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In his article on the Toronto Sun, supporting Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Lorrie Goldstein charges Israel with genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people, using colonialism and genocide against the indigenous peoples of Canada as justification:
Just as Israel has been condemned by the United Nations for inhumane treatment of the Palestinians, so Canada has been condemned by the UN for inhumane treatment of Canada’s First Nations.
Just as Israel has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of the Palestinians, so Canada has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of its First Nations through its residential school policy and other historic wrongs.
Just as Israel has been criticized for confining the Palestinians to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers, so Canada has been criticized for confining its First Nations to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers.
And yet Canada’s right to call Ottawa its capital is unchallenged, while Israel’s right to call Jerusalem its capital is rejected by the international community, with the recent exception of the U.S. under President Donald Trump.
Such is the double standard which Israel constantly faces.
Continue reading at http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/goldstein-on-jerusalem-scheers-right-trudeaus-wrong