August 12, 2018

Notley goes to bat for “faux nation” Palestine’s inclusion in Edmonton Heritage Festival

David MenziesMission Specialist

Edmonton’s annual Heritage Festival celebrates cultures from around the world but for the third year in a row, controversy erupted when the Canada Palestine Cultural Association was excluded because the event is limited to bona fide states.

None other than Premier Notley went to bat for the Palestinians, saying:

“It’s my hope... that we’ll be able to find a resolution that respects the diversity and the overall value of inclusiveness which this event represents.”

It’s painful to see the progressive Premier with her knickers in a knot over the Edmonton Heritage Festival’s silly old “real countries only” rule.

So perhaps I can offer an “in for a penny, in for a pound” solution for the 2019 festival that will make the event even more inclusive, and maybe even more fun.

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commented 2018-08-14 11:17:30 -0400
Peter, He is alive and well living in the United States. He converted to Christianity and is very outspoken against Islam comparing it to Nazi totallitarianism. His father was the leader of Hamas.
commented 2018-08-14 08:40:34 -0400
Glenn Craig, every time I watch that video you posted, joy comes to my heart that the Hamas were outed like that. Thanks for that reminder.

I wonder how long that guy lived after making that speech.
commented 2018-08-13 17:08:59 -0400
Don’t worry about that Paul, the Antifa FASCISTS are planning on erasing all that. Gotta wipe the slate clean for Islam.
commented 2018-08-13 15:49:04 -0400
How the hell does a country full of Muzzies factor into the history of Alberta?!?!?!
commented 2018-08-13 06:29:10 -0400
If you advocate for the so called Palestinian Authority which is purely antisemitic and advocates for the eradication of Israel and all Jews , then it is rational and logical to conclude that you are a bigot and racist .
This includes the phoney trolls that appear on this site .
commented 2018-08-13 05:25:57 -0400
DIRK KANIS commented 9 hours ago
Glenn, I think you shut her up, nice touche with the rubitin vid.
Perhaps, Dirk, but the question is whether or not she learned anything. The Three Pillars of Leftiedom would suggest not.
commented 2018-08-13 01:28:23 -0400
People like Amy Lynn stay silent about the Copts being wiped out in Egypt like good little hypocrites.
commented 2018-08-13 01:27:36 -0400
Amy Lynn try some reality.
And the naval blockade is Israel and Egypt, Lebanon and Egypt have tighter borders than Israel as well. And go pester Jordan to give land back they were granted if you really give a damn about the Palestinians , until you do so you are a bigot.
commented 2018-08-13 01:19:16 -0400
Glenn Craig good answer, sadly the blind left winger will just keep imagining reality.
commented 2018-08-13 01:15:39 -0400
Amy Lynn… Your “smartass” question to Glenn Craig has more than once been answered… I would strongly suggest you back off on this one unless you want your “debating nose” bloodied some more…
commented 2018-08-12 23:05:21 -0400
I was reading a study from McMaster U at and in the middle of a list of countries, instead of Israel, they had “occupied Palestinian territory.” The poison is everywhere.
commented 2018-08-12 20:26:39 -0400
Glenn, I think you shut her up, nice touche with the rubitin vid
commented 2018-08-12 20:20:00 -0400
It shouldn’t be any surprise. The left have been in bed with the Islamic terrorists for years.
commented 2018-08-12 19:31:06 -0400
I never tire of viewing that vid Glenn, watching the expressions on the faces of the delegates.

Ted, I’m coming from BC to help Alberta celebrate.
commented 2018-08-12 18:49:24 -0400
commented 2018-08-12 18:39:24 -0400

Notley’s support for ‘Palestine’ is shameful, because until a peace treaty is reached between the two sides and the endless Arab ‘intifada’ against Israel ceases, it is tantamount to support for that endless war against Israel (mostly targeting civilians), which is aimed at annihilating Israel and the Jewish people in the Levant.

And yes, big BIG party on the day that Notley is turfed out of office by the people of Alberta. Can’t come soon enough.
commented 2018-08-12 18:38:53 -0400
AMY LYNN commented 6 mins ago
Glenn, how are any of those groups different than Palestinians?

