The Honourable Libby Davies, MP
House of Commons
Dear Ms. Davies,
My name is Monzer Zimmo, and I live in the riding of Ottawa Centre. I would like to express my full support to you as you face one of the ugliest campaigns ever launched by organized groups including, but not limited to, the editorial board of the Ottawa Citizen and the B’nai Brith. Those apologists for the rogue state of Israel are attacking you because of your courageous and tireless work in promoting justice and peace for all in the Middle East.
Over the years, you have been consistent and persistent in demanding that international law must be respected by all; that the common humanity of all must be respected; and justice and peace must be enjoyed universally. Taking that honourable stand compelled you to criticize the policies and actions of the state of Israel whenever those policies and actions were in violation of international and humanitarian law and when they were inconsistent with the principle of justice and peace for all.
Your detractors’ view of fairness is to blindly support the state of Israel; their opinion on international law is whatever is good for the state of Israel; their concept of justice is to agree with whatever Israeli government does; and their idea of peace is peace for the state of Israel without regard to others. Your principled position in promoting justice and peace for all is not in harmony with their objective that Canadians must blindly support Israel, regardless of what it does.
In their futile attempt to direct Canadian public attention away from the Israeli acts of piracy on the high seas and its murder of innocent peace activists in international waters, those Israeli apologists have singled you out to focus their venomous attacks. I know that you will not be intimidated, and I trust that you will stay the course. As you do so, please know that you have a lot more supporters who respect you, admire you, and hold you in high regard than the few detractors who attack you.
Keep up the good work on behalf of peace and justice for all. You are one of the main reasons that make me, and I am sure many others, support the NDP. You can always count on my support.
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