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Green party rift over Israeli-Palestinian conflict grows as MPs break from leader

Green party rift over Israeli-Palestinian conflict grows as MPs break from leader
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OTTAWA -- The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has exposed a fault line in the Green party, threatening political unity as lawmakers break from their leader and rank-and-file members clash with party staff.

The dust-up kicked off after Green MP Jenica Atwin said in a Twitter post May 11 that a statement from Leader Annamie Paul, which called for de-escalation and a return to dialogue, was "totally inadequate" and that Atwin stands with Palestine in demanding an end to "apartheid."
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