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Palestinian Cartoonist Naji Al Ali's character "Handala" who critically observed the occupation of Palestine over the decades
Palestinian Cartoonist Naji Al Ali’s character “Handala” who critically observed the occupation of Palestine over the decades

Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (MIJPME) is located in the mid-island region of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. People from Courtenay to Duncan join with us and attend our events.

Current events organized, supported or sponsored by MIJPME include:

  • MIJPME hosts a discussion group in the Comox Valley to explore, learn and expand our understanding of the complexities regarding the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Those who participate recommend and review various resources – video/books/articles – and then gather monthly to discuss in a thoughtful and respectful manner. We meet one Monday evening a month in Courtenay. ContactJudy Goldschmidt at 250-331-9391.
  • Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, author of I Shall not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey, and keynote speaker at the Conference on Apology and Forgiveness, April 26, 2012 in Courtenay, BC.
  • Israeli historian Ilan Pappé speaks on The False Paradigm of Peace: Revisiting the Palestine Question in Victoria, May 5, 2012.
  • Past events organzed or sponsored by MIJPME:
  • Kevin Neish, participant on the Mavi Marmara, Gaza Freedom flotilla, in 2010
  • Sid Shniad, Independent Jewish Voices
  • Michael Keefer – Author of Anti-Semitism: Real and Imagined
  • Robert Massoud – Zatoun Palestinian Olive Oil
  • Cindy Sheehan, US Peace Activist
  • Sponsorship of Amira Hass, Israeli journalist, to Victoria, BC in partnership with Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
  • MIJPME had the honour of bringing Leon Rosselson, English Folksinger and Boycott Divestment and Sanctions supporter to Nanaimo in July 2011
  • Members also participate monthly in Women in Black street actions in downtown Nanaimo, carrying signs calling for a “Free Gaza” and to “Stop to the Occupation of Palestine.”