Carleton adult ed course on Israel/Palestine sold out again – but lectures now available on YouTube!!

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Many Canadians are confused and conflicted over the Israel/Palestine issue. They feel sorry for the Palestinians, but worry about security for Jews.  A long waiting list for a six week adult education course at Carleton University this fall seems to show that many are concerned and want to understand more.  Although this course is already oversold, a shortened version of six free 1 hour lectures is available on the CTIP YouTube channel. Read more…

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Canadian Embassy FB page: valuable source of information on Canada-Israel relations

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Ralph Goodale (centre front), Canada’s Minister of Public Safety recently visited Israel. Here he is with our Embassy staff in Tel Aviv. The Embassy’s Facebook page is a great source of information for anyone interested in knowing what Canadians are visiting (and doing business with) Israel. Read more… (more…)

Church group launches petition calling on Minister Freeland to oppose imminent demolition of two more Palestinian villages

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For more than a year, the tiny impoverished Palestinian village of Susiya has been under threat of demolition to make way for more Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The settlements are illegal under international law, but Israel appears about to  move ahead. A Canadian church group wants Canada to speak out. Read more… (more…)

Israel lobby group launches attack on Roger Waters on eve of 6 city Canadian tour

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English rock star Roger Waters starts a 6 city Canadian tour in Toronto on October 2nd. But the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is trying to develop opposition to the tour because of Waters’ very vocal criticism of Israel over the issue of human rights for Palestinians. Read more… (more…)