Ex-Green Party president says executive and membership overwhelmingly anti-Israel


When Green Party president Paul Estrin resigned over his pro-Israel blog post, this is what leader Elizabeth May had to say:

May suggested the brouhaha made his resignation necessary, but added it was Estrin’s personal decision to step down.

“The problem wasn’t his comments; the problem was that by attaching his title to a personal blog post, it caused confusion,” May said Wednesday from B.C. (see here)

Actually, the problem for May is that was a lie as Estrin has come out with a scathing op-ed posted in the Canadian Jewish News:

Sadly, my moderate article criticizing a violent terrorist group could not be tolerated by a majority of the party membership. The article was eventually removed from the website – there was apparently no room within the party for dialogue – but not before some online commenters issued threats about my personal safety. Those comments concern me a great deal. 

Ultimately, my dissenting view led to me being drummed out of my position. 

Those who wanted me out – and let me be clear: it was the large majority of those who control the party – made it as simple as possible. They offered me a choice: An “easy” resignation where I would get to walk away relatively unscathed, or a “hard” resignation that would – well, let’s just say it would have been bad. (see here)

Threats and racism – what a lovely party that Green one is.


17 Responses to “Ex-Green Party president says executive and membership overwhelmingly anti-Israel”

  1. bocanut Says:

    Mayday’s got a lot of ‘splainin’ to do

  2. Deryk Says:

    So, according to May, now there is no confusion. To support the Green Party is to oppose the right of Israel to exist?

  3. DW Says:

    Poor chap. He hitched his wagon to Liz May.

  4. Lorne Russell Says:

    As Delingpole said they are Watermelons “Green on the outside Red in the middle.”

  5. Sean M Says:

    I guess Estrin didn’t hate enough for the greens, so out he goes. It’s clear, if you don’t hate Jews and the democratic State of Israel than there is no room for you in the Green Party, sounds like the left alright. It’s important to remember that the left operates on a strict doctrine of hate, it is their prime motivation.

  6. Liz J Says:

    The Green Party should be ignored, it’s just a side show, it’s going nowhere beyond supporting the Liberals. We need to concentrate on Bimbo Trudeau by taking every opportunity to expose his vacuity to ensure he never get’s the top job.

    • BC Blue Says:

      How does ignoring someone the Media Party use as a stalking horse to attack Harper help the Conservatives?

      • Liz J Says:

        It’s a tough call, she’ll take any attention she can get to keep her going, make her look relevant. She probably doesn’t realize she’s being used by the Media Party. Anyhow, the Liberals, the Media Party and the two seat Green Party make a great troika against the Conservatives.

  7. Mel Wilde Says:

    How very sad that PR arm of Hamas has a new propaganda group on their side. The number of Canadians
    misled by these groups has increased and it will get scary if Canadians don’t stand together. Evil people have been around Canada for a long time, but never in sufficient in numbers to cause concern. Those numbers are now increasing exponentially and the storm clouds in our country are gathering. They won’t be stopped by debate or internet posting. Good people must organize, organize and organize and challenge those that threaten Canada.

  8. Joseph Says:

    The next election could be very interesting when May starts humping Justin’s leg.

  9. Alain Says:

    This is nothing new, for it was already the case back in the mid-70s. It may even have existed prior to that, but I discovered it back around 1977. At the time I was young and naive enough to think the Green Party was really about protecting the environment in a real sense and took out a membership. Once I started receiving their regular newsletters, it became crystal clear that it was only a cover for a bunch of radical communists of all shades along with a following of useful idiots. Their anti-Semitism was clear as was their radical agenda which had nothing to do with the environment. I ended my membership and wrote a letter explaining the reason without any reply, not that a reply would have changed my mind. Since then I have witnessed them become even more hysterical and radical to the point where I question the mental health of most of them.

  10. greenbikeman Says:

    Sad that we continue to find fault instead of working on solutions. Israel vs Palestine will persist as a point of division for many Greens as long as we are a minor political party and have NO real ability politically to change the Big Picture problems like WAR and the Military Industrial complex. The people of Israel and Palestine live in Fear in the meantime, and we armchair citizens living a life of comfort sit back and make observations that have No Impact whatsoever.
    Two State Solution has been a position held by many Greens, and yet others believe that a single unified state would be better. I don’t know. The leaders of Israel and Palestine must work together to solve this WAR, otherwise the people will continue to die in the streets and sadly it continues to be the Palestinians. One has a 21st Century Military Machine and the other has a few rockets and stones, but is slowly turning to a pile of rubble. Hard not to side with the BDS Movement against Israel when so many citizens of Palestine are being murdered.

    • Deryk Says:

      “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”

      ― Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel (1969-74)

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