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We Brought the Gift of Light to a Hospital in Gaza

January 13, 2020

We, at Canadian Friends of Sabeel, have spent our year working with you towards justice and peace in the Holy Land. As we do this work together, we are continuously met with disheartening news of settlement expansion and violence from the…

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CFOS in last Decade

January 6, 2020

Reflecting back on the last decade, I would like to share with you only a few highlights for me. Read the latest email.

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James Graff Memorial Lecture 2019

October 30, 2019

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

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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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LIVING IN HOPE – BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

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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CANADIAN FEDERAL COURT RULES AGAINST FALSE LABELING OF WINES MADE IN WEST BANK SETTLEMENTS

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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Gaza Calls, Canada Answers 2019

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