In the Green Party, Support for Israel is Required
Former Green Party four-time candidate Monika Schaefer says that she learned that, at its core, the Green Party is green on the outside and red on the inside. Well, if not red, at least stridently Zionist. Recently, the Green Party elected a new leader to replace Elizabeth May, who, it must be remembered, refused to even answer pleas for her to help her former colleague political prisoner Monika Schaefer, when she was jailed for 10 months in 2016 for a video she had posted (“Sorry, Mom, I Was Wrong About the Holocaust).
The Greens, like their leftist counterparts in the NDP, seem unable to resist the lure of “diversity”. The NDP chose Turban Guy, Jagmeet Singh, a media favourite, who promptly lost half their seats in the 2019 election. Much of the party’s base wasn’t so keen on this “diversity”. Now, the Greens have chosen a Toronto Black Jewish lawyer, Annamie Paul. She came first of eight candidates. Close runner up was Dimitri Lascaris of Montreal, who describes himself as an “eco-socialist”. However, it’s not the degree of state intervention that can get you kicked out of the Green Party: It’s your commitment to supporting a foreign state. Lascaris was kicked out of the party leadership for a while because of his views on Israel and, according to outgoing leader, Elizabeth May and incoming Zionist Annamie Paul, Lascaris should be kicked out of the party. The National Post (October 3, 2020) reports: “At the beginning of the race, frontrunner Lascaris’ candidacy was rejected by the party’s vetting committee in late May due to ‘public statements on a number of issues’.
Though the party’s Leadership Contest Authority did not detail the issues, Lascaris was widely criticized for an ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet in 2018 accusing two Jewish Liberal MPs of being more loyal to Israel than their own country.” [How is that anti-Semitic, if it happens to be true?] Though race frontrunners Paul and Lascaris agree on many policy decisions, their views on Israel differ strongly.
During the party’s convention in 2016, Lascaris successfully moved the resolution to support the “Boycott, Divest, and Sanction” movement — colloquially known as BDS — against Israel. During her time as leader, May never seemingly officially abided by that resolution.” [So much for party grassroots democracy! Far from “telling truth to power”, Elizabeth May was just another party leader dictator like the Big Three.]
In separate interviews with Global News published this week, both May and Paul said they thought Lascaris should have disqualified him from the race. ‘There is no question that the Green Party has work to do in addressing racism, anti-Semitism, systemic discrimination in all its forms,’ Paul told Global News. ‘My view and the party’s views are solid on this: to the extent that anyone who is running for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada and who has expressed anti-Semitic views, they shouldn’t have been allowed to run,’ May added.” [And “anti-Semitic” is criticism of Israel!]