ANC condemns Zionist crimes, Canada’s NDP supports them

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Crescent International

Ramadan 16, 1435 2014-07-14

Daily News Analysis

by Crescent International

Canadian political parties have become cravenly pro-zionist. Even the so-called leftist NDP has come out in support of the zionists without any concern for the Palestinians suffering zionist crimes and barbarism.

Toronto, Crescent-online
Monday July 14, 2014, 15:39 DST

The contrasting attitudes of racist regimes in the western world with that of the rest of the world towards Israel’s barbarous attacks on Gaza is reflected in two diametrically opposite statements. The ANC in South Africa condemned Israeli crimes but the NDP in Canada, a self-described ‘leftist’ party, supported them.

The African National Congress (ANC) is the ruling party in South Africa. It has condemned Zionist barbarism in Gaza in unequivocal terms.

The New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada that claims it supports the rights of workers and downtrodden, has only condemned the abduction and killing of three Zionist settlers but not that of the Palestinians.

The NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar was quick to issue a statement condemning the killing of three Israeli squatters in the West Bank.

“The targeting of civilians for abduction and murder – most egregiously children – is a reprehensible act of terror. All youth have a right to live, learn, and grow in peace, protected by international law and human decency,” said Dewar in a statement on his website.

He urged the Canadian government to help Israel and the Palestinian Authority to “work together to find the perpetrators of this crime and hold them accountable.”

The pro-zionist regime of Stephen Harper in Canada needs no prompting from the NDP to fully support Zionist crimes. In a statement on July 13, Harper parroted the old line of “Israel’s right to defend itself.” Israel has murdered in cold blood more than 200 Palestinian civilians so far, two thirds of them civilians.

The abduction, torture and horrible murder by burning alive of 16-year-old Mohamed Abu Khdeir has elicited only a tepid response from Dewar Abu Khdeir was kidnapped in broad daylight from a street in Jerusalem.

His abductors, Zionist settlers, poured gasoline over his body and into his mouth before setting him on fire. His charred remains were discovered a few hours later.

Autopsy reports confirmed that he was burnt alive.

Dewar issued the following statement on July 2 about Abu Khdeir's abduction and horrible death. “I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of Mohammed Abu Khudair, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy. My thoughts are with his family.

The targeting of civilians, in particular children, for abduction and murder is a reprehensible act of terror. Those responsible for this crime must be held accountable.

I urge the Minister of Foreign Affairs to offer Israel and the Palestinian Authority Canada’s assistance in ensuring that those responsible for this appalling crime are brought to justice, and that all children of the region are able to live in safety.”

Abu Khdeir’s cousin Tariq visiting from the US was also tortured and badly beaten by Israeli border police.

The ANC, also claiming to stand up for the rights of downtrodden, does not suffer from such hypocrisy. In a July 11 statement, the ANC deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte strongly condemned Israel’s “barbaric attacks” on Gaza likening the Zionist regime to the Nazis.

Ms Duarte said the Zionists had turned the “occupied territories of Palestine into permanent death camps.”

She went on to demand that ”the recent attacks must cease as well as the ongoing and illegal Israeli occupation and collective Israeli punishment of the Palestinians.”

There has been a perceptible shift toward the right among Canadian political parties, even those that claim to represent the left. Their shift toward pro-zionist policies is most pronounced both by the conservative Harper regime as well as the official opposition, the NDP.

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