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Montreal Simon: Robert Fisk: Why Harper’s Blind Support of Israel is Dangerous

Last week I wrote that Stephen Harper's threat to use hate laws against Canadians who peacefully protest the actions of Israel's brutish Netanyahu regime, was the first shadow of a police state. Now Robert Fisk, the distinguished Middle East correspondent, has taken that criticism a step further.By calling Harper's blind support of Israel both . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Robert Fisk: Why Harper’s Blind Support of Israel is Dangerous

Montreal Simon: The Con Regime and the First Shadows of a Police State

When I saw this photo during the hearings into Bill C-51 it sent a chill down my spine.Because that posse is a horrible combination of stupidity and brute force, it looks like something out of a police state, or Pinochet's Chile.And I knew those three amigos would lead us to a bad place.And sure . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Con Regime and the First Shadows of a Police State

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and Benjamin Netanyahu’s Phony Phone Call

Lordy. If I didn't know Stephen Harper and Benjamin Netanyahu so well I'd swear their legendary love affair is heading for the International Divorce Court.

Instead of the International Criminal Court.

At least judging by what Harper says he told Netanyahu on the phone today. Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Benjamin Netanyahu and the Apartheid State

Benjamin Netanyahu may have won the Israeli election, by using fear and racism to get people to vote for him.Like his good buddy Stephen Harper is trying to do in Canada.But it is tuning out to be a pyrrhic victory.For while he may deny he is a racist. Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Benjamin Netanyahu and Stephen Harper’s Netanyahu Moment

Benjamin Netanyahu is as any decent person knows, a brutish right-wing demagogue, a racist, and a war criminal.And his victory in yesterday's Israeli election couldn't be more tragic. Or have left the Middle East and his own country more deeply wounded. Read more »

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Montreal Simon: Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech and the Cowardice of Stephen Harper

Well it couldn't have been a more grotesque spectacle, the war criminal Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the U.S. Congress, and claiming that all he's interested in is peace.When the only reason he was there was to try to improve his chances of winning the next Israeli election, try to start a war with Iran, and . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech and the Cowardice of Stephen Harper

Montreal Simon: Why Benjamin Netanyahu Could End Up Hurting Stephen Harper

Oh. My. Gorilla. I see Benjamin Netanyahu has begun his controversial visit to the United States.Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the US to argue against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Mr Netanyahu says the deal would be inadequate to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. He is due to give . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Benjamin Netanyahu Could End Up Hurting Stephen Harper

Montreal Simon: Benjamin Netanyahu and Stephen Harper’s Iran Bomb Problem

Well I'm sure you remember the day that Benjamin Netanyahu turned up at the United Nations with a crude cartoon bomb to claim that Iran could have a nuclear weapon within months.And managed to scare most of the world AND the Road Runner…

And I'm sure you also remember how Stephen Harper used . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Benjamin Netanyahu and Stephen Harper’s Iran Bomb Problem

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Hugely Embarrassing Jewish Problem

The fuse has been burning ever since Benjamin Netanyahu set out to make Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people has been approved by cabinet despite warnings that the move risks undermining the country’s democratic character. Opponents, including some cabinet ministers, . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Hugely Embarrassing Jewish Problem

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Nobel Peace Prize nomination “a disgrace and insult”

A fast-growing online petition on Change.org is calling on the Norwegian Nobel Committee to reject Prime Minister’s Stephen Harper’s pending nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for his unequivocal support of Israel.

The post Harper Nobel Peace Prize nomination “a disgrace and insult” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: Why Stephen Harper Is Not A Real Friend of Israel

He likes to pose as Israel's best friend. Or as Benjamin Netanyahu's best buddy. And would have us believe that supporting the right-wing Netanyahu regime is the best way to support Israel.When it is not, for as Tony Burman points out, Harper's buddy Benny may be the only winner of the savage War on . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Why Stephen Harper Is Not A Real Friend of Israel

Politics and its Discontents: The Obscenity Called Gaza

The New York Times’ columnist, Richard Cohen, offers some brilliant insights into the Gaza conundrum, a place he calls, “an open-air prison for 1.8-million people.”

“…more than 300 children are dead, killed in a month-long Israeli bombardment. Each of those children has a name, a family. Several were killed in a recent shelling of a . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Obscenity Called Gaza

The Canadian Progressive: On Twitter, Stephen Harper Doesn’t Follow Benjamin Netanyahu

Stephen Harper is Israel’s most unequivocal cheerleader. And yet, he doesn’t follow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter.

