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Canada Green leader silent on party's key demand that she disavow ex-advisor who supported Israel

03:50  18 june  2021
03:50  18 june  2021 Source:   nationalpost.com

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OTTAWA – Green Party leader Annamie Paul was defiant Wednesday, saying an attempt to force her out as leader was the work of a handful of disaffected party officials making racist and sexist claims. Paul faced and withstood a vote of non-confidence at a meeting Tuesday night of the party ’ s federal But with an election expected this fall, Paul is still facing a potential threat to her leadership . While the federal councillors did not move ahead with a vote of non-confidence, they did pass a motion calling for Paul to repudiate attacks on Green MPs from her former advisor , Noah Zatzman, and to make clear

Green Party Leader Annamie Paul is calling out efforts by members of the party ’ s governing body to force her removal following internal policy disputes as “racist” and “sexist.” “A small group of councillors sought to force a vote of no-confidence in my leadership . They did so with no substantive consultation with the members they represent. They produced a list of allegations that were so racist, so sexist, that they were immediately disavowed by both our MPs as offensive and inflammatory and contrary to party ethics,” she said.

text: Green Party leader Annamie Paul acknowledged she did not have universal support in her party, but she insisted the people seeking her removal were outliers. © Provided by National Post Green Party leader Annamie Paul acknowledged she did not have universal support in her party, but she insisted the people seeking her removal were outliers.

OTTAWA – Green Party leader Annamie Paul is refusing to say whether she will repudiate a former adviser, a key demand from her party if she is to avoid a non-confidence vote next month.

Paul faced a move towards a non-confidence vote earlier this week when several members of the party’s federal council, its board of directors, sought to have her removed. The council didn’t move directly toward a vote of non-confidence, but said it would move ahead with the process to remove Paul on July 20, if she didn’t repudiate former advisor Noah Zatzman as well as issue a statement fully supporting the party’s caucus.

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She then adjusted her stance on Israel to align with the more moderate Liberal position on Monday. Manly had said in a May 10 post the planned removal of Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah “is ethnic cleansing.” Paul has avoided explicit rejection of Zatzman’ s statement Jo-Ann Roberts, who served as interim party leader for nearly a year, said Paul is facing the “growing pains” of a party whose membership spans multiple factions, from fiscal conservatives to eco-socialists. “ She ’ s learned some very tough lessons the hard way very publicly about the need to

The Green caucus, which includes former leader Elizabeth May, is now down to two after Atwin defected to the governing Liberals last week, citing internal clashes over the Israeli -Palestinian conflict as a key reason for her decision. The fallout from discord in Paul’ s party has continued apace, with two of the federal council’ s members resigning last night. Lia Renaud, who represents the Greens ’ Nova Scotia wing, told The Canadian Press she “could not in good conscience continue” her support for Paul, but said she still backs May and Manly. Lucas Knell also confirmed he stepped down as the

Paul said she fully supported the caucus, but said nothing about Zatzman. Asked repeatedly about Zatzman, Paul said she was still considering how to respond to the party’s directive.

The National Post has learned that there were initially six of the party’s 18 councillors pushing for Paul’s removal, two of whom have now resigned. Those councillors published a letter outlining reasons for seeking Paul’s ouster.

Paul said she was disappointed the letter leaked to the media, but she believed anyone reading it would see it as racist and sexist.

“There is this nefarious list of allegations against me. It is publicly available, and people can take a look at it and judge for themselves whether there are racist and sexist tropes within that document.”

Departure from Netanyahu. The Palestinian Authority welcomes "the end of one of the worst periods" of the

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She then adjusted her stance on Israel to align with the more moderate Liberal position on Monday. Manly had said in a May 10 post the planned removal of Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah "is ethnic cleansing." Paul has avoided explicit rejection of Zatzman' s statement Jo-Ann Roberts, who served as interim party leader for nearly a year, said Paul is facing the "growing pains" of a party whose membership spans multiple factions, from fiscal conservatives to eco-socialists. " She ' s learned some very tough lessons the hard way very publicly about the need to

She then adjusted her stance on Israel to align with the more moderate Liberal position on Monday. Manly had said in a May 10 post the planned removal of Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah "is ethnic cleansing." Paul has avoided explicit rejection of Zatzman' s statement Jo-Ann Roberts, who served as interim party leader for nearly a year, said Paul is facing the "growing pains" of a party whose membership spans multiple factions, from fiscal conservatives to eco-socialists. " She ' s learned some very tough lessons the hard way very publicly about the need to

She acknowledged she did not have universal support in her party, but she insisted the people seeking her removal were outliers.

