Campus Roundup: A review of this month’s Israel/Palestine activities on campuses across Canada



McGill University is one of many Canadian university campuses where debate took place last month over the Israel/Palestine conflict. Organizations defending Palestinian human rights are more active than ever across the country. So, also are various pro-Israeli organizations. The debate is intense. Read more.


The debate on BDS has now begun – thanks to Tony Clement



Former Tory minister Tony Clement probably calculated that a unanimous condemnation by Canadian Parliament would deliver a knock out blow to the BDS movement in Canada (or at least scare it into submission.)  But he didn’t get an unanimous vote. And the debate seems to have provoked more discussion about BDS than ever before. Read more (more…)

Is Israel starting to lose the battle for “hearts and minds” on Canadian campuses?

clash at york u

Vietnam. Civil Rights. Women’s rights. Universities have always been a fertile ground for debate over issues of justice and equality. Today there is increasing discussion over Israel/Palestine. Who’s winning? Who’s losing? See more


1800 University of Waterloo students call to sever ties with Israeli universities

sever ties debate

Thousands of University of Waterloo students participated last week in the first-ever referendum on UW’s links to Israeli universities. The “sever ties” referendum campaign failed to gain a majority, but it provoked a lot of discussion including among students who had never heard about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Learn more…