In mid-June, the port city of Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia was the scene of a success by an anti-Israeli movement. A group of activists called "Block the Boat" formed a picket line to prevent the Israeli Zim Volans ship from docking. The port workers respected the picket and the ship remained unloaded for a day and a half before an emergency court order was issued.
A few days later, Dubai Ports World - which handles the specific terminal in Prince Rupert Port where the Volans had docked- announced that it would suspend the port workers for three days for respecting the anti-Israeli picket. The Emirati company overtly backed the Israeli shipping company in the face of a growing pro-Palestinian movement on Canadian soil. Yet, there seems to be more stories behind the UAE-Israel-Canada triangle.