“It happened again in 2016, repeating a trend that has been ongoing for at least 10 years. According to the latest Toronto Police Service (TPS) hate crime report — on the agenda of this week’s police services board meeting — #Jews were the most targeted group in Toronto when it came to acts of hate crime last year.”
The head of the United Nation’s West Asia commission resigned on Friday, after what she described as pressure from the secretary general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians. See Reuters coverage at the Globe and Mail.
Metro News reports that a Hamas military court has sentenced two Palestinians to death for drug dealing, in the first-such case since the militant group seized the Gaza Strip a decade ago.”
AP via CTV News reports that Israel’s prime minister backed out of an agreement to establish a new broadcasting authority Sunday, creating a coalition crisis with one of his key partners that could potentially lead to early elections.
The Canadian Press via Nanaimo News Now says that the Palestinian president has awarded his people’s highest honour to a former U.N. official who was forced to resign last week after authoring a report that accused Israel of establishing an “apartheid regime.”
On a wind-swept hilltop in this Bedouin village, a cracked solar panel lying atop a mattress and slabs of broken concrete provide an eerie reminder of a clash that has come to symbolize the strained relations between Israel’s government and its Arab minority. See more at the Times Colonist.