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Why I submitted the Green Party resolution to revoke the Jewish National Fund’s charitable status

By Corey Levine      

It is not easy to move forward in the face of such sustained, yet patently false, attacks. I am proud of my Jewish heritage and traditions. My actions do not make me anti-Semitic or anti-Israel. Neither are the Green Party and its leader anti-Semitic or anti-Israel.

The Green Party National Convention began in Ottawa on August 5, 2016. Green Party of Canada Twitter Photo

Recently, two Holocaust survivors and human rights activists died; both having lived long and fruitful lives. Over the course of his life, the writer Elie Wiesel received many prizes and much praise for his activism, including speaking out for the beleaguered peoples of Bosnia and Rwanda. Hedy Epstein was no less passionate an advocate; at the age of 90, she was arrested for protesting the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by police in Ferguson Missouri.

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