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Revisiting the Palestine question: An interview with Ilan Pappe

Ilan Pappe will be speaking to audiences across Canada this week. (Photo: http://electronicintifada.net)

Israeli historian Ilan Pappe begins a speaking tour across Canada tonight in Montreal. The theme of his talk is "The False Paradigm of Peace: Revisiting the Palestine Question."

Based currently at the University of Exeter in the UK, Pappe will be discussing the history of failed negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. He is the author of nine books including The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, which is the definitive account of the expulsion of close to 800,000 Palestinians in 1948 upon the founding of the state of Israel.

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| March 21, 2012
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Canadian government increasingly pro-Israel

March 13, 2012
| Over the past decade, a number of factors have resulted in deeper levels of support by the Canadian government for the Israeli state.
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| March 5, 2012

Shaw bans video of peace activist author's book reading

VICTORIA, B.C. -- "Program Our Way to Fight," the record of an evening with Canadian author Michael Reardon recently hosted by the Victoria Chapter of Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada, is being censored by Shaw Cable in Vancouver.

Pasifik.ca, who recorded the event and wishes to release it as an independent community program, has received an email saying that Shaw TV cannot broadcast the video of Our Way to Fight: Peace-work Under Siege in Israel-Palestine by Michael Riordon, as it is too "unbalanced" and "controversial."

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New book investigates influence of Israel lobby on free speech at Canadian universities

No Debate: The Israel Lobby and Free Speech at Canadian Universities

by Jon Thompson
(James Lorimer & Co,
2011;
$22.95)

Academic conferences don't usually muster public attention, but in 2009 the organizers of the blandly titled Israel/Palestine: Mapping Models of Statehood and Paths to Peace found themselves at the center of a media shit storm fuelled by the hysterical rhetoric of pro-Israel community groups and their supporters in the media. This reaction culminated in an unprecedented move by Conservative Minister of State Gary Goodyear to threaten the funding of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) -- an arms-length agency created by an act of parliament -- if it did not commit itself to a review of the funding it had already awarded by an independent peer-review process.

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| January 30, 2012
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