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Canadian blogosphere divided over Gaza

After two days spent watching the Israeli attacks on Gaza, the Canadian blogosphere seemed sharply divided on Sunday. So were the Canadian media.

Media first: the Globe and Mail reported on Gaza all weekend, but permitted no comments. The Star also reported, but on Sunday evening had over 170 comments.

Among left-wing blogs, the reaction was generally anti-Israeli. The Z-Files reported at length on a Toronto demonstration outside the Israeli consulate. Another blog, As We Were Saying, called the attacks “War Crimes in a Festival of Darkness.”

Among right-wing blogs, Dust My Broom looked at the casualties and decided: “Only 15 civilians out of 930 terrorists, not bad at all.”

At small dead animals, a link took visitor to a long article by Fiamma Nirenstein, arguing that left-wingers are “the real cradle of contemporary anti-Semitism.” About 100 commenters tended to agree.

As of Sunday evening, the New Democrats had nothing on their party site about the Gaza attacks. Neither did the Liberals or the Conservatives. The Canadian government website was offline. Better luck on Monday.

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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