Israeli peace activist Jeff Halper delivered a sobering message to about 275 people who crowded into the First Unitarian Congregation in Ottawa on February 28th. “The two state solution is dead”, he declared, “and Israel killed it.”
Palestinian demonstrators made it clear to Foreign minister John Baird that he was not welcome in Ramallah (or Jerusalem).
LEFT: HALPER being arrested as he resists the demolition of a Palestinian family’s house. RIGHT: Dr. Halper is the founder and co-director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He is on a cross Canada tour talking about his work and about the prospects for a just solution to the Israel/Palestine issue. He will be visiting 12 cities. On the eve of his departure for Canada, I asked him a few personal questions. Photos: ICAHD – UK
Is this really what we mean by freedom of speech? Or is it thinly veiled islamophobia hiding behind freedom of speech? The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have been horrific. What do they have to do with defending human rights for Palestinians in Canada? Quite a lot, I think. (more…)
The entrance to “Canada Park” in the Occupied West Bank. The park was built to cover up the remains of 3 Palestinian villages bulldozed by the Israeli army in 1967. According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, that is a war crime. And the City of Ottawa appears to be complicit. Read why.