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Yves Engler

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Canadian law makes it illegal to recruit soldiers for a foreign state. but the line between enticing impressionable young people to oppress Palestinians and formal recruitment is unclear. Now, activists are calling on the government to investigate the Israeli consulate for recruiting Canadians into the Israel’s military, and possible military recruitment inside of Toronto schools.

On Thursday lawyer Dimitri Lascaris called on two Liberal MPs to denounce death threats made by B’nai B’rith supporters against a number of other Liberal MPs and the Prime Minister. But instead of condemning those who called for politicians to face the “guillotine” or “stoning”, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and Canadian politicians smeared the individual drawing attention to the death threats.