Toronto Globe and Mail

Canada calling: neutrality on Mideast favoured, polls find

“Only 11 per cent of Canadians polled said that the media is biased against Israel. More significantly, one-third of Canadians believe that the media is being unfair to the Palestinians,” says the summary prepared by GPC International, communications advisers for the committee. Shimon Fogel, the chief executive of the Canada-Israel Committee, said the poll results ‘are a reality check for my constituents’.” Jeff Sallot reports in the Toronto Globe and Mail on some interesting findings of a poll commissioned by leading Israeli lobbying groups in Canada. 

Doctor Earle's diagnosis

“American singer Steve Earle, no stranger to rehab himself, has a few prescriptions for an ailing America,” Robert Everett-Green writes in the Toronto Globe and Mail. “I’m not anti-Semitic, but I am anti-Zionist,” says Earle. “Why do we expect the Palestinians who have lived there for a couple of thousand years to accept that they should be second-class citizens in their own homeland?”