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Jewish head of Canada Green party survives leadership challenge amid Israel rift

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17.06.2021

JTA — Annamie Paul, the head of Canada’s Green Party, will keep her position after an emergency meeting over tensions within the party without the no-confidence vote that her critics had demanded.

Instead, the party is demanding that Paul, who last year became the first Black and Jewish leader of a Canadian political party, disavow a former adviser who accused Canadian politicians of antisemitism, according to CBC News.

The meeting Tuesday night was spurred by a rift that opened within the party during the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. After Paul issued a statement calling for both sides to cease violence, two party lawmakers said she had not gone far enough to condemn Israel. A senior adviser, Noah Zatzman, criticized that response and accused........

© The Times of Israel


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