This week marks the 50th Anniversary of the Israeli conquest and occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. But just last year, America’s largest umbrella organization defending human rights for Palestinians changed its name from “US Campaign to End the Occupation” to the “US Campaign for Palestinian Rights”. Was the change just cosmetic, or was there something behind it? Read more… (more…)
In this year’s message marking Israel’s independence day, Prime Minister Trudeau said Canada was committed to fighting “anti-Zionism”. This is unprecedented. What does it mean? Read more…. (more…)
Canada Talks Israel Palestine is a secular organization. Our members include Jews, Christians, Muslims, other faiths and even non-believers.
We extend our Passover greetings to our Jewish Canadian members, to other Jews across Canada (hoping they will become CTIP members some day) and to Jews around the world.
We offer a special shout-out to Canadian Jews organizing “Liberation Seders” in various cities across Canada. Two wonderful Liberation Seders for 2017 are dedicated to a free Palestine and the liberation of all peoples – one in Toronto and one in Hamilton. Both Seders will have the reading of the Haggadah followed by a Middle Eastern dinner.
Canada Talks Israel Palestine (CTIP) aims to promote a serious discussion in Canada about the complicated and emotional Israel/Palestine issue. If you support our educational mission, why not join? Or make a donation? Or learn more about what we do? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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…)
Carl Hétu is the Executive Director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA). He has organized and led official visits of Roman Catholic Bishops to Israel, West Bank and Gaza. On March 22, he will discuss why and how the attitude of the Church on the Israel/Palestine issue is evolving. …. (more…)