Ottawa musical group Three Little Birds sings “Apartheid” on CTV Morning Live, and is subsequently attacked by pro-Israel media watchdog HonestReporting Canada.
The band's segment on CTV promotes their self-titled debut album, Three Little Birds, and their performance at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. HonestReporting Canada's call for its subscribers to write to CTV and condemn the band's use of the term "apartheid" in reference to Israel is an attempt to censor open debate on the state of Israel's policies.
“We do not use the term 'apartheid' lightly,” says band member Angela Schleihauf. “According to the definition of apartheid under international law, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, and the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa Report, Israel is undoubtedly operating as an apartheid state.”