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Advocating for Palestine in Canada: Histories, Movements, Action

Edited by Emily Regan Wills, Jeremy Wildeman, Michael Bueckert and Nadia Abu-Zahra, and a Foreword by Libby Davies.   Why is it so difficult to advocate for Palestine in Canada and what can we learn from the movement’s successes? This account of Palestine solidarity activism in Canada grapples with these questions through a wide-ranging exploration

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“What is Israel’s word worth?” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

On October 22, Israel issued a military order designating six prominent Palestinian human rights groups – Addameer, Al-Haq, Defense for Children International-Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, the Bisan Center for Research and Development, and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees – as “terrorist organisations”…. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/12/7/what-is-israels-word-worth

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PCAAN Statement on CAUT’s Resolution Against the IHRA

The Palestinian-Canadian Academics and Artists Network (PCAAN) applauds CAUT’s resolution opposing the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism (IHRA WDA) at Canadian universities and colleges. In doing so, CAUT has sent a clear message: governments and states cannot invalidate and criminalize, for the sake of their narrow self-interest, what many

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“The Toronto District School Board’s real scandal is anti-Palestinian racism” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

In an equity talk he was asked to give to members of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) two weeks ago, Desmond Cole, a well-known Black author, activist, and journalist in Canada, dared to utter two words: Free Palestine. The moment he said it, moderators demanded he explain how Free Palestine doesn’t entail the “destruction

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“Mandated Memory : The schooling of Palestine in Anis Sayigh’s and Nicola Ziadeh’s Recollections” by Dyala Hamzah

Nicola Ziadeh (1907–2006) and Anis Sayigh (1931–2009) were ubiquitousPalestinian public intellectuals of the second half of the twentieth century, whose voices could be heard on the Arab world’s major broadcasting networks, whose pens defined or shaped the columns of its press, and who devoted a lifetime to building the institutional pillars of Palestinian culture and,

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“The choice is between Israeli colonialism vs. decolonial justice” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

According to the Israeli state and pro-Israel groups, the Palestinian critique of Israel ultimately stems from a disposition of evil and hate. Pick any of these groups, and you’ll find repeated ad nauseum the assertion that this critique is geared towards the “vilification” and “demonization” of Israel, as if that is the end goal of

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“Urgently needed – a ‘Palestinian-Montrealer’!” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

On May 11, as Israel was unleashing its military machine in occupied Jerusalem and elsewhere, I was put into contact with CBC Radio-Montreal who were looking for someone to interview to discuss the violent events in Sheikh Jarrah. After offering myself to speak on one of their programmes on the requested day of May 12,

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