The post On Twitter, Stephen Harper Doesn’t Follow Benjamin Netanyahu appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: The Horror of Gaza and the Crimes of Stephen Harper

The situation in couldn't be bleaker or more horribly symbolic.The brutal Israeli assault on Gaza continues.The lights have gone out. Efforts to end the violence are going nowhere. And Stephen Harper's Middle East policy couldn't be less helpful or more criminal. Read more »

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Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Will Harper’s Red Scare Become the Pink Blush of Embarrassment?

“The development of mutually advantageous and constructive relations with Israel in the political, economic, humanitarian and other fields was and will remain the priority of Russia’s foreign policy.” — President Vladimir Putin

Journalist Jered Feldschreiber wrote recently of the friendly relationship between Russia and Israel, despite the fact that Putin was selling arms . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Will Harper’s Red Scare Become the Pink Blush of Embarrassment?

LeDaro: Stephen and Benjamin’s Rendezvous

Does Netanyahu really speak for “all of the people of Israel” as he claims here? Many in the country feel his hardline stands are counterproductive for both the Palestinians and for Israel, counterproductive to peace. Nonetheless, the hardline Netanyahu was positively beaming in his introduction of Stephen Harper, who has given blind support to . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Stephen and Benjamin’s Rendezvous

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Bromance From Hell

When I saw this picture published tonight by the Con Ministry of Propaganda and Disinformation, I have to admit I was conflicted eh?

On the one hand I despise both Stephen Harper and Benjamin Netanyahu for being vicious Cons and demagogues, who would lead their countries to disaster, and the world to war.But on . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper and the Bromance From Hell

LeDaro: Stephen Harper and Benjamin Netanyahu: Love Affair

Both Harper and Netanyahu are singing songs for each other. I could not find the video where Netanyahu talks about his love for Stephen Harper and Canada. Below is a video about Harper’s love affair with Zionism and Israel. According to CBC News Harper is taking some 200 business people with him to Israel on . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Stephen Harper and Benjamin Netanyahu: Love Affair

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Outrageous Middle East Junket

When I first heard that Stephen Harper was going to visit Israel, his spiritual homeland, at first I was amused.I figured it was just another excuse to escape the Senate scandal. And I couldn't wait to see him driving his getaway burro through the streets of Jerusalem.Trying to look like a Canadian Messiah. Instead . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Outrageous Middle East Junket

Politics and its Discontents: In His Master’s Voice?

I didn’t realize that John Baird and Benjamin Netanyahu were so close:

The 2:20 mark especially shows their affinity:

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wRanter.com: A clear message to the world

FB.Event.subscribe(‘edge.create’, function(response) { _gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’SocialSharing’,’Facebook – like button’,unescape(String(response).replace(/\+/g, ” “))]); }); Share this: Regardless of one’s political predilections, one’s attitude toward the policies of Israel’s current government, or one’s view of Benjamin Netanyahu’s strengths and weaknesses as a retail politician, one has to admire the Israeli prime minister’s ability to make his point. His . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: A clear message to the world

LeDaro: Benjamin Netanyahu has a problem with his genes. :)

He made an off-hand comment that if Iranians were free and had a democratic government then Iranian people will be free to wear jeans and listen to Western music. That remark backfired on Natenyahoo.

LeDaro: John Baird in his Santa’s lap

“I am concerned that there is a little bit too much enthusiasm as a result of the different tone. And what we hope is, the world won’t take the pressure off the regime (Iran) to make the substantive changes that are needed.”

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Montreal Simon: The Incredible Shrinking Steve Harper

Golly. If Stephen Harper's stature on the world stage keeps shrinking we're going to have to swap that magnifying glass for a microscope eh? Yesterday we found out how low he has sunk. When the New York Times accused him of muzzling scientists in a monstrous attempt to "guarantee public ignorance."Today we found out . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Incredible Shrinking Steve Harper

wRanter.com: Preparing for the unlikely

FB.Event.subscribe(‘edge.create’, function(response) { _gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’,’SocialSharing’,’Facebook – like button’,unescape(String(response).replace(/\+/g, ” “))]); }); Share this: A version of this post appeared as a signed editorial in The Canadian Jewish News on Sept. 12. As a new Jewish year begins, renewed U.S.-led peace talks continue between Israel and the Palestinians. Much has been written about the low . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: Preparing for the unlikely