Book Launch and Talk
Michael Keefer’s new book, Hard Truths for Canada about Israel and Palestine, offers a forceful critique of the near-unanimous support for Israeli state policies expressed by Canada’s political elites. Setting out to help Canadians do what is right in relation to Palestine and Israel, the book demolishes the Harper government’s position, which rests upon falsehoods and myths that have been thoroughly refuted–by Jewish and Israeli scholars and public intellectuals, among others. Keefer shows through analyses of recent events and current tendencies how urgent it is for peaceful international pressure to be exerted to bring Israel into compliance with international law. He argues that it’s time for Canadians to recognize the choices that confront us, and in the face of misrepresentations and slanders, to place ourselves firmly on the side of common decency and of solidarity with the oppressed.
Michael Keefer is Professor Emeritus at the University of Guelph and a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada. He was editor of Antisemitism Real and Imagined: Responses to the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism (2010).
Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:50
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.
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