18, 2010

Were YOU consulted about this waste of tax dollars?

Promoting Jewish Victimhood as a Guise for Victimising Palestinians

Last week the House of Commons unanimously passed a private member’s bill to establish a national Holocaust monument. While it is a good thing to commemorate the suffering of Jews in Europe, it is important to point out that uncritical support for Israel is part of the backdrop.

Edmonton Conservative MP, Tim Uppal, who introduced the private member’s bill, explained last year: “After I had decided on [accepting Minister Peter Kent’s proposal to put forward An Act to Establish a National Holocaust Monument], I ended up going to Israel with the Canada Israel Committee in July. Being there, and learning what I did about the Holocaust and Israel, just made me feel more reassured that this was the right thing to do and get this bill passed.”

Speaking in favour of the bill last week, Winnipeg NDP MP Jim Maloway also connected the planned monument to Israel. “I had the privilege and pleasure of traveling to Israel. … It was a very inspiring visit … I was amazed to see the progress made by Israel in turning deserts into productive lands and cultivating crops in the middle of the desert.”


Doug Plumb said...

Without checking your blog, I never would have known this and many other things about Israel. While I don't entirely agree with your viewpoints (or anyones in totality) I do appreciate your Israel centric view. We should all know something, and you do know this topic, and its a very important topic.

But I really want to hear what you think of Flagellum bacteria, being the only bio-science person I know of. I think the bacteria is incredibly important and that the hypothesis of irreduceable complexity holds water. It has strong implications in ethics and law.

Penny said...

The Israeli lobby strikes again!

Penny said...

happy new year!!
be good ;)

Doug Plumb said...

Maggie, what did you think of todays headlines ? Your favorite country has just discovered the motherload oil deposit off its shores. Is this a flashpoint to start ww3 ?

Happy New Year (not meaning to be facicious)

Magdelena said...

Happy new years to you both!

Doug, Israel doesn't care if it isn't their oil. They will just start another war, any excuse will do. It's their SOP.