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Toronto group offers new “toolkit” for groups who want to remember the “Nakba” on its 70th anniversary

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A new internet-based “action kit” (called Nakba70action) filled with resources about the history of Israel/Palestine has been put on line by Robert Massoud, a Palestinian Canadian living in Toronto. He hopes it will be useful to groups or individuals who would like to find a way to mark the 70th anniversary of the “Nakba” (or disaster) that befell Palestinians in 1947/48. Read more… (more…)

Meet CTIP’s Gaza correspondent

ahmed alnaouq correspondentAhmed Alnaouq, 23, graduated from Al-Azhar University in Gaza City, with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. A resident of the Gaza community of Deir Albalah, he says his dream is to advance the cause of Palestinian human rights and to expose the “human face” of the Israeli occupation. He works for a Palestinian NGO. He has also agreed to be an occasional correspondent for CTIP.  Watch this little video to meet Ahmed… (more…)

70 years later – should Israel give this Palestinian Canadian his property back?

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April 2017. Palestinian Canadian Fuad Abboud, now a retired lawyer living in Calgary, walks along the “Corniche” in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1948 his family escaped to Lebanon to avoid growing Zionist violence in Haifa. The new State of Israel never allowed any of the family to return to live in Haifa, and then confiscated all their family property, as it did to all Palestinian refugees who were declared to be ‘Absentees’ under Israel’s Absentee Property Act. Should he get his family property back? Read more and decide….

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One hundred years later, Ottawa Unitarians discuss the Balfour Declaration – was it a good idea, or not?

One hundred years ago this month, after decades of anti-Jewish pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe, British Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur Balfour promised Jews that Britain would help them create a homeland in Palestine.

That set in motion events which have caused trouble in the Middle East ever since.

Was Balfour’s idea a good one, or not? The First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa is organizing a film and discussion to mark the 100th anniversary.

First Unitarian Congregation

30 Cleary Avenue

Wednesday, November 22 @ 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.

For more information click on:  Balfour Declaration event

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Palestinian women have been opposing the Balfour Declaration for a long time

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Sadhij Nassar, one of the leaders of the Arab Women’s Movement in Mandate Palestine wrote and spoke frequently against the British takeover of Palestine and its “Balfour Declaration”.  In 1939 she was imprisoned and later exiled for her determined opposition to Britain’s project. Read a special guest column by Grafton Ross…

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