What a Surprise!
This September, the Federal NDP will meet in Quebec for their national chinwag and policy debate.
Big union boss Buzz Hargrove is set on pulling traditional labour support out from under their feet and now another scandal is brewing.
The Trinity Spadina riding association of Olivia Chow has put forward a resolution calling for the restoration of funding for Hamas in Palestine and condemnation of Israel.
This ill-conceived claptrap coming from the wife of the NDP leader makes me wonder if Buzz Hargrove has it right.
It isn’t the first time the NDP have ended up cheering the terrorist side of the Middle East conflict, but if their convention passes the resolution, Canada could end up paying for the suicide attacks killing Israeli women and children.
That’s right – your tax dollars at work buying bomb belts and funding jihadist websites.
Hamas believes that there are no “innocent” Israelis – that they are all military targets to be destroyed along with their state. Hamas spokespeople defended Monday’s attack of a Tel Aviv café as “a natural reaction”.
There was a time when the NDP was the primary bastion of anti-corporate, pro-regulatory and big labour activists. It always painted itself as standing up for the little guy against “The Man”.
But somewhere along the way, it has lost that focus and has now meandered into radical international policy.
The best interests of unionists and the working poor are not served waging a proxy battle against the U.S. by paying for attacks on Israel.
The resolution calls for “a halt to military aid and economic trade with Israel until all the above demands are met, and that the NDP campaign for an end to the rule of apartheid laws that make Palestinians and Israeli Arabs second and third class citizens under occupation".
The biggest irony of this idiotic resolution is that the NDP seems bent on destroying the only fully-functioning democracy in the region.
Israel is a beacon in the Middle East for those who embrace freedom.
Women have rights in Israel. Labour unions aren’t outlawed. Gays are not censured or murdered. Muslims and Christians and Jews live and work side-by-side. The social safety net isn’t run by terrorists giving infant formula with one hand and lobbing rockets with the other, like Hezzbolah in Lebanon. Elected officials have to face fair and free elections.
Israel is much like B.C. would be if it were faced with constant threat from Washington State militia who still hadn’t got over the fact that they don’t own our province.
For whatever reason, Olivia Chow has decided to champion this immoral cause. Perhaps it will be the final reason Buzz will need to turn his back on his souring former party.
I will be guest hosting on CKNW over the Labour Day weekend on Saturday from 4-6pm and Sunday from 3-6pm.
As seen today in 24 Hours Daily.