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June 21, 2012


Israel’s Watergate


Atara Beck

Israel CorrespondentJERUSALEM – Not only is the claim that Israel steals water from the Palestinians a flagrant lie, but the exact opposite is true – Palestinians are stealing water from Israel, and Israel provides the Palestinians with plenty of water, says American attorney Mark Langfan, whose findings were recently confirmed by a detailed Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) fact sheet regarding the water issues in the West Bank, published by the Civil Administration of Judea and Samaria.


Trudeau tikkun olam tweet earns Conservative rebuke


Joanne Hill
CorrespondentTORONTO – Cabinet Minister Jason Kenney’s press secretary has lashed out at Papineau MP Justin Trudeau’s accusation that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government does not believe in tikkun olam.

Trudeau tweeted on June 15: “The real problem I have with Stephen Harper’s (and the CPC’s) worldview? He doesn’t believe in ‘tikkun olam.’”


Irish filmmaker’s experimental doc turns him into a Zionist


Joanne Hill
CorrespondentTORONTO-MONTREAL – Irish filmmaker Nicky Larkin was peppered with critiques and questions following screenings of his documentary, Forty Shades of Grey, last week in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.

Larkin, who said he “came out as a Zionist” earlier this year, engaged with audiences after showings of his experimental film, which were co-sponsored by the Free Thinking Film Society, and B’nai Brith Canada and in Montreal also Chabad of the Town.


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