Discrimination

Canadian Zionists join world wide campaign to mark centenary of Balfour Declaration

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Almost every city and town in today’s Israel has a “Balfour Street”, named after Britain’s foreign secretary Lord Arthur Balfour who promised a “national home” for Jews in Palestine. Canadian Zionists, like their counterparts in many countries around the world, are organizing activities to commemorate the Centenary of the “Balfour Declaration’ and promote Israel in Canada. Read more…. (more…)

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…)

CBC story about Canadian sheep sent to Israel raises ethical, factual issues

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A recent CBC story reported that these sheep have just come from Canada to Israel where they now live on a farm on land confiscated from Palestinian peasants in 1948. CBC’s Derek Stoffel seems to think this is a good news story. But his article has some major issues. Read more… (more…)

Catholic Church’s slow but steady movement on Israel/Palestine: public presentation and discussion in Ottawa March 22

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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…)