Sabra and Shatila massacre: a scar that won’t heal

Pubished Sept. 17, 2020 in Mondoweiss

There are certain profound events in a nation’s history that leave an indelible mark on all its people. The massacre in two Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Sabra and Shatila, on September 16, 1982 stands as one of those events.

Taking place during the course of the Lebanese civil war, Israeli forces shot flares into the night sky, lighting the way for far-right Lebanese militias to carryout the systematic killing of up to 3500 Palestinian and Lebanese men, women and children.… Read more

CBC Insists on Erasing Palestinian National Identity

The following letter was sent on September 10, 2020 to the CBC Ombudsman requesting an official review of CBC’s flawed explanation of its language guide on Palestine. The Ombudsman has already confirmed that the review will happen, noting the results will be made public on his website.

Dear Mr. Jack Nagler,
CBC Ombudsman

We have received the more detailed reply regarding CBC’s language guide on Palestine from Paul Hambleton, Director of Journalism Standards.… Read more

Why I support Dimitri Lascaris for Green Party leader

Canada has such a long history of complicity in Palestinian dispossession that there is an urgent need for people here to correct these historic wrongs. Our governments helped devise and implement the Partition Plan, our governments have kept silent on Israeli war crimes for decades, and most of the last two decades, Canadian governments have been proud to be one of “Israel’s staunchest/iron-clad friends”.… Read more

Canadian Hypocrisy and the UN Security Council Seat

By Marion Kawas

Recently, a strong movement has coalesced opposing the Canadian government’s attempt to gain a seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC). Although progressive groups and individuals have been laying the foundation for this issue since late 2019, it has been thrust into the national spotlight in the last month with various petitions, statements and media coverage in the #NoUNSC4Canada campaign.… Read more

Does the Israeli Military Censor impact our News?

By Hanna Kawas

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the Great Return March in Gaza. Two years since the people of Gaza came out in protest to highlight their right of return and right to live in dignity; thousands paid with their lives or limbs for this protest, be they journalists, medics or children. Coverage of the demonstrations in Canada, and in other Western countries, was skewed and predictably pro-Israel.… Read more

Action Alert: Demand that Canada pressure Israel to end the siege of Gaza!

Join us in calling on the Canadian Foreign Minister to pressure Israel to end the brutal siege of Gaza. Due to the Israeli blockade, Palestinians have few ventilators and even fewer ICU beds to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. 97% of Gaza’s water is contaminated. Now is the time for the Canadian government to break its deadly silence on Israel’s horrific crimes against the Palestinian people.… Read more

Virtual Days of Action: Support Palestine, End the Siege of Gaza, Boycott HP

March 28– 30

Due to the recent public health concerns, our event to support Palestine and to demand an end to the crippling siege on Gaza will become a social media action. Stay tuned to the FB Event Page for memes, twitter campaigns and other actions you can take between March 28-30th to show the Israeli government and the world that they will be held accountable for their war crimes!

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Maiming for Sport: Canada enables Israel’s War Crimes

Maiming Palestinians for Sport is a War Crime

By Marion Kawas

Published in Palestine Chronicle, March 10, 2020

The new Haaretz report entitled “42 Knees in One Day” is a difficult and painful read, and many people of conscience have responded with disgust and rage.

For those few who have not seen the report, it details in chilling fashion the accounts of 6 Israeli snipers who were stationed at the border with Gaza during the Great Return March protests.… Read more

Interviews on Jagmeet Singh statements at CIJA roundtable

Spice Radio: CPA chairperson Hanna Kawas exposes the fallacies in recent comments by NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on BDS and Palestine.

Jagmeet Singh and the NDP on the Wrong Path Forward on Palestine … Again

Jagmeet Singh and the NDP on the Wrong Path Forward on Palestine…Again.

CPA chairperson Hanna Kawas exposes the fallacies in recent comments by NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on BDS and Palestine.

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Boycott Israeli Wine, Stand up for Palestine!!

New Video from Feb. 29th Action, FB Event Page

BDS activists were out leafleting on February 29, 2020 in Vancouver, to say Boycott Israeli Wines, and to tell consumers that both the Canadian and BC governments are complicit in Israeli war crimes against Palestinians. They are asking people to contact the BC Attorney General, David Eby (see below) to demand that BC Liquor Stores stop violating international law.… Read more