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  • Alt text goes here Egypt 2018: A Very Personal Account

    Since the late 1990s, I have been a regular visitor to my birth country of Egypt. My love for its unique people, history, nature, food and culture keeps drawing me back. And despite some daunting challenges since 2011, this ancient nation is moving forward.

  • Alt text goes here Jewish occupation of Palestine 1917 - 2017

    Since the 1917 Balfour Declaration - a public statement issued by the British government during World War I, announcing support for the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine - a never-ending struggle for Palestinian statehood on Israeli occupied lands - with Jerusalem as the focal point - has continued unabated. Moreover, according to Yeshoshua Ben-Arich, a historical geographer at Hebrew University, it was the British who considered Jerusalem so important.

  • Alt text goes here