Dimitri Lascaris raises “serious questions” about Andrew Weaver’s political orientation

Citizen Action Monitor

Lascaris’ misgivings began with Mr. Weaver’s criticism of the federal Green’s BDS resolution.

No 1956 Posted by fw, May 13, 2017

“Weaver’s conduct during the BDS debate raises a serious question about his commitment to progressive values. For 50 years, Israel has been stealing Palestinian land in flagrant violation of international law. In 2004, the International Court of Justice unanimously ruled, with the concurrence of a U.S. judge, that Israel’s settlements violate the Fourth Geneva Convention. After decades of dispossession, the Palestinian people remain stateless. Their prospects for a viable sovereign state are more remote than ever. In the face of such facts, it is unfathomable that an individual of Mr. Weaver’s intelligence could claim that the imposition of peaceful economic sanctions on those who are responsible for these crimes is stepping away from the values of social justice, non-violence and respect for diversity — three of the B.C. Green…

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