political prisoners

Amnesty Canada takes up the issue of Ahed Tamimi, a 16 year old Palestinian girl in Israeli jail

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Amnesty International Canada has joined the international campaign for the release of the young Palestinian woman taken from her home in the middle of the night by Israeli forces. There are over 300 other Palestinian children in Israeli jails. Read more… (more…)

PCC to Minister Freeland: “Ahed Tamimi, a 16 year old Palestinian child in Israeli custody, could be in danger”


Sixteen year old Ahed Tamimi appears in an Israeli military court in Occupied Palestinian Territory after Israeli soldiers forcibly entered her family’s house in the middle of the night on December 19th and arrested her. She remains in custody without charge. The Palestinian Canadian Congress has written an urgent letter to Minister Freeland expressing concerns for Ahed’s safety and asking the Minister to raise the issue with her Israeli counterparts. Read more…. (more…)

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…


Rearrest of Israeli whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu “shameful and vindictive”: Canadian Anglican priest


Mordecai Vanunu shocked the world (and the Israeli government) in 1986 when he revealed that Israel was secretly building an atomic bomb. He spent 18 years in an Israeli prison, 11 of them in solitary confinement. The Israeli government has just laid new charges against him. A Canadian priest who knows Vanunu speaks about the issue. Read more.