Canadian Dimension: Israel lobby waging campaign to silence progressive, pro-Palestinian restaurant

Toronto eatery Foodbenders has courted significant controversy from pro-Israel advocates and lobby groups for denouncing Zionism and standing up for Palestinian rights and racial justice. Photo courtesy of Foodbenders. The Israel lobby has waged a remarkably successful campaign to bankrupt a small left-wing Toronto restaurant. Despite claiming to fight bigotry,

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Canadian Dimension: What is shaping Canada’s foreign policy: human rights, democracy or bankers’ bottom-line?

Self-proclaimed Interim President of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, speaks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. Photo by Dave Chan/AFP. Last week, Venezuelan politician Juan Guaidó was fêted in Ottawa. The self-declared president met with Justin Trudeau along with a number of other high ranking cabinet ministers including Foreign Affairs Minister

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