Discrimination

“Too late for two states?” – US scholar shares his hopes of saving a two state solution, but some remain unconvinced…

gershon Shamir

American/Israeli academic Gershon Shafir spoke on November 14th to a large crowd at the Jewish Community Centre in Ottawa. He was very critical of Israel’s seemingly unstoppable slide towards intolerance and right wing politics, but still held out hope for a 2 state solution. Many in the audience were relieved, but not everyone was convinced. See this report by guest columnist Diana Ralph, of Independent¬†Jewish Voices Ottawa. (more…)

UN Special rapporteur raises new issue in report on human rights in Occupied Territories: has the occupation become annexation?

Lynk-e1509466133431Professor Michael Lynk, of Western University Law school, is the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In his most recent report, he recommends to the UN General Assembly that it examine whether the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory is still legal after 50 years. Read more…

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Mennonite Central Committee issues a “Cry for home”

Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC), a Christian relief, development, and peacebuilding agency, has recently launched an educational campaign called “Cry for Home” focussing on the ongoing human tragedy in Israel/Palestine.¬† I interviewed Rick Cober Bauman, Executive Director of MCC Canada about the campaign. Read more and watch the short video interview…

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In spite of criticism, rock icon Roger Waters steps up his defense of human rights for Palestinians

roger waters poster vancouver

Since the start of his cross-Canada musical tour, rock star Roger Waters has been attacked by various pro-Israel organizations for his steadfast support for human rights for Palestinians. He does not appear intimidated. On his last stop, in Vancouver, he will participate in a special meeting to discuss his support for a boycott of Israel. Read more….

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