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Friday, 25 December 2009 04:22
Haroon Siddiqui  "This is the new McCarthyism," says Independent Jewish Voices, a small dissident group. "If you don't toe the government line, you get your funding cut." Kenney had similarly axed funding for the Canadian Arab Federation after its president attacked Ottawa's backing of the Israeli invasion of Gaza. (Penalizing the group for its leader's ill-chosen words was also hypocritical, given that Kenney had invoked free speech to defend an odious anti-Islamic screed.) In Harper's hands, Canada has gone from backing every Israeli action, including the 2006 invasion of Lebanon, to waging a campaign of intimidation and punishment here at home on behalf of Israel.
 

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