Many years ago, Bob Dylan said the reason he started writing songs was because "nobody wrote the kind of songs that I wanted to sing."
A while back, I received an e-mail from an accountant in Newmarket who specializes in disability-related matters. Could I go see a fellow with a serious brain injury who needs some help in navigating the tax system? He is the relative of a prominent political figure.
It is not just the West Bank and Gaza that are occupied by Israel. The occupation is felt as well in North America. That is the thesis of the documentary "The Occupation of the American Mind." After the film was shown at Ottawa's First Unitarian Congregation, Diana Ralph, a leading figure in Jewish Independent Voices, commented that the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs plays a role in Canada similar to that of AIPAC in the United States.