No matter what atrocities are happening in the world, Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch feels compelled to post at least one anti-Israel tweet a day.
UN expert is “deeply troubled” by the Israeli government’s latest settlement expansion plan–a “highly disturbing development.” Netanyahu’s plan to add 8,000 settlement housing units is “a significant breach of international law” that must be opposed. https://t.co/9gXQVQq1rx pic.twitter.com/buO16P7Hus
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) March 3, 2020
He used to think the critical date in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was 1967, the start of the occupation. Now he thinks the solution to the problem must go back to 1948, the date of partition and the start of ethnic cleansing. Canada’s role in partition was pivotal with Justice Ivan Rand, Lester Pearson and Elizabeth MacCallum (though she privately warned against it). What followed from this point needs review and needs to inform Canadian foreign policy going forward. Many increasingly feel that partition was a mistake.
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