Robert Massoud, founder of Zatoun, to speak in Ottawa Monday, September 30th

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About the Speaker

Robert Massoud is Palestinian-Canadian. In 2004, he founded Zatoun, Fair Trade olive oil from Palestine to serve as a symbol of light, hope and peace in North America. The oil is available mostly through faith communities, the grassroots and fair trade network.

Robert is invited to speak to a wide range of audiences including faith groups, activist networks and student bodies with a unique message of creative participation and nonviolent resistance engaging North Americans to learn and be in solidarity with Palestinians and their struggle for a just peace for Israel-Palestine.  His message is that Israel-Palestine is of direct interest to all humanity and its resolution vital to peace in the world and ultimately to the health of the planet.

NOTE: If you miss Robert at the OFIP lunch, he will also be speaking at these other times and locations in Ottawa:

Saturday, Sep 28 @ 7:00 p.m. : The Zatoun Story:  From Palestine To Canada
First Unitarian Congregation

Sunday, Sep 29 @ 10:00 am: A Story from the Land of Miracles (sermon)
Emmanuel United Church

Monday, Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm: 
The Taste of Peace
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church


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