Trudeau’s Parliamentary Secretary urged offering asylum in Canada to 5 million Palestinians

http://en.cijnews.com/?p=15972

 

Omar Alghabra (MP Mississauga Centre) was appointed on December 2, 2015 by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs).

According to the official site of the Canadian federal legislature, Parliamentary secretaries helpministers maintain contacts with parliamentary committees and the department. The prime minister may assign parliamentary secretaries specific policy-related priorities. While overall responsibility and accountability remain with the minister, he or she may delegate specific policy development duties to a parliamentary secretary.

Omar Alghabra (Mississauga-Centre) was born in 1969 in Khobar Saudi Arabia to Syrian parents and came to Canada alone at the age of 19. He was previously a Member of Parliament from 2006 to 2008 and represented Mississauga-Erindale before the boundaries were redrawn.

On November 23, 2004, Omar Alghabra, then the President of the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF), issued a press release entitled “CAF condemns arrest of Palestinian refugee in Montreal.”

Ahmad Nafaa, a “Palestinian refugee” who was living in Montreal, was arrested by the authorities after he failed a pre-removal risk assessment and later deported from Canada. Omar Alghabra called the Liberal government, lead by Paul Martin, to reverse its decision and to let Ahmad Nafaa resettle in Canada by granting him a refugee status.

“Mr. Nafaa is a stateless person who had very few rights in his previous country of residence, Lebanon,” said Omar Alghabra. “Just last week, the Prime Minister [Paul Martin] indicated to us that he wants Canada to take a leadership role in helping Palestinian refugees. This incident contradicts his wishes.”

In the same press release, Audrey Jamal, CAF executive director, stated that “Palestinian refugees deserve to receive status in Canada.” He added, “There is a need to recognize that Palestinians are stateless, and Canada has an obligation to offer protection to these individuals.”

CAF’s press release ended with a “call on the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to activate Canada’s commitment to end statelessness by ordering a stay of removal for Ahmad Nafaa.”

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was originally founded to provide jobs on public works projects and direct relief for 652,000 Arab Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes during the fighting that followed the end of the British mandate and lead to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.

In 2015, more than 5 million Palestinian “refugees” are registered in UNRWA (1,258,559 in the Gaza Strip, 762,288 in the West Bank, 526,744 in Syria, 449,957 in Lebanon and 2,097,338 in Jordan). The Palestinian “refugees” are the only “refugees” who are entitled to inherit their refugee status for one generation to another with no limit, even though the refugee “camps” have become for decades vibrant urban neighbourhoods.

The Palestinian Authority in West Bank, the Hamas Authorities in the Gaza Strip and all hosting countries, ban the Palestinian “refugees” from resettling outside their neighbourhoods and using them for almost 7 decades as a political weapon in their long-run strategy to effectively destroy the Jewish state by forcing it resettle in its territory millions of Palestinian “refugees” and their descendants since 1948.

The aforementioned press release issued by the Canadian Arab Federation indicates that Omar Alghabra believes that Canada should offer asylum to all 5,094,886 Palestinian “refugees” and to open the door to them to become Canadian citizens.

TSEC (Terrorism and Security Experts of Canada) Network described Omar Alghabra as a “Sharia Law Supporter.” According to TSEC Network, Alghabra openly stated that he favors Sharia Law for Ontario and that he did not believe that Hamas (Muslim Brotherhood proxy group) or Islamic Jihad were terrorist groups. Al Jezeera News Service portrayed Omar Alghabra as a “long-time personal friend” to Prime Minister Trudeau. To read the completer report of TSEC Network on Omar Alghabra click here.

Pro Palestinian demonstration at York University

http://en.cijnews.com/?p=15917

 

While students affiliated with the Jewish student organization Hillel were operating on Friday, December 4, the Hanukkah Photo booth York University’s Vari Hall, other pro Palestinian students held a small demonstration nearby which turned into “chants and blocking of the hallways.”

“We find tactics of harassment and intimidation to be intolerable,” Hillel York stated on its Facebook page, encouraging students who felt harassed to contact York SCLD at http://studentclubs.scld.yorku.ca/contact-us/.

A mural hanging on the wall of Vari Hall presents the Palestinian perspective on the conflict with Israel. The painting shows a three-story structure (seemingly an Israeli structure) that was built on a mountainous agricultural area, with a tractor preparing the land for cultivation.

A young, sturdy and muscular Palestinian, wearing a scarf around his neck on which Palestinian territory is drawn and holding two large rocks behind his back, looks towards the structure and the tractor. At the bottom are the words “justice” and “peace” in several languages.

The area of Palestine painted on the scarf is all one colour and makes no distinction between the borders of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and sovereign Israeli territory.

A similar picture of Palestine appears on the logos of Palestinian terrorist organizations, and it indicates what the Palestinians define as the area of the “historic Palestine.”

The two rocks that the Palestinian is holding in his hands symbolize what Palestinians call the “peaceful resistance” to “Israeli occupation.” Throwing rocks at Israeli targets, both military and civilian, is not seen by the Palestinian leadership and the Palestinian people as an expression of life-threatening violence, but as a legitimate means of expression.

