October 18, 2021

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Nova Scotia | The names of Green Party candidates have been removed by the NDP

Nova Scotia |  The names of Green Party candidates have been removed by the NDP

(Halifax) The Green Party in Canada has chosen to field a candidate in Nova Scotia, which was ousted by the NDP ahead of the 2019 election campaign, via a tweet comparing Israel to Nazi Germany.


In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Rana Zaman officially announced herself as the Green Party candidate in Dartmouth-Coal Harbor, the same constituency she was rejected by the NDP in 2019 due to the same old online publication. Revived.

M.To me Zaman, an activist committed to the Palestinian cause, criticized online comments condemning the Israeli military’s use of force against Palestinian protesters.

Mr. One of the messages posted.To me Zaman compared the actions of Israel in Gaza with the actions of Nazi Germany in Europe during the Holocaust.

Rana Zaman apologized when she reiterated her comments, realizing that his comments might be considered inappropriate, hurtful and unfortunately anti-Semitic.

In a brief telephone interview on Tuesday, Mr.To me Zaman declined to comment on the matter and said a statement would be released later.

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is already a sensitive issue in the Green Party of Canada. This issue has fueled internal struggles of the political structure since the appointment of leader Annami Paul in October 2020.

Last June, New Brunswick MP Jenica Atwin left the party to join the Liberals after calling Israeli policy “racism” in Palestine. She also criticized Chef Annami Paul for her more traditional position in the conflict, describing it as “completely inadequate”. Other differences in party management also prompted Srinu’s decision.To me Atwin.

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Disagreements within the party erupted after Noah Jatzman, a close adviser to the leader, accused unidentified Green MPs of opposing Semitism. This adviser has resigned.