Green Left Weekly : Canada: Greens make history by backing Israël boycott


«Members of the Green Party of Canada made history at their August 5–7 convention in Ottawa, passing a resolution to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting economic activities in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.

The BDS campaign was first launched in 2005 with a call from more than 170 Palestinian non-government organisations. It has generated growing support across the world.

However, for years open discussion about the occupation of Palestine — and of the broader Middle East conflict in general — has been suppressed in Canada by both governing and opposition parties.»

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