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[WATCH] Wishful thinking: Canadian Gov’t may define Israel boycotts as hate crimes

CBC News reports that such a move would provoke protests and legal action by anti-Israel groups.

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The Canadian government, headed by Stephen Harper, is considering applying hate crime legislation to anyone who tries to organize a boycott of Israel, CBS News reports in Canada.

According to the report, such a move is likely to provoke protests from parties that are highly critical of Israel and act against it, such as the United Church of Canada and organizations active on Canadian university campuses.

 

Could the boycott movement against Israel be a target of hate crime laws? Ottawa says no

 

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