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  8/21/2014, Av 25, 5774

Canadian Parliamentarian Quits Over Party's Support for Israel

A Canadian MP for the New Democratic Party (NDP) quit the caucus on Wednesday over what she felt was an excessively pro-Israel stance on the current conflict in Gaza, The Canadian Press reported.

Sana Hassainia, who represents the Montreal-area riding of Vercheres-Les Patriotes, was specifically critical of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in a blog post that appeared online Wednesday.