The Palestinian Authority encourages the “peaceful struggle” which includes, among other things, throwing stones, rocks, iron bars and Molotov cocktails at Israeli targets.

It portrays the current al-Quds Intifada, a.k.a. the Knive Intifada, as a “peaceful struggle.” According to the Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the last 2 months of Palestinian intifada (violent flare-up), 22 Israelis have been killed and 215 wounded (21 of them seriously). As of November 30, the Palestinian new wave of terrorism included 85 stabbings, 31 shootings and 12 car rammings in addition to firing rockets (from Gaza), detonating explosive charges, and many hundreds incidents of stone throwing and firebombings.

Outside of Vari Hall there is a booth where anarchist books are sold, and behind it two pro Palestinian t-shirts are hung, reading: “Free Palestine’ and “We will not be silent.”

Abe says no simultaneous Diet elections next summer

 

ICHINOSEKI —

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday he is not considering dissolving the House of Representatives next summer for a general election to coincide with the triennial House of Councillors election.

His remark came after some senior members of his Liberal Democratic Party recently floated the possibility of simultaneous Diet elections.

“I am not thinking of (simultaneous elections) at all,” Abe told reporters in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture.

“For now I want to wait for (a report of) discussions” being held by experts on electoral system reform, expected in January.

There have been a string of court rulings finding the vote weight disparity between more and less populous constituencies unconstitutional or in an unconstitutional state.

The Supreme Court ruled last month that the lower house election in 2014 was “in a state of unconstitutionality.”

http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/abe-says-no-simultaneous-diet-elections-next-summer

Amnesty International isn’t concerned about the human rights of men and boys

http://www.avoiceformen.com/mega-featured/amnesty-international-isnt-concerned-about-the-human-rights-of-men-and-boys/

 

The deadline for pre-registering for the 2016 International Conference on Men’s Issues is 22:00 GMT on Sunday, 6 December – just four days away. You can pre-register here, to be sure of the opportunity to attend the conference (by later paying for a ticket, £225 – £265, less the pre-registration fee, before the end of December). It costs just £22.00 to pre-register, and you won’t be making a commitment to later buy a conference ticket.

If you need a compelling reason to attend the conference, this should be it. Amnesty International, the leading campaigning organization in the world for human rights, is concerned about the human rights of women and girls, but not the human rights of men and boys.

We’re still in the process of researching venues for the conference, and one venue that appeared perfect is the Human Rights Action Centre, run by Amnesty International. I sent an enquiry, asking for the booking terms, and received the following response:

Hi Mike,

Our Terms and Conditions are a part of the booking form.

Unfortunately, the Justice for Men and Boys’ message seems incompatible with our very public campaigns specifically for women’s human rights here. As you will see from our terms and conditions, we are not able to accommodate any organisation that goes against AIUK’s ethos.

As such, we will not be able to accommodate your event at the Human Rights Action Centre and wish you all the best with your venue search.

Kind regards,

<name redacted>

I replied:

Thank you, but your rejection of J4MB as a potential client is based on a profound misunderstanding.

We are not against women’s human rights, but we are for the human rights of men and boys.

In the UK, men’s and boys’ human rights are assaulted by the actions and inactions of the state (in 20 areas at least, our manifesto is attached) while those of women and girls specifically are assaulted in NONE.

In rejecting J4MB as a client, you are saying AIUK doesn’t care about the human rights of half the population of the UK. How would that look, if the press got hold of the story? I would ask you to reconsider the matter, and I repeat my request to view the facilities on Wednesday, and if all is as I hope, to sign the booking form and pay the deposit there and then.

Might I ask, was this your personal decision, or the decision of someone higher up the organization? If the latter, could I please have his/her contact details. Thank you.

I left a message for the lady to call me, and heard nothing. I wrote again:

I should appreciate it if you have the courtesy of responding to the email I sent yesterday – the one with our election manifesto attached – and calling me. I hope you do so shortly, or one of your colleagues does.

We’ve taken legal advice on your position, and we’re informed it is clearly illegal under the Equality Act 2010. The Act requires equal treatment in access to employment as well as private and public services, regardless of the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

I repeat my request for a meeting with you or colleagues tomorrow afternoon or early evening, and an inspection of your Auditorium and other facilities with a view to possibly placing a deposit for our conference in July next year. Could you please email me a proforma invoice with that in mind? We are looking for the following availability for at least the Auditorium and Conference room, and possibly one or two Action rooms.

Thursday 7 July – evening

Friday 8 July – all day

Saturday 9 July – all day

Sunday – all day

We wish only to resolve this amicably and professionally, and we hope you’re of a similar mind. Thank you.

She replied:

Dear Mike,

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you but I have been (and am still) working a conference and have limited access to my inbox.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate your organisation within the Human Rights Action Centre.

I must clarify that this is not because you campaign for the rights of men but because your organisation is explicitly anti-feminist whereas Amnesty International UK is explicitly a pro-feminist organisation.

The building and all the work we do is paid for by our members and we have to be accountable to them. Our members would not approve of an anti-feminist organisation making use of our facilities for their own purposes.

We wish you all the best with your venue search and we consider this matter to be at an end.

Kind regards,

<name redacted>