Tag Archives: Occupation

An Open Letter to the Green Party of Canada

To: David Coon, NB Member of the Legislative Assembly Cc: Elizabeth May, MP Dear David, I write to you as a fellow New Brunswicker as the Green Party convention begins in Ottawa. As you know, I served as a human … Continue reading

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Parliamentarians: Do They Really Know?

Like most Canadians, I was shocked by the stories of residential school survivors. Many asked, “How could such a thing have occurred without people knowing?” While serving as a human rights observer in Palestine and Israel I had an interesting … Continue reading

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A Golden Jubilee

The news has been depressing so I haven’t posted in awhile. Things have been spiralling downward in Palestine and Israel. The level of provocation from the Israeli government has just continued to escalate since the summer. There have been parallel … Continue reading

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Israeli Forced Transfer of Palestinian Bedouin

Below is a letter to Prime Minister Harper asking for our government to come to the aid of Palestinian Bedouin and to stand up for the Geneva Convention and international human rights laws. The Bedouin are the least and the … Continue reading

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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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