Libby backpedals furiously here: My reference to the year 1948 as the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory was a serious and completely inadvertent error; I apologize for this and regret any confusion it has caused.
In response to this Ottawa Citizen article, Haters’ test:
It is profoundly disturbing to realize that a prominent Canadian politician has crossed that line. Libby Davies, deputy leader of the New Democratic party, was recently captured on video saying that, in her view, Israel’s illegal “occupation” began in 1948, the year of Jewish independence.
And here’s the tale of the tape
Libby you’re an NDP member for Gawd’s sake, no one is going to believe you anyway. H/T David