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NDP delegates protest ‘watered down’ Palestine policy

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Day 2 of the NDP convention featured four different policy debates, most of which passed without much disagreement. But tensions boiled over during an evening stand-off on the party’s approach to Palestine and Israel.

Delegates stand in protest of what they said was a 'watered down' motion on Palestine and Israel during the second day of the NDP's policy convention in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

In the waning hours of the NDP policy convention’s second day dozens of delegates stood in silence with hands raised holding posters proclaiming “Free Palestine” as they protested what some called a “watered down” resolution on Israel-Palestine relations during a tense and lengthy stand-off that involved more procedural wrangling than discussion.

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