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Canada: Trudeau called upon to boycott far-right Israeli government

January 12, 2023 at 10:06 am

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada on May 23, 2022 [Mert Alper Dervis/Anadolu Agency]

Canadians launched a campaign on Wednesday calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to boycott the far-right Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu, Quds Press has reported. The campaigners point out that Netanyahu’s government is “the most far-right” government in Israel’s history.

“Its extremist members pose a real and immediate threat to the safety and security of Palestinians,” they added. “We were infuriated with the Canadian government’s congratulation to the new extremist right-wing Israeli regime without mentioning its extremism or worrying illegal plans to annex the occupied West Bank.”

In May last year, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ruled that “Product of Israel” labels affixed to wines produced in illegal West Bank settlements violate Canadian consumer protection law. The agency said that the wines were not produced within the internationally-recognised borders of Israel, and their labels do not mention that they were made in an area of the West Bank occupied by the apartheid state.

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