Tag Archives: Settler Violence

For Everything There Is a Season : Today I Mourn, Tomorrow

For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to mourn. . . . Ecclesiastes 3 Today, I mourn. I mourn with the people of Gaza where there were at least six children … Continue reading

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Khan Al-Ahmar Threatened Once Again.

An open letter to PM Trudeau. May 7, 2018 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, I am writing to you as chair of the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a network of members and friends of … Continue reading

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Wondering About Justin Trudeau’s Positions: Canada and Israel’s Shared Democratic Values, Security Council Resolution 2334 and Anti-Zionism

Below is an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who issued a statement on Israel’s Independence Day in which he made three statements that left me and many others, somewhat befuddled. On behalf of the United Network for … Continue reading

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Religion, Divestment, Shareholder Engagement, the United Church and the Way of Jesus

Religion, Divestment, Shareholder Engagement, the United Church and the Way of Jesus Religion is not rational. It is about relationships and symbols that speak to our lives and to our connections with what is within us and beyond us. It … Continue reading

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In Response to the Green Party Support for BDS.

Dear David, I wish to convey to you and the Green Party my sincere thanks and appreciation for all those who supported human rights, the rule of international law and the desire for a just peace that is at the … 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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