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Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's rol...
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is a non-government organization (NGO) based in Gaza City. The Centre is a non-profit company, dedicated to protecting human rights, promoting the rule of law and upholding democratic...

News Releases

Celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Non-Violent Resistance in Bil'in in the West Bank
2010-02-01
Come to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the non-violent resistance in Bil'in in the occupied West Bank. February 5th from 5 until 6pm at the Iisraeli Consulate 180 Bloor St. W. Toronto.
Five years of illegality: Time to dismantle the Wall and respect the rights of Palestinians
2009-07-09
Oxfam International
In a report, Five years of illegality, Oxfam International presents testimonies of fifteen Palestinian men and women who recount their daily problems, arising from the construction of the Wall and its...
IFJ Backs PJS Demand for Respect of Palestinian Journalists' Dignity after Security Check Incident in Jerusalem
2012-07-20
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called on the Israeli authorities to respect the right to dignity of Palestinian journalists who work in the country.
IJV Demands That Canada's Mainstream Jewish Groups Condemn Spate of Racist, Anti-Democratic Laws Passed By Israeli Parliament
2011-04-11
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV says that if Canada's mainstream Jewish organizations really believe in democracy, they will condemn the laws passed recently by the Israeli parliament.
In support of Israel Apartheid Week
2011-03-11
Independent Jewish Voices
Rather than attacking Israel Apartheid Week, our leaders should be supporting it.
Independent Jewish Voices Joins Call for Global Protest
2011-02-10
Independent Jewish Voices
Calls for women of the world to unite behind the popular resistance of Palestinian women in defence of their land, rights and dignity
Independent Jewish Voices Toronto protests Jewish National Fund’s role in Bedouin home demolitions
2011-11-18
Independent Jewish Voices
The Toronto chapter of Independent Jewish Voices is calling for an end to the Jewish National Fund’s role in evicting Bedouin citizens of Israel from their homes in order to expand Jewish settlement.
Jewish Group Applauds Pride's Pro-Free Speech Stance
2010-06-25
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices # Canada applauds and congratulates Pride Toronto on its historic decision to allow Queers Against Israeli Apartheid to march in next month's Pride parade. IJV condemns attem...
Jewish Group Strongly Opposes Censorship at York University
2013-05-21
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada protests the York University administration's decision to revoke the student club status of Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) at York University until Ja...
Jewish human rights group condemns U of Manitoba Student Union attack on freedom of speech
2013-04-15
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices responds to Israel supporters' attack on freedom of speech.
Jewish human rights group supports Israeli Apartheid Week
2013-03-05
Independent Jewish Voices
IJV responds to critics' criticism of Israel Apartheid Week, insisting that Israel be held to the same standard as every other country when it comes to international law and human rights.
Jewish human rights group to hold annual conference in Toronto this week
2012-10-11
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices' annual general meeting takes place this week in Toronto. It will feature a number of prominent guest speakers and address a range of issues related to the organization's man...
Nobel Prize Nominee and Israeli Peace Activist visits Canada on 'Gaza' tour
2009-01-12
Jeff Halper, an Israeli human rights activist, anthropology professor, coordinator of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee is on a cross-Canada sp...
Occupation on Trial - Palestinian village sues Canadian corporations for building illegal Israeli settlements
2009-05-30
Bil'in, a Palestinian village that has become an international symbol of Palestinian popular non-violent resistance to the ongoing construction of the Israeli separation wall, is suing Canadian corpor...
Palestinian Freedom Riders to Board Settler Buses to Jerusalem
2011-11-15
Palestinian activists will attempt to peacefully board segregated Israeli public transportation in the occupied West Bank to travel to East Jerusalem in action reminiscent of the Civil Rights Movement...
Shit Students CAN'T Say (About Israel)
2012-01-21
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Inspired by the viral hit Shit Homophobic People Say -- that proved no spoofing is necessary -- Shit Students CAN'T Say is real video clips showing that criticism of Israel is being banned and repres...
Sources welcomes Independent Jewish Voices
2010-05-31
Independent Jewish Voices
Sources welcomes a new member: Independent Jewish Voices. ndependent Jewish Voices represents Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitme...
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...
Sources welcomes the Seriously Free Speech Committee
2010-10-17
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Sources welcomes a new member: the Seriously Free Speech Committee. The SFSC is committed to free expression of views on Israel/Palestine.
The story Israel doesn't want you to know: Israeli Resistance to Israeli Apartheid
2009-02-17
Anarchists Against the Wall
Shachaf Polakow, a member of the Israeli group, Anarchists Against the Wall will be speaking about the work of the group who act jointly with the popular Palestinian struggles against the Wall in the ...
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser
2009-06-03
Toronto Artists Protest Koffler Fundraiser: Silence Tastes Badâ## Put Free Speech on the Menu. Artists and supporters speak out for freedom of association at the launch of the Koffler Gallery fundrai...
Toronto Declaration: No Celebration of Occupation
2009-09-02
As members of the Canadian and international film, culture and media arts communities, we are deeply disturbed by the Toronto International Film Festival's decision to host a celebratory spotlight on ...
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
2009-10-23
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...

