Neil Macdonald: Call me radical, but journalists should be able to pledge support for Palestinian journalists | CBC

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2018-04-15T21:50:44-04:00
"I also spoke to my CBC colleague Carol Off, who resigned from a CJFE volunteer role over the original statement. She made two points: First, she said, the language of CJFE's communiqués has been growing more activist in recent months, protesting assaults on speech even more often than assaults on journalists. And second, "I think Israel's excesses should be treated differently than those of Saudi Arabia. Israel has democratic institutions ... Two things about that: The fact that Israel is a democracy, with the expectation of rule of law that implies, surely justifies even greater criticism when its security organs behave like those of the surrounding regimes."

The link address is: http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/cfje-statement-1.4620246

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