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Ottawa Book Festival: Jewish and Palestinian playwrights talk about Israel/Palestine, April 30th

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On April 30th,  The Ottawa Writers Festival will feature two Canadian authors, one Palestinian, the other Jewish. They will discuss their new collection of plays, entitled Double Exposure, Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas. Moderated by Canadian Jewish playwright, Arthur Milner. Read more. See exclusive video interview with one of the playwrights.  (more…)

Why has Israel arrested the leading spokesperson for the BDS movement?

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Omar Barghouti, (front row, light jacket) is one of the founders of the movement to boycott Israel for its abuses of Palestinian human rights (BDS). Here he is meeting with a group of Canadians in Ramallah in 2015. He was arrested last week by Israeli authorities. Read more… (more…)

Green Party of Canada ratifies motion to increase pressure on Israel

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The Green Party of Canada (GPC) has announced that a motion adopted in convention last December to increase pressure on Israel for its violations of international law has been ratified by an on-line vote conducted among its general membership. It now stands as GPC policy. Read more…

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Do you think Trudeau should talk more about human rights for Palestinians?

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Justin Trudeau said that Canada was back…but on Israel/Palestine, we’re mostly seeing more of the same Harper policy. Publicly, Trudeau claims to have a “balanced” position and says he supports a “2 state solution”. But in fact, it seems the Trudeau government almost always sides with Israel. We are conducting a survey. Read more.
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