Sources Select Resources

Address by President Nelson Mandela at the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Mandela, Nelson
Article
1997
It behoves all South Africans, themselves erstwhile beneficiaries of generous international support, to stand up and be counted among those contributing actively to the cause of freedom and justice. A...
A BDS Movement That Works
Against The Current vol. 161
Harvey, Barbara
Article
2012
Against The Current
In 2005, a call was issued for global nonviolent resistance to occupation through acts of boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.They had three goals: an end to occupation and return ...
Bilin's Mohammad Khatib arrested
Article
2009
One month after touring Canada key Palestinian activist kidnapped by Israeli soldiers in another in a series of raids that Israeli occupation forces have carried out in Bil#in since June 2009, raids t...
Children of SA liberation icons condemn Israeli apartheid
Article
2015
Pambazuka News
The children of South Africa's anti-apartheid heroes speak out against Israeli apartheid, supporting the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel and denouncing the Jewish state's bru...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Crime of Apartheid
Connexipedia Article
Article
Diaspora Jews Must Speak Out
Law in the Service of Discrimination
Bahour, Sam
Article
2013
Counter Punch
No democracy, in today’s world, should have the “right” to speak for persons who are not its citizens, live thousands of miles away, and have not given their direct consent to be spoken for or “repres...
Don't be fooled: 'media watchdogs' are Israeli propaganda tools
Sloan, Alastair
Article
2015
Redress Information & Analysis
Consider yourself very lucky if you have never heard of "UK Media Watch" (formerly called "Comment is Free Watch" – CiF Watch), "BBC Watch", "HonestReporting" and "Committee for Accuracy in Middle Eas...
Ethnic Cleansing by All Means: The real Israeli 'peace' policy
Pappe, Iian; Jaber, Samer
Article
2014
Mondoweiss
This policy of ethnic cleansing, by different means since 1948, is a consensual issue in Israel and thus leaves very little hope for peace and reconciliation. The current Israeli left, the self-acclai...
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
Canadian Dimension - Volume 43, Number 1 - January/February 2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s nati...
How Israeli Apartheid is Coming Unstuck
Big Racists vs Little Racists
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Segregation is enforced in all the main spheres of life for Jews and Arabs: land allocation and housing, citizenship rights, education, and employment.
In new book, Ilan Pappé says settler colonialism and apartheid best explain Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Clarke, Ben
Article
2016
Mondoweiss
An analysis of Ilan Pappe's new book, Israel and South Africa - The Many Faces of Apartheid, and how Israel's settler colonization of Palestinians is similar to apartheid in South Africa.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli torture of Palestinian children 'institutional'
White, Ben
Article
2017
Al Jazeera
Investigation of the practice of torture by Shin Bet interrogators, revealing the practice as systematic.
Israelis have the Upper Hand when it Comes to Vengeance
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2014
Jonathan Cook
As Human Rights Watch warned, Israel’s recent actions – mass arrests; armed raids; the killing of Palestinians, including minors; lockdowns of cities, house demolitions; and air strikes – amounted to ...
The Last Refuge
Neve Gordon and the Boycott of Israel
Levy, Gideon
Article
2009
CounterPunch
Let us admit the truth: The occupier deserves to be boycotted. As long as the Israelis pay no price for the occupation, the occupation will not end, and therefore the only way open to the opponents of...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
Ottawa cites hate crime laws when asked about its 'zero tolerance' for Israel boycotters
