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Frustration: US secretary of state Antony Blinken, in Qatar for peace talks, has accused Hamas of obstructing a ceasefire deal. Ibraheem Al Omari/Pool Photo via AP)

Gaza ceasefire talks: the politics behind the stalemate

Recent events in the Middle East reveal internal divisions in both the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships.
Police in riot gear formed a line to face student protesters at the University of Calgary campus on May 9, 2024. The university said protesters were trespassing and asked for help from police to disperse the groups. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Noah Korver

Student protests: How the university perpetuates colonial violence on campus

Recent student protests are attempts to humanize the Palestinians in desperate need of a ceasefire. Students deserve a dignity-affirming dialogue, not the continued use of police brutality.
A Palestinian flag flies near the Peace Tower during a march for Gaza rally on Parliament Hill in November 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

For better or worse, unions have always taken a stand on global issues

Unions speaking out on issues as contentious as Israel-Palestine is nothing new. They have a long history of staking international positions on everything from apartheid to the Vietnam War.
Isolated: international support for Israel and its prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has faltered since the assault on Gaza began in October 2023. Avi Ohayon/GPO/Handout via AP, File

Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel are becoming increasingly isolated internationally – they need to listen to their friends

The brutality of Israel’s assault on Gaza and the failure to secure the release of the October 7 hostages have left the Israeli prime minister with few friends domestically or internationally.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a ceremony in Jerusalem marking Memorial Day for fallen soldiers of Israel’s wars and victims of attacks on May 13, 2024. (Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool Photo via AP)

What the ICC’s anticipated arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Hamas leaders mean for Canada

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court publicized his request for warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders. Publicly, Canada’s position aligns with Israel and the United States.

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