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To all Human Rights and human dignity defenders…

A statement from the Union of Agricultural Work Committees in Gaza: An Appeal for Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners and detainees on hunger strike in Israeli prisons To all Human Rights and human dignity defenders… To all who oppose Israel crimes and terrorism … Palestinian Prisoners and detainees are on an open hunger strike for their …

Canadians at odds with their government on Israel

By Murray Dobbin February 17, 2017 As the future of Israeli Jews and Palestinians spirals down into an inevitable and inexorable apartheid struggle, Canadians are being denied their fundamental right in a democracy. That is the right to an honest and frank debate about one of the most important issues faced by the international community …

Statement from Women’s Boat to Gaza – October 5, 2016

This afternoon at 15:58 (CEST) on 5 October, the Israeli Occupation Navy surrounded the Zaytouna-Oliva in International Waters and kidnapped the 13 human rights activists on their way to Gaza. A list of all the women on board can be found here. The IOF began to intercept the boat around the same time as the …

Vancouver Island Human Rights Activist is Chosen as One of Three Canadians Joining Women’s Boat to Gaza

Mid-Islanders for Justice & Peace in the Middle East (MIPJME) For immediate release:  Comox Valley contact:  Judy Goldschmidt  250-331-9391 judy.goldschmidt@gmail.com  (For immediate release)…. The Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG), a Freedom Flotilla Coalition initiative, will launch in September with an all-women crew from around the world. Three Canadian women are joining the Freedom Flotilla’s current campaign …

Women’s Boat to Gaza: Zaytouna-Oliva departs for Gaza

Zaytouna-Oliva departs for Gaza Amal-Hope II to follow soon For Immediate Release September 27, 2016 Contacts people: Lucia Intruglio / Wendy Goldsmith Phone: +39 368 746 8528 / +39 328 718 5648 Email: lucia.intruglio@gmail.com / wendy goldsmith Messina, Italy:  This morning at 9:50 am, women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey on …

Israel’s Silent Allies Are Its Worst Enemy by Murray Dobbin

See complete article Former PM notes ‘signs of fascism,’ but West ignores danger. By Murray Dobbin 11 Jun 2016 | TheTyee.ca Former Israeli defence minister Moshe Ya’alon has warned of ‘phenomena of extremism, violence, and racism in Israeli society that threaten its fortitude.’ By now anyone even vaguely aware of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has heard …

Signs of Regression: The NDP and Palestine by Dan Freeman-Maloy

See complete article  A friend recently expressed his confusion about the outrage over the death of Ali Dawabsheh, the 18-month-old Palestinian toddler who was killed last month when Jewish settlers firebombed his home in the occupied West Bank.[1] (The child’s father was also badly burned in the attack, and eight days later died from his …

The Gaza Strip’s Last Safety Net is in Danger: The UN’s refugee agency is one of the few forces standing between the people of Gaza and humanitarian catastrophe.

See Article By Sara Roy August 6, 2015 Not long ago, I had a conversation with an official I know from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The official told me about a conversation he had with a senior Israel Defense Forces officer. In that conversation, …