Macdonald, Neil
Article
2015
CBC news
Blaney's office cites 'comprehensive' hate laws for new zero tolerance plans.
The Pariah State
A Short History of Israeli Impunity
Jones, Evan
Article
2014
Counterpunch
Hasbara has elevated the manipulation of language to a new plateau. This is a qualitative leap. Moving beyond the difficulty of seeing the stye in our own eye, the Hasbara upends linguistic convention...
The roots of Israel's most racist law
Noy, Orly
Article
2016
+972
Israel’s most draconian laws may have been passed by the current right-wing government, but the stage was set long ago by the Israeli Left. With a majority of 65 votes, the Knesset approved last week ...
Segregation is here, just look at Israel's legal system
Horton, Gerard
Article
2015
+972 Magazine
Although segregated buses provide a clear and obvious picture of discrimination, applying different laws to individuals living side by side may prove to have far greater legal, ethical and strategic c...
Think California's drought is bad? Try Palestine's
Shakir, Laith
Article
2015
The Ecologist
While Israelis water their lawns, irrigate crops and swim in Olympic-sized pools, Palestinian communities a few kilometers away face drought and water scarcity issues. Their roughly equal proximity to...
The Two Apartheids
What are the similarities and differences between South African apartheid and the Israeli system?
Traboulsi, Fawwaz; Kfoury, Assaf
Article
2014
Jacobin
Under Israeli Apartheid, Palestinians Cannot Ride Israeli Buses
Never Equal
Norton, Ben
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has officially banned Palestinians from traveling on Israeli-run public transportation in the West Bank. The new apartheid law dictates that Palestinians cannot ...
Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
Jonathan Cook
Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel's Palestinian minority, b...
When the Unimaginable Happened
Mandela: the Movie
Avnery, Uri
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Mandela: the Movie is a very accurate film, depicting what actually happened in South Africa, and one cannot help thinking about it again and again.
Why is Canada Subsidizing Racist Property Restrictions?
The JNF's Bigoted Land Use Policy
Engler, Yves
Article
2013
CounterPunch
In Canada it is illegal to restrict the sale of property to certain ethnic or religious groups but many of our business people and politicians promote an organization that does exactly that in Israel.
Winners of Courage in Journalism Awards Announced
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Womenâ##s Media Foundation
Iryna Khalip of Belarus, Agnes Taile of Cameroon and Jila Baniyaghoob of Iran win Courage in Journalism Awards from the International Womenâ##s Media Foundation. Amira Hass of Israel is Lifetime Achie...

Sources Bookshelf

Our Way to Fight
Peace-work under siege in Israel-Palestine
Riordon, Michael
Book
2011
Documents the lives and work of grassroots peace activists, Israelis and Palestinians fighting for justice and human rights on both sides of the wall. The book also explore events that stirred people ...
Press for Conversion #66
Spring 2012
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2012
In an effort to support the international Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement, and the call for an arms embargo on Israel, COAT's two-part report exposes $1.5 billion-worth of CPP investments in 6...
Press for Conversion #67
Fall 2012
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2012
In an effort to support the international boycott, divestment, sanctions movement, and the call for an arms embargo on Israel, COAT's two-part report exposes $1.5 billion-worth of CPP investments in 6...

Media

Press for Conversion
To oppose Canadian military exports and promote conversion of military industries and bases. Projects: anti-war toys, nuclear weapons research, links with Third World NGOs, opposing weapons bazaars.


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