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…

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In spite of criticism, rock icon Roger Waters steps up his defense of human rights for Palestinians

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Since the start of his cross-Canada musical tour, rock star Roger Waters has been attacked by various pro-Israel organizations for his steadfast support for human rights for Palestinians. He does not appear intimidated. On his last stop, in Vancouver, he will participate in a special meeting to discuss his support for a boycott of Israel. Read more….

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Carleton adult ed course on Israel/Palestine sold out again – but lectures now available on YouTube!!

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Many Canadians are confused and conflicted over the Israel/Palestine issue. They feel sorry for the Palestinians, but worry about security for Jews.  A long waiting list for a six week adult education course at Carleton University this fall seems to show that many are concerned and want to understand more.  Although this course is already oversold, a shortened version of six free 1 hour lectures is available on the CTIP YouTube channel. Read more…

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Canadian Embassy FB page: valuable source of information on Canada-Israel relations

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Ralph Goodale (centre front), Canada’s Minister of Public Safety recently visited Israel. Here he is with our Embassy staff in Tel Aviv. The Embassy’s Facebook page is a great source of information for anyone interested in knowing what Canadians are visiting (and doing business with) Israel. Read more… (more…)

Church group launches petition calling on Minister Freeland to oppose imminent demolition of two more Palestinian villages

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For more than a year, the tiny impoverished Palestinian village of Susiya has been under threat of demolition to make way for more Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. The settlements are illegal under international law, but Israel appears about to  move ahead. A Canadian church group wants Canada to speak out. Read more… (more…)