Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff made the following statement in 2002 when he was still calling himself an American. In those years he used “we” several times referring to himself ..until the cynical Liberals brought back the saviour and parachuted him to the leadership of the party.Then he backed off what he said in 2002:
When I looked down at the West Bank and the settlement like Crusader forts occupying the high ground at the Israek security cordon along the Jordan river closing off the Palestinian lands from Jordan I knew I was not looking down atb a sate or the beginnings of one but at a Bantustan one of those pseudo-staes created in the dying years of apartheid to keep the African population under control.
Compare this with his motherhood lies last week about Israeli Apartheid week when he sated that those particiapting in the week were ”attemting to demonize and undermine the legitimacy of the Jewish state.”
Iggy of course was bitten badly during the Lebanon war and the Israeli lobby almost decapitated him.Once bitten , twice shy. Read this nonsense. It’s no wonder even with Harper at the helm the Libs can’’t challenge.
“On university campuses across the country this week, Israeli Apartheid Week will once again attempt to demonize and undermine the legitimacy of the Jewish state. It is part of a global campaign of calls for divestment, boycotts and proclamations, and it should be condemned unequivocally and absolutely.
Apartheid is defined, in international law, as a crime against humanity. Israeli Apartheid Week is a deliberate attempt to portray the Jewish state as criminal.
The activities planned for the week will single out Jewish and Israeli students. They will be made to feel ostracized and even physically threatened in the very place where freedom should be paramount — on a university campus.
Let us be clear: criticism of Israeli government policy is legitimate. Wholesale condemnation of the State of Israel and the Jewish people is not legitimate. Not now, not ever.
The very premise of Israeli Apartheid Week runs counter to our shared values of mutual respect and tolerance, regardless of nationality, race or creed. It is an attempt to heighten the tensions in our communities around the tragic conflict in the Middle East.
On behalf of the Liberal party of Canada and the Parliamentary caucus, I urge all Canadians to join with us in condemning Israeli Apartheid Week, and to reject, in principle, all forms of anti-Semitism, racism and intolerance, both within this country and around the world.”