They don’t get absurd amounts of funding from the UN under the false pretense of being refugees
They don’t get terrorism sponsorship from the Sheik of Energee
They don’t get media sponsorship from George Soros
They don’t get dogmatic doctrinaire support from academia
And for the most part they coexist with their neighbours without bloodshed(except those minorities in the Stans, moslems just love killing them)

And most importantly they don’t insist on the genocide of more Jews

commented 2018-08-12 18:22:21 -0400
Glenn, how are any of those groups different than Palestinians?
commented 2018-08-12 18:21:19 -0400
‘1400 centuries’ should read ‘1400 years’ in my last comment.
commented 2018-08-12 18:21:16 -0400
AMY LYNN commented 3 hours ago
Glenn, name one.

East Prussia
Jewish Autonomous Zone (Siberia)
Numerous others in Africa and the Stans
And the Czechs really don’t miss the Slovacs since their recent divorce.
commented 2018-08-12 18:15:51 -0400
Karan Singh,

Every one of the places you mentioned (Kurdistan, Tibet, Basque, Scotland) has a more legitimate case to make for statehood than so-called Palestine, on the basis of long presence in the lands in which their people live. As does Israel (i.e. Jews), which has continuously had a presence in their land for about 3500 years. It is the Arabs’ refusal to recognize that fact and the legitimacy of their reborn State of Israel that is the root of the Arab-Israeli conflict. If they wanted peace it could happen within a month of negotiations, but the truth is that they don’t want peace with Israel; they want the annihilation of Israel because it contradicts their cherished doctrines of Jew hatred and Islamic world supremacy. So the conflict will continue until they either annihilate Israel or are forced to give up those doctrines that they have clung to for 1400 centuries. The Bible says that Israel would return as a nation after a long dispersal and would remain as a nation. So far, that prophecy has proven true, and Israel is only getting stronger with time, economically and militarily. By and large, the Arabs who live in Israel are living freer, better lives than most Arabs who live elsewhere, and it would appear that the ‘Palestinian’ Arabs’ best option is to join with Israel to build a better future for themselves and their children, and stop their useless endless war of annihilation against Israel, which accomplishes nothing for them.
commented 2018-08-12 17:33:03 -0400
Today it’s Palestine tomorrow it’ll be Khalistan & Tamil Elam (Separate country for tamil people in Sri Lanka), and while we’re fueling the insurgencies worldwide then why not support for an independent Kurdistan (out of Iraq/Iran/Turkey) or independence of Balochistan from pakistan, Tibet from China, Basque from Spain & Scotland from UK? There’s no end to leftist stupidity.
commented 2018-08-12 17:03:55 -0400
Saying Catholics support Palestine is like saying Canadians support bringing in more migrants/refugees. The Pope and Justin are both full of it and lie on behalf of the people they represent. They do not speak for their own constituents. Repeating it won’t make it so. Palestine is not a country and those demanding it is, will never be satisfied until Israel ceases to exist. Notley’s support is shameful.
Yes, Notley’s days are numbered, big party on that day.
commented 2018-08-12 16:35:07 -0400
One more nail in Notley’s political coffin. She’s pandering to the Muslim vote to save her. It won’t.

Amy Lynn, try Tibet, which Communist China invaded and conquered a few decades ago. Or Israel (i.e. Jews), which was scattered around the world but has returned to its own land again after the land was occupied by various imperialist nations from Rome to Syria to Turkey to England.

BTW Amy, are Roman Catholics a race or a religion? Please explain.
commented 2018-08-12 16:14:10 -0400
Amy Lynn… Re your question posed to Glenn Craig… How about Tibet??
commented 2018-08-12 16:10:17 -0400
When you have people with no actual history or background to identify themselves as unique at all, you don’t have a nation.

When the money that is supposed to go to helping the people goes to support terrorism instead, You have a people that don’t really want a nation.

When you have people calling themselves third & forth generation “refugees”, you have fraud.

The NDP loves them because they both hate Jews.
commented 2018-08-12 15:50:50 -0400
Alberta has changed much since I lived there 25 years ago until 10 years ago. Deadmonton is also very changed and for the worse as I go there yearly. Too bad
commented 2018-08-12 15:36:53 -0400
AMY LYNN commented 2 hours ago.
The Catholic Church recognizes Palestine…..

The Catholic Church is run by a Pope who’s will to live, makes him a friend of anybody who may threaten him. Appease and survive. This is a natural reaction, especially for elders.