Month: January 2018

Israel blacklists 20 international NGOs that support BDS, but no Canadian organization makes the cut

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The Israeli government released a list of 20 international NGO’s from eight different countries whose members will no longer be permitted to enter Israel because of their support for the boycott of Israel, known as BDS. Despite active support for BDS however, no Canadian organization made the list. Read more… (more…)

Letter to Canadians from Gaza: Why we are still protesting Trump’s decision and why we need your help

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Hundreds of Palestinians continue to demonstrate regularly against Trump’s decision to “give” Jerusalem to Israel. Our correspondent in Gaza explains why Palestinians keep on risking injury and even death 5 weeks after the Trump decision even though they know those demonstrations won’t change Israel’s actions. Read more. (more…)

Amnesty Canada takes up the issue of Ahed Tamimi, a 16 year old Palestinian girl in Israeli jail

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Amnesty International Canada has joined the international campaign for the release of the young Palestinian woman taken from her home in the middle of the night by Israeli forces. There are over 300 other Palestinian children in Israeli jails. Read more… (more…)

What is the future of Jerusalem? Israeli capital? Palestinian capital? Both? Divided? Undivided?

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At the December 21 meeting of the UN General Assembly, a motion critical of Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel was  overwhelmingly accepted. CTIP invites you to a public information meeting on the history, current situation and possible future of one of the world’s holiest cities…. Read more… (more…)

Hélène Laverdière responds to (some of) her critics on Palestinian human rights


Foreign policy will be on the agenda at the Federal NDP Convention in Ottawa on February 15-16.  Leading up to the convention, Palestinian human rights activists have had many criticisms aimed at the party’s Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière. She offers some answers. Read more….