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BDS activist Gilad Paz. Image: Independent Jewish Voice Canada
Aaron Lakoff | Gilad Paz, a 38-year-old lawyer, fled his native Israel to come to Canada in August 2016. Now that Paz has exhausted all legal avenues to remain in Canada, he faces a removal order back to Israel.
Shifaa Hospital, Gaza. Image: Gigi Ibrahim/Flickr
Victoria Fenner | Mariam Abu Alatta, project officer with the Aisha Association for Woman and Child Protection in Gaza, talks about the COVID-19 outbreak and how it's affecting life in the early days of the pandemic.
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Image courtesy of Yafa Jarrar, used with permission
| The Palestinian feminist lawmaker was arrested again on Halloween morning.
Protest against Israel attack on Gaza in Berlin. Image: Montecruz Foto/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | The political winds for the last few years have been unrelentingly cruel to Palestine, but at this moment, there are some opportunities for progressive Canadians to act and perhaps make a difference.
Elections Canada poll sign. Image: Dennis Sylvester Hurd/Flickr
Larry Haiven | A critique of the submissiveness of Canada's major parties to the Israel lobby, and review of recent welcome changes in the period leading up to the October 21 federal election.
'Gaza' -- new film explores life in 'the world's largest open air prison'
Face2Face | Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell and host David Peck talk about their new film "Gaza" -- covering grace and humour, surfing, ordinary people and one-dimensional views of complex problems.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Linda McQuaig | A recent episode involving pro-Palestinian activist Dimitri Lascaris highlights the extent to which debate over Palestinian rights has been all but shut down by our political leaders.
Lia Tarachansky | Many don't understand that Israel/ עם ישראל (the Jewish collective identity), the State of Israel (founded in 1948), and the government of Israel are separate, although they sometimes overlap.
Palestinian children peer out from a window in Gaza after Israeli air strikes. Photo: Shareef Sarhan/United Nations Photo/Flickr
Thomas Woodley | The Trump administration's decision to withdraw funding from the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees is a negotiations non-starter with the worst of intentions.
“The World Is Too Small For Walls.” Graffiti on a concrete block in front of the apartheid wall in Bethlehem.  Photo: Laurence Chiasson
Laurence Chiasson | An article in solidarity with participants on a Birthright Israel tour who left the tour to witness the lives and experiences of Palestinians.
Yves Engler | Bernie Farber has been a leading proponent of the idea that expressing support for Palestinians is anti-Semitism, yet he has standing among some Left/liberals.
Knesset in Jerusalem, July 31, 2001. Avishai Teicher, via PikiWiki-Israel free image collection project. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Corey Balsam, Sid Shniad | While this new law doesn't change much in practice, it should lay to rest any remaining illusions about Israel's true nature.