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Michael Enright is right about the danger of anti-Semitism – but wrong about how to fight it

 

CBC’s Michael Enright (l) interviewed US professor Deborah Lipstadt (r) on March 30th about the rise of anti-Semitism and how to combat it. They were right to signal the danger, but their analysis is faulty and so is their solution, according to two OFIP members. Read more. (more…)

Ali Abunimah: “the only moral solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict lies in one democratic state with equality for all”

 

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Palestinian American Ali Abunimah told a capacity crowd at St. Paul University in Ottawa that Israel should be understood as a “settler-colonial” state, like Canada or South Africa. Abunimah believes that the only answer that would bring peace to the Israel/Palestine conflict is to recognize what has happened and move toward one democratic state with equal rights for all. A lively Q and A followed. See the video here….

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“The 2 state solution could never have worked” – Ali Abunimah says in exclusive video interview

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“The two state solution could never have worked,” claims Ali Abunimah in an exclusive interview with OFIP, “but now it is dead”. He has another solution to offer. Come to hear him speak in Ottawa on March 11th. Watch the interview …

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“The two state solution is DEAD”, claims Ali Abunimah. Listen to him share his own solution on March 11th in Ottawa

Israel_Topography (1)The red line on this topographical map of Israel/Palestine shows the so-called “pre-67 borders” between Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The line gave almost all the best agricultural land (in green) to Israel while most of the Palestinian population was relegated to the desert areas or refugee camps.

According to Ali Abunimah, the “2 state solution” was probably never going to work from the beginning. It certainly wasn’t going to be “fair”.

But now, with 600,000 Israeli settlers living in over 150 colonies in the West Bank, almost everyone agrees that the “2 state solution” is dead. American Palestinian activist and writer Ali Abunimah thinks it’s time to think of a new way to bring justice and peace to the region.  He is coming to Ottawa on March 11th to explain his proposal. Read more…

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The Empire Strikes Back: Israel lobby groups lash out at recent survey on Jews’ attitudes towards Israel

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Two of the major pro-Israel lobby groups have lashed out at a recent survey which shows that a surprising number of Canadian Jews have very ambivalent feelings about Israel. They attacked the sponsoring organizations, the survey methodology and the author. But they did not attack the findings. Read more….

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