Opposition Calls on Tories to Condemn Israeli Action (Original Post)
Opposition calls on Tories to condemn Israeli action (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060731.wsallot0731/BNStory/Front)
www.theglobeandmail.com, July 31 ’06
The federal government Monday confirmed the death of a Canadian peacekeeper in Lebanon and issued a statement of “concern” about the mounting toll of civilian casualties…
However, the minority Conservatives remained unmoved by calls from the opposition parties to condemn Israel for what they say is excessive use of force…
He and three other United Nations military observers were at a post near the Lebanese-Israeli border last Tuesday when it was bombed by the Israelis….
…UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and the soldier’s wife, Cynthia Hess-von Kruedener, blamed Israel for attacking the well-marked and long-established UN observation post.
Casualties of Israeli bombing (Original Post)
The children went to sleep believing they were safe. And then Israel targeted them as terrorists
www.telegraph.co.uk, July 31 ’06
But Abbas will never wake up. Instead he takes his place in local legend as the youngest victim of the bloodiest incident in Israel’s onslaught on southern Lebanon.
It cost the lives of as many as 57 civilians, almost all members of Abbas’s extended family, who had refused to leave their home in the hamlet of Khuraybah, set on a hillside covered with olive trees, a mile north of Qana.
Protestors throng consulates (http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1154209810094&call_pageid=968332188492)
www.thestar.com, July 30 ’06
Protestors gathered yesterday outside the Israeli consulate in Toronto for the third time this month to call for an end to the Middle East conflict.
Palestinian and Lebanese flags fluttered in the breeze as more than 1,000 demonstrators on Bloor St. W. chanted slogans condemning the Israeli attacks in Lebanon and blasted Prime Minister Stephen Harper for not demanding a ceasefire…
“Canada was always known as the peacekeeper of the world and Stephen Harper demolished that,” Salhia said.
Protests give Harper food for thought
www.theglobeandmail.com, CP, July 22 ’06
Harper was roundly criticized for the government’s position on the growing crisis in Lebanon as about 2,000 people took to the streets to call for an end to the violence.
Canadian Government Urged to Call for a Ceasefire (Original Post)
I don’t see what is so difficult about calling for a cease-fire. If Harper wanted peace, here is his chance to express his desire for peace. But I think he and his friends worship war like good [fake] Conservatives do.
Postcards urge PM to call for Mideast ceasefire (http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/07/27/postcard-protest.html)
www.cbc.ca, July 27 ’06
Thousands of Canadians have sent postcards to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, urging him to condemn Israeli actions in Lebanon and to call for an immediate ceasefire in the region. . .
Earlier this month, Harper said Israel’s response to the capture of three of its soldiers on Israeli soil was “measured” self-defence.
Canadian Deaths in Lebanon
Canada’s Prime Minister approved Israel’s bombing of areas filled with innocent people – and seven Canadians died in the bombing.
Canadian deaths in Lebanon do not change Ottawa’s view of Mideast crisis (http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=8d789173-4648-4908-b3ef-c4e148f0559d&k=27164)
www.canada.com, CP, July 18 ’06
The deaths of seven Canadians – including an entire family with three preschoolers – during Israel’s bombing of Lebanon have not changed Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s position on the crisis in the Middle East…
Harper said he has not contacted Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert seeking an explanation of the air strike that killed the Canadians on Sunday, nor had his officials…
“But obviously we urge Israel and others to minimize civilian damage. It is difficult, though, we recognize it is difficult when you’re fighting a non-governmental organization that’s embedded in a civilian population.”…
Chirac says an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East is needed for peace. Not Harper.