Eighty percent of those living in Gaza are refugees whose parents or grandparents were forced to flee from what is now Israel in 1947/48. Gaza is more than angry young men throwing stones or shooting rockets, or impoverished and desperate women and children huddled in bombed out buildings. It is also a functioning society where people shop, play, cook, eat, and socialize under very difficult circumstances. See the webinar as we follow one lady giving us a window into her daily life. Rana is an author, an English teacher, a wife and the mother of three children. She will show us around her home and her neighborhood. She will talk about raising children, the challenges of looking after her elderly relatives, and earning a living. How does she do it – under Israeli blockade with occasional Israeli air raids and constant Israeli drones flying overhead – AND NOW during a pandemic?
THREAT TO JERUSALEM Sunday, December 6 at 1 pm ET, featuring Zakaria Odeh, executive director of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, Jonathan Kuttab, founder of Al-Haq, recognized international human rights lawyer, Dr. Yousef Al Natshi, director of the Department of Tourism and Archaeology at the al-Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem and Azeezah Kanji, legal academic and journalist. Discussions on threats to Masjid Al-Asqa, demographic changes underway in Al Quds/Jerusalem, house demolitions in East Jerusalem, evictions of Palestinians in Palestine and Israeli settlers in Holy City. Register for the Webinar at Just Peace Advocates
Kumi Now brings activists around the world together for Palestine. Kumi Now hosts weekly video gatherings to connect activists with the organizations working for Palestine. You can view participate in current and view past sessions by following the links on the Kumi Now website.
The Toronto Palestine Film Festival is happening online between September 23-29, 2020 with film screenings, music performances, a visual art showcase, panels, exclusive merchandise and more! For the first time in 13 years all special events and select films worldwide will be presented. Check it out
A discussion with alternative media journalists Mnar Muhawesh Adley (MintPress News), Rania Khalek (Unauthorized Disclosure), and Anya Parampil (The Grayzone)
Register to reserve your spot.
COVID-19 and the Systematic Neglect of Palestinians in East Jerusalem – Online briefing launch – Thurs. July 23, 12pm
Representative from MAP, Al-Haq and JLAC will discuss the main findings of the paper and the actions needed to be urgently taken by the international community to bring about lasting change. Register
Canadian Perspectives on Israeli Annexation of Palestinian Lands
Please join us at 1PM (EDT) on July 19, 2020 for a webinar hosted by the Canada Boat to Gaza, a member of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition. To register on Zoom, please follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/
Panelists are: Rehab Nazzal , Lia Tarachansky, Michael Lynk and Dimitri Lascaris. The panel will be moderated by David Heap of the Canadian Boat to Gaza / Freedom Flotilla Coalition.
Join us on July 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. in front of St Catharines City Hall
to rally for Palestinian freedom, to end occupation, to oppose annexation, to demand equality for all who live in the land.
Some Events from the past:
We watched the video of Miko Peled, an Israeli from Jerusalem. He wrote the book, “The General’s Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine.”
We also watched the BBC documentary “A Walk in the Park”. Here is a short outtake. If you are interested in the full documentary, please contact us.