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Canadian Jews talk directly to young Palestinians about life in Gaza

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Progressive Jews from across Canada participated in a discussion with young Palestinians living in Gaza in a recent webinar organized by Independent Jewish Voices Canada. They discussed aspects of life in Gaza today, finding ways to be optimistic while living in the constant shadow of death and destruction. Here, Corey Balsam, IJV’s National Coordinator (top left) moderates the conversation with Asma Tayeh (right) and Issam Adwan (bottom). Read more. (more…)

A Palestinian/Canadian refugee maps his lifelong struggle to return to Palestine

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Salman Abu Sitta was ten years old when his Palestinian village was overrun by Zionist forces and his family forced to take refuge in Gaza. His life in exile took him to many countries, including Canada where he became a citizen, taught at UWO and even helped found the Canadian Arab Federation. But he never gave up thinking about and planning for the day when he and his family would return to the land from which he was expelled. A new memoir sheds light on the drama of his expulsion, and the struggle to regain justice for Palestinian refugees. Read more. (more…)

A recent election reveals four interesting paradoxes about Israel

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Israeli President Reuvin Rivlin will decide whether Benjamin Netanyahu (r) gets to form a new Likud government, or if that privilege will go to Benny Ganz (l), Netanyahu’s former top general and leader of the “Blue and White” party. The election revealed some interesting paradoxes about Israel. Read more.

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Palestinian American author Noura Erekat to do 3 city Canadian speaking tour in September

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Well-known Palestinian American academic lawyer and author Noura Erekat will be making a 3 city speaking tour in Canada in September. She is a frequent commentator on CNN and elsewhere. Her tour is organized by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). She has been very critical of the “peace process” and the so-called two state solution. Read more.

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