| Open letter to John Baird, Canadian FM: Stop slandering Richard Falk!

Mr. Baird: Stop Slandering Richard Falk ~ Hanna Kawas, Chairperson, Canada Palestine Association.

Dec. 20, 2013.
Open letter to John Baird, Canadian Foreign Minister

Mr. Baird:

Your latest call for the removal of Richard Falk, the U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, smacks of hypocrisy and racism; it also exposes your (and your government’s) blind support for Israeli war crimes and Apartheid.

While your government officially claims that “Canada does not recognize permanent Israeli control over territories occupied in 1967 (the Golan Heights, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip)”, you are nonetheless supporting not only settlement building but also settlement products that are not exempt under the “Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA)”.

You, your Prime Minister and your government also support unconditionally the discriminatory policies of the “Jewish National Fund” (JNF), which is financing illegal Israeli settlements and the infamous Canada Park that is built on the rubble of three Palestinian towns in the occupied West Bank. By doing so, you are violating the Fourth Geneva Conventions to which Canada is a signatory.

Your comments not only “undermine the fundamental values of the United Nations”, they also deny the terrible suffering and the slow genocide of the Palestinian people since the Zionist ethnic cleansing started in 1947/48. Recently, your spokesperson Rick Roth dismissed the new mini-genocide, the “Prawer Plan” which the Israeli government is planning for the Bedouin Israelis, as an “internal Israeli matter”.

You called for Prof. Falk to be fired “for his numerous outrageous and anti-Semitic statements”. However, it is your statement that is outrageous and libellous considering that he is a Jewish international law scholar that fought all his life for the truth, justice, equality and peace (contrary to what your government stands for). Once again it is you Mr. Baird that is promoting anti-Semitism by claiming that everything Israel does falls on the shoulders of all Jews. We asked you previously, clearly to no avail: “Mr. Baird: Don’t Equate Zionism with Judaism”‏.

Stop taking your marching orders from Tel Aviv and start, if you care for your dignity and humanity, listening to the vast majority of Canadians who yearn for peace and justice.

Hanna Kawas,

Chairperson,
Canada Palestine Association

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8 thoughts on “| Open letter to John Baird, Canadian FM: Stop slandering Richard Falk!

  1. Prime Minister Harper has personally acknowledged several of my email messages until I became critical of his Israeli policies. I do have an email address inside Baird’s Office and I will send this there.

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      • Minister Baird,

        As a Canadian I do not understand my government having an Israeli policy as reflected in this image.

        (the image above shows up directly in the email to Baird)

        You are aware Armageddon is derived from Har Mediggo, now located in temporal Israel recreated from the Bible after an absence of 3000 years.

        As you prepare to visit Israel with the Prime Minister, I strongly urge you both to carefully read, weigh and consider the Vision of the great Jewish Prophet Isaiah. He prophesied concerning a “Future Israel.” The original Israel had already disappeared from the kingdoms of this world 400 years before Isaiah.

        Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
        The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel does not know, my people do not consider.
        Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
        Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
        From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
        Isaiah 1

        By this letter, I echo the thoughts in the following message;

        Dec. 20, 2013.
        Open letter to John Baird, Canadian Foreign Minister

        Mr. Baird:

        Your latest call for the removal of Richard Falk, the U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories, smacks of hypocrisy and racism; it also exposes your (and your government’s) blind support for Israeli war crimes and Apartheid.

        While your government officially claims that “Canada does not recognize permanent Israeli control over territories occupied in 1967 (the Golan Heights, the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip)”, you are nonetheless supporting not only settlement building but also settlement products that are not exempt under the “Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA)”.

        You, your Prime Minister and your government also support unconditionally the discriminatory policies of the “Jewish National Fund” (JNF), which is financing illegal Israeli settlements and the infamous Canada Park that is built on the rubble of three Palestinian towns in the occupied West Bank. By doing so, you are violating the Fourth Geneva Conventions to which Canada is a signatory.

        Your comments not only “undermine the fundamental values of the United Nations”, they also deny the terrible suffering and the slow genocide of the Palestinian people since the Zionist ethnic cleansing started in 1947/48. Recently, your spokesperson Rick Roth dismissed the new mini-genocide, the “Prawer Plan” which the Israeli government is planning for the Bedouin Israelis, as an “internal Israeli matter”.

        You called for Prof. Falk to be fired “for his numerous outrageous and anti-Semitic statements”. However, it is your statement that is outrageous and libellous considering that he is a Jewish international law scholar that fought all his life for the truth, justice, equality and peace (contrary to what your government stands for). Once again it is you Mr. Baird that is promoting anti-Semitism by claiming that everything Israel does falls on the shoulders of all Jews. We asked you previously, clearly to no avail: “Mr. Baird: Don’t Equate Zionism with Judaism”‏.

        Stop taking your marching orders from Tel Aviv and start, if you care for your dignity and humanity, listening to the vast majority of Canadians who yearn for peace and justice.

        Hanna Kawas,

        Chairperson,
        Canada Palestine Association

        Ray Joseph Cormier
        Branch

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          • Good work Ray!
            Perhaps you may also mention the eventually severe consequences of endorsing any form of racism as it goes against everything real democracy stands for, ie, MULTICULTURALISM, as we are ALL children of God as humankind, and also, as the ultimate demise of the apartheid regime has proven.

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  2. So very well said by Hanna Kawas.This so-called conservative government is shamefully supporting Israel ,no matter what , Israel can do no wrong.
    It is time to call a spade ,a spade and tell the truth about what is happening in apartheid Israel Mr Baird,or are you just following your master’s orders regarding zionism.

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