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About

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Why a blog

I have created a blog on the Israel-Palestine issue to analyze the positioning of key players such as the Government of Israel and the opposition parties and pressure groups in Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, the United States, the European Union, Muslim states, international organizations, the Jewish diaspora and certain pressure groups. There are few French-language blogs in Canada that attempt to analyze the situation on the basis of convincing facts and to understand and attempt to deduce the leeway of the key players affecting the Israel-Palestine issues.

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The blog contains my own articles, most of which were published in the Quebec media. In the case of the Huffington Post Quebec, my articles were published under the name David D Cohen. It also contains references to articles, podcasts and videos of interest published in international media, both French and English, around the world.

 

The principles underlying my analysis are: democracy and respect for international law, and for human and minority rights. My analyzes are based on convincing facts taking into account, among other things, national and electoral interests and personalities to explain the behavior of key players.

About David Cohen

I hold graduate degrees in business administration and economics from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (University of Montreal) and I pursued doctoral studies in Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

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I have worked as an economist, policy advisor, senior executive, and chief of staff or consultant, in the federal and provincial governments and in the municipal and private sectors.

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Within the Canadian government, I worked for central agencies (Privy Council Office, Treasury Board Secretariat) and operational departments (industry, regional development), both in Ottawa and Montreal. The Privy Council, I have worked as a director of the Montreal office during the Charlottetown constitutional negotiations in the early 90s.

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At the provincial level, I worked as Chief of Staff and Special Advisor for the Ontario Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs and as a senior executive for Montreal International and the Institut de gérontologie sociale du Quebec.

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I have acted within the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as director of economic, social and intergovernmental policies.

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I ran the Ottawa office of DPRA, a North American consulting company, and acted as an executive consultant to the Applied Social Research Society in Ottawa, in the area of ​​public program evaluation.

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I have lectured in the fields of regional and municipal development and the evaluation of public programs and published in scientific and professional journals. I have also published articles since 2016 on the Israeli-Palestinian question in the mainstream Quebec media such as Le Duty, La presse + and Huffington post Quebec.

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Retired since 2014, I am a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Friends of Peace Now, Montreal Chapter, a progressive Canadian Jewish organization that advocates for peace and a negotiated solution for two states, one Jewish. and the other Palestinian, living in peace side by side. In this blog, however, I express myself in a personal capacity.