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Jewish, Arab groups see little difference in Canadian political parties’ positions on war in Gaza

NDP MP Dewar turned down the trip to Israel and says Benjamin Netanyahu ‘not doing enough’ to protect Palestinian civilians.

Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett, John McCallum, and Conservative MP David Sweet, right, pictured July 30, 2014, in Ashkelon in southern Israel getting a briefing at a hospital. Alberta Liberal Senator Grant Mitchell, and Conservative MPs Randy Hoback, and Ted Opitz are also in Israel to meet with Israeli leaders, as well as Vivian Bercovici, Canada’s ambassador to Israel, and Katherine Verrier-Frechette, Canada’s representative to the Palestinian Authority. The Parliamentarians will not be meeting with Palestinian representatives, however. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF CBC NAHLAH AYED

 

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Jewish, Arab groups see little difference in Canadian political parties’ positions on war in Gaza

NDP MP Dewar turned down the trip to Israel and says Benjamin Netanyahu ‘not doing enough’ to protect Palestinian civilians.

Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett, John McCallum, and Conservative MP David Sweet, right, pictured July 30, 2014, in Ashkelon in southern Israel getting a briefing at a hospital. Alberta Liberal Senator Grant Mitchell, and Conservative MPs Randy Hoback, and Ted Opitz are also in Israel to meet with Israeli leaders, as well as Vivian Bercovici, Canada’s ambassador to Israel, and Katherine Verrier-Frechette, Canada’s representative to the Palestinian Authority. The Parliamentarians will not be meeting with Palestinian representatives, however. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF CBC NAHLAH AYED

 

  

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

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