Author: Peter Larson

Will the Canadian Museum for Human Rights finally include a reference to the Palestinian Nakba?

The Winnipeg-based Canadian Museum for Human Rights (above) has been criticized by many groups for its heavy emphasis on the Holocaust and systematic avoidance of other human rights issues – notably those of indigenous Canadians and the Palestinian Nakba. Rights groups are carefully optimistic that there now seems to be some hope for a change in policy.

“The Present” is a short movie worth watching… and worth sharing with friends

“The Present” is a short film about one mundane incident in the context of daily life for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation in the West Bank. There is no physical violence, although the threat of violence is continually in the air. “The Present” is available free on Netflix. Watch it and share it with your friends. Read more…


Miko Peled hopes to talk to thousands more North Americans about Israel/Palestine with new accessible platforms

Miko Peled grew up in a Zionist family. His father was a well-known Israeli general who became a member of the Israeli Parliament (Knesset). But Peled gradually turned away from Zionism and became a tireless advocate for human rights for Palestinians. His speeches across North American regularly draw hundreds. Now he is launching a new intiative aimed at drawing thousands more, even millions, into the conversation about Israel and the Palestinians. Read more, and watch the 12 minute interview…