“Of course, there are some members who don’t want me to be the leader but so many do and there has been so much support coming in from all sorts of sources,” she said.

The move against Paul’s leadership came after New Brunswick MP Jenica Atwin crossed the floor to sit with the Liberals. Atwin had criticized Paul’s statement on the Israel-Palestinian conflict as “inadequate” and suggested Israeli policies amounted to “apartheid.”

Zatzman, who was then an advisor to Paul, wrote a social media post during the conflict suggesting, without naming names, that MPs using such language, including Green MPs were being anti-Semitic.

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 Nationalist Jerusalem. Nationalist Israelis commemorate on Tuesday the occupation of East Jerusalem. That could lead to new violence. A challenge for the new Israel government. © Amos Ben-Gershom Naftali Bennett, the new Prime Minister of Israel, signed a document on his first day at the Office. In Jerusalem on Tuesday with the "flag march" ultra-right Israelis is a first probationary test for the new government.

The vote comes as opposition parties draw ever nearer to ousting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has held the post for 12 years. An opposition coalition has been given until midnight on Wednesday to form a new government after Netanyahu himself failed to do so. A coalition led by centrist Yair Lapid from the Yesh Atid party has seen its chances of presenting a united group bolstered by the support of several parties , including the Blue and White, led by Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

The former head of the Israeli military’ s space division has claimed that Tel Aviv and Washington have contacted a “Galactic Federation” of extraterrestrials, but that mankind is not ready for the “truth” about life in the cosmos. Retired general Haim Eshed, 87, who headed up the Defense Ministry’ s space unit for nearly three decades, alleged the existence of an alien alliance spanning the galaxy in a bewildering interview with Israel ’ s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper. “The UFOs asked not to advertise that they are here, [because] humanity is not ready yet,” Eshed told the paper on Saturday, adding that US

Atwin has apologized for those remarks, and Paul said Middle East politics did not drive Atwin to the Liberals. She blamed the Liberals and particularly Minister Dominic Leblanc and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She said the Liberals were trying to undermine her leadership, because it was a threat to their push for a majority.

“When someone crosses the floor, it is always going to create at least short-term damage to a party and to its leadership, that is part of the point,” she said. “To undermine my leadership at this early stage, in such a willful, craven way, that is not the kind of politics that people in Canada should want to see. They should want to see me in Parliament, meeting him on the battlefield of ideas.”

 Green Party Leader Annamie Paul listens to a reporter’s question at a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 16, 2021. © Provided by National Post Green Party Leader Annamie Paul listens to a reporter’s question at a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on June 16, 2021.

Shachi Kurl, president of the Angus Reid Institute, said there had been no significant rise in the Green Party’s polling.

“This is a party that’s been largely in the single digits for a significant period of time and there at four per cent now. Those numbers are slightly higher, in British Columbia, where the party rises to as high as seven per cent, but it’s single digits, everywhere in the country.”

thousands take on flag march by Jerusalem Part

 thousands take on flag march by Jerusalem Part Jerusalem. Thousands of nationalists are pulled by Jerusalem at a controversial flag march. 5000 participants waved Israel flags at the event on Tuesday. For clashes with the police near the old town, 27 Palestinians had been injured before the march. © Mahmoud Illean Participants in March Swivel Israeli national flags at Damascus. This shared the Palestinian rescue service red crescent.

Kurl said voters did not tend to like floor crossings, but were split on whether they should be allowed. She said the internal party drama was not something Canadians were going to be watching closely, but it would be one of the few things they remember about the party when an election comes.

“Canadian voters won’t have remembered every twist and turn of the latest drama bedevilling the Greens, but we will remember that the Greens had some drama, and it probably did not stand them in good stead.”

Kurl said there were questions for the Green Party itself in how handled Paul, because it could hurt their support with core supporters.

“In terms of demographics, young women are most likely to indicate that they support or intend to vote for the Green Party. And so, how does this drama look through the lens or through the eyes of a young female voter?”

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NP View: Green infighting exposes Justin Trudeau's hypocrisy on Israel .
By welcoming a former Green MP who is so biased against Israel she could not tolerate her leader calling for peace in the Mideast or a colleague speaking out about anti-Semitism, the Liberals have exposed their hypocrisy on these issues, and left Canadians wondering whether the Trudeau government is trying to play both sides in order to win votes. Last month, as Hamas was launching a barrage of rockets at civilian targets in Israel, Green Leader Annamie Paul, the first Jewish woman to lead a federal political party, put out a statement calling for “an immediate de-escalation in the violence and a return to dialogue as a means to seeking a peaceful solution.

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