Refugees

Dr. Tarek Loubani, fearless trauma doctor and amazing medical inventor, will be in Ottawa on Jan 14th

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Soft spoken Tarek Loubani is not only a courageous emergency physician who has put himself at great risk to help wounded Palestinians in Gaza, he is also an amazing inventor. He has created cheap medical tools for use in Gaza because Israel makes it very hard to bring in medical equipment. See more….

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Life and death in the Gaza Strip – Dr. Tarek Loubani to speak in Ottawa, Jan. 14th

life and death in gazaTarek Loubani is a Palestinian-Canadian emergency physician who regularly volunteers in the Gaza Strip. On January 14th, Dr. Loubani will discuss his experiences on the front lines delivering healthcare in Gaza’s largest hospital, Al-Shifa and on the front lines of the recent Great March of Return. He will be introduced by Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada. Read more…and come to hear them both… (more…)

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

Salman-Abu-Sitta

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…)