Many Nakba commemoration activities planned for Ottawa

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A Palestinian grandmother holds the key to her house that she has never been allowed to return to. Several groups are planning activities in Ottawa to commemorate  the 70th anniversary of the “Nakba” – and educate the Canadian public about the expulsion of over 3/4 million Palestinians from their homes in 1947/48. Read more..

Thursday, May 10, 7 – 9 p.m. (On line seminar)


Independent Jewish Voices Canada is organizing an interesting webinar on the role (mostly Jewish but also some Christian) Canadians played in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1947/48.

(On-line seminar accessible anywhere in Canada)

With researcher Dan Freeman-Malloy

To register:


Sunday, May 20th, 2- 4 p.m. (Ottawa public library)

2018-05-09 (11)“What is the Palestinian March of Return, and Why?”, an event organized and endorsed by Ontario Public Interest Research Group (Carleton).

Several speakers. Free. Open to the public.

More info on Facebook event page. Click here.

Wednesday, May 30th (Carleton University) – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

hope for 2ssOn the 70th anniversary of what Israel calls its “Independence Day” and what the Palestinians call the “Nakba”, is there still any hope for a 2 state solution?

Evening public lecture by Dr. Peter Larson, organized by Carleton’s “Learning in Retirement” program.

Cost: $30. Register at Carleton University Click here:

Thursday, May 31, Octopus Books, 251 Bank Street 7:30 p.m.


Dual Book launch in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba.

Nahla Abdo, the co-editor of An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba and Marcello Di Cintio, author of Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, will join us to discuss their books in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Nakba.

More information:


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  1. Look forward to attending many of these interesting events. In the age of “fake news”, we need direct communication with people who live the experience or do some field work. Peter has just returned from Gaza and it would be great to listen to his observations.

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