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Palestine and Israel: The Best Available Evidence

As I have grown older I have come to realize I should be less certain about most issues – unless there are irrefutable facts. I have also grown to be suspicious of those who state beliefs with absolute conviction but … Continue reading

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An Anniversary of Sorts

Today is kind of an anniversary for me. It was a year ago that I was targeted by an Israeli sniper and later tear gassed while attending the Open Shuada Street demonstration in Hebron. Shuhada Street was once a bustling business … Continue reading

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Mr. Harper, I sure hate to burst your bubble about Israel

For international readers this is a letter to Stephen Harper the Prime Minister of Canada. He recently took a group of over 200 guests with him to accept an honourary degree and attend the dedication of a bird sanctuary. Much … Continue reading

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Scarlett Johansson and Groundhog Day

Dear Scarlet, Today is a really big day for you – its Super Bowl Sunday! Your new ad for Soda Stream is going to be broadcast into millions of people’s homes! It must be so exciting for you! I want … Continue reading

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Truth or Consequences

There is a serious question that all must wrestle with regarding Palestine and Israel: are we more interested in truth or non-violence? What are the long term consequences of this choice? I abhor violence. Standing by the bedside of a … Continue reading

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Broken and Weary Peace Poles

This Sunday we are dedicating a new Peace Pole at St. Paul’s. Our existing one was installed shortly after the invasion of Iraq. It has endured some long, Hard Canadian winters. Over the years, it has reminded many of us … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Budget! Or is it????

Dear President Obama,Sorry I haven’t written lately. I really should have tried to get this note off to you much earlier. My time in Palestine and Israel as an Ecumenical Accompanier is over. I am really glad, I don’t have … Continue reading

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