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Settlement Products: Canadian Markets and Palestine Resolution

settlement products: A more moderate Palestine Resolution renewing the NDP's commitment to peace and justice has been endorsed by two dozen riding associations, according to Rabble. The motion mostly restates official Canadian policy, except that it calls for banning settlement products from Canadian markets, and using other forms of diplomatic and economic pressure to end the occupation. The NDP Socialist Caucus has submitted a resolution calling on the party to actively campaign in support of the demand of Palestinian unions, civil society and unions across Canada and around the world which call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against the Israeli state until it dismantles the apartheid wall, allows refugees to return home, ends its demolition of Palestinian homes and olive groves, lifts the siege of Gaza, ends its occupation of Palestinian lands, and terminates its apartheid practices. Already the Canadian Jewish News, Electronic Intifada, National Post, Ottawa Jewish Bulletin, Toronto Star, Le Devoir, Mondoweiss, Canada Talks Israel Palestine and have published stories regarding the resolutions. Party insiders will no doubt do everything in their power to avoid discussing the Socialist Caucus BDS resolution and will probably seek to block the Palestine Resolution from being debated publicly on the convention floor. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has called on the party leader to push back against marginal elements within the party promoting Palestinian rights while the Canadian Friends of Simon Wiesenthal has Urged NDP to Disallow Anti-Israel Resolution at Upcoming corporate-media-focused party operatives may heed the CIJA/Wiesenthal call. ( As reported in the news.