When they were blocked from entering Gaza in 2015 to meet with the Christian community there, a delegation of Catholic Bishops from around the world did a spontaneous “pray-in” in front of the checkpoint. After a 6 hour wait, embarrassed Israeli officials allowed the Bishops to enter. Powerful voices in the Catholic Church are speaking out about the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Read more. (more…)
UNRWA (the UN’s relief agency for Palestinian refugees) runs schools and medical clinics for millions of Palestinians. Prime Minister Harper cut off Canada’s financial contribution in 2012. Mr. Trudeau just reinstated it. The Israel lobby is angry and wants it reversed. Read more… (more…)
Carleton University in Ottawa has announced that for the second year in a row it will offer a course on the Israel/Palestinian conflict as part of its “Learning in Retirement” program. Interested? Read more… (more…)
On Monday, November 14th, in Toronto, Canadian publisher Playwrights Canada Press will launch an exciting new collection of plays, entitled Double Exposure, Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas. Read more. See exclusive interview with one of the playwrights.