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Canadian Zionists join world wide campaign to mark centenary of Balfour Declaration

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Almost every city and town in today’s Israel has a “Balfour Street”, named after Britain’s foreign secretary Lord Arthur Balfour who promised a “national home” for Jews in Palestine. Canadian Zionists, like their counterparts in many countries around the world, are organizing activities to commemorate the Centenary of the “Balfour Declaration’ and promote Israel in Canada. Read more…. (more…)

CTIP expresses best wishes for Passover to Jewish Canadians

 

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Canada Talks Israel Palestine is a secular organization. Our members include Jews, Christians, Muslims, other faiths and even non-believers.

We extend our Passover greetings to our Jewish Canadian members, to other Jews across Canada (hoping they will become CTIP members some day) and to Jews around the world.

We offer a special shout-out to Canadian Jews organizing “Liberation Seders” in various cities across Canada. Two wonderful Liberation Seders for 2017 are dedicated to a free Palestine and the liberation of all peoples – one in Toronto and one in Hamilton. Both Seders will have the reading of the Haggadah followed by a Middle Eastern dinner.

Happy Passover.

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Canada Talks Israel Palestine (CTIP) aims to promote a serious discussion in Canada about the complicated and emotional Israel/Palestine issue. If you support our educational mission, why not join? Or make a donation? Or learn more about what we do?  Contact us at membership.ctip@gmail.com.

Ottawa Book Festival: Jewish and Palestinian playwrights talk about Israel/Palestine, April 30th

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On April 30th,  The Ottawa Writers Festival will feature two Canadian authors, one Palestinian, the other Jewish. They will discuss their new collection of plays, entitled Double Exposure, Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas. Moderated by Canadian Jewish playwright, Arthur Milner. Read more. See exclusive video interview with one of the playwrights.  (more…)

Why has Israel arrested the leading spokesperson for the BDS movement?

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Omar Barghouti, (front row, light jacket) is one of the founders of the movement to boycott Israel for its abuses of Palestinian human rights (BDS). Here he is meeting with a group of Canadians in Ramallah in 2015. He was arrested last week by Israeli authorities. Read more… (more…)

CBC story about Canadian sheep sent to Israel raises ethical, factual issues

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A recent CBC story reported that these sheep have just come from Canada to Israel where they now live on a farm on land confiscated from Palestinian peasants in 1948. CBC’s Derek Stoffel seems to think this is a good news story. But his article has some major issues. Read more… (more…)