Movie watchers around the world (including Canadians) were thrilled when US GI Steve McQueen escaped from a German prison camp in the award winning 1964 movie “The Great Escape”. We admired the determination, patience and courage he and his fellow prisoners showed in digging an escape hole under the very noses of his hated Nazi captors. Palestinians are reacting the same way to the news this week that 6 political prisoners have escaped from a notorious Israeli jail. Read more.(more…)
While Israel publicly supports a 2 state solution, it continues to take over more and more land. Most observers think that it is not possible for Palestinians to have a real state on the tiny amount of land they still control. However, Canada like most of the Western world, has stubbornly remained committed to the 2 state idea while seeming to ignore Israeli expansion. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) has just issued a policy paper calling Canada’s policy into question. CTIP interviews CJPME’s Michael Bueckert about the thinking behind the new policy recommendations. Read more and watch the video interview.(more…)
Dr. Tarek Loubani is a Palestinian Canadian. He was born in Kuwait of Palestinian refugee parents. He frequently goes to Gaza where he works as an emergency room doctor at al Shifa hospital in Gaza City. On June 29th, the Ottawa Forum on Israel Palestine organized a zoom based expert panel of Canadians to discuss his work with Dr. Loubani. Watch the video interview….(more…)
An Ontario Appeal Court Judge has again rejected an attempt by B’nai Brith Canada’s legal counsel David Matas (l) and CEO Michael Mostyn (r) to vilify the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for its strong support of Palestinian rights. The Israel lobby has suffered a number of legal setbacks in the last year, as Canada’s courts seem resistant to their pressure. Human rights lawyer Dimitri Lascaris explained why to OFIP Chair Peter Larson. Read more and watch the interview with Mr. Lascaris….