Sixty nine years ago, on November 29th, 1947, the UN took a dramatic decision to “partition” historic Palestine into a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State”. The vote would have historic and tragic consequences that still shape our world. What do you know about that decision and Canada’s role in it? Here’s a test. (more…)
UNRWA (the UN’s relief agency for Palestinian refugees) runs schools and medical clinics for millions of Palestinians. Prime Minister Harper cut off Canada’s financial contribution in 2012. Mr. Trudeau just reinstated it. The Israel lobby is angry and wants it reversed. Read more… (more…)
Tom Woodley, President of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) points to a “boycott” sticker. He has been one of the most prominent Canadian promoters of the movement to boycott Israel (BDS). In a video interview, Woodley reflects on how the BDS movement is developing in Canada. Read more. (more…)
Carleton University in Ottawa has announced that for the second year in a row it will offer a course on the Israel/Palestinian conflict as part of its “Learning in Retirement” program. Interested? Read more… (more…)
On Monday, November 14th, in Toronto, Canadian publisher Playwrights Canada Press will launch an exciting new collection of plays, entitled Double Exposure, Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas. Read more. See exclusive interview with one of the playwrights.