Canada reinforces ‘no tolerance’ policy of boycotts against Israel

WASHINGTON — The government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is denying reports that it will cite hate crime legislation in its efforts to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

Canada’s Public Safety ministry has outlined a "zero tolerance" policy for the BDS campaign, which seeks to isolate Israel economically for its occupation of the West Bank— or otherwise lands considered rightfully Palestinian by its members.

In an article published the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, one reporter called the move "a remarkably aggressive tactic" if carried out, and "another measure of the Conservative government’s lockstep support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."


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