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James Graff Memorial Lecture 2019

October 30, 2019

JGML 2019 – We are excited to announce the speaker for this year’s iteration of the annual James Graff Memorial Lecture. Samah Sabawi is an award-winning playwright, poet, political analyst and human rights advocate. She has written and produced the critically…

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Tales of a City by the Sea

October 24, 2019

TALES OF A CITY BY THE SEA  (December 6-15) is an award-winning play written by Samah Sabawi and directed by Rahaf Fasheh.  It is the story of two people who meet and fall in love in the besieged Gaza strip, woven…

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South African Church Declares Solidarity with Palestinians

September 27, 2019

The South African Anglican Church has adopted a comprehensive motion declaring solidarity with the Palestinian people. The motion was passed unanimously and commits the church to support non-violent resistance to the occupation, including Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. This is one of…

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September 6, 2019

Omar Haramy, a Christian leader from Palestine, has been invited to speak on this topic at Bloor St. United Church in Toronto on September 11 at 7:00 pm. Omar, an advocate for peace and justice, is program staff at Sabeel in…

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Israeli gov’t denies entry to 2 US congresswomen attempting to visit Israel and the West Bank

August 16, 2019

US congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were denied entry to Israel and the occupied West Bank on Thursday after having previously been told they would be able to visit by the Israeli government. Tlaib is a Palestinian American who’s grandmother…

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Israel approves construction of thousands of new illegal settlements in the West Bank

August 7, 2019

On Tuesday, August 6, the Israeli Civil Administration, the body that oversees the occupation of the West Bank, approved the construction of over 2,300 new housing units in the occupied West Bank. This comes two weeks after over 100 Palestinian homes…

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August 1, 2019

A Canadian Federal Court has ruled that wines produced in illegal settlements located in the occupied West Bank cannot continue to advertise that they are made in Israel. The judge rule on Monday, July 29, that Canadian consumers have a constitutional…

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Canada condemns demolition of 100 Palestinian homes in the West Bank

July 24, 2019

The West Bank village of Sur Baher was targeted by hundreds of Israeli troops and bulldozers on Monday, July 22 as they began operations to demolish approximately 100 homes, citing ‘security concerns’ and claiming that the proximity of the houses to…

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