Month: October 2015

Let’s regain a reputation for fairness with respect to Israel/Palestine – some suggestions for Prime Minister-elect Trudeau

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As Prime Minister-elect Trudeau is at work deciding who will be in his cabinet, his key staff will also be drafting “mandate letters’ which give new ministers instructions on what the PM expects them to do in their portfolios. In an open letter, I make a number of suggestions with respect to the Israel/Palestine issue.  See my letter.


Coming to Ottawa – Two prominent Jews, with two very different views on the Israel/Palestine conflict


Yuval Rabin, son of an Israeli prime minister assassinated by a right wing jewish fanatic, will speak in Ottawa on October 15th


Filmmaker Lia Tarachansky will show her film and talk about the violent process of ethnic cleansing through which the State of Israel was created.

With tension rising in Jerusalem, Israel and the West Bank, interest is rising in understanding the sources of conflict in Israel/Palestine and possible solutions. In the next 3 weeks, Ottawa residents will have the opportunity to hear two prominent Jewish Israeli intellectuals with very different views on the root causes of the Israel/Palestine conflict. For details read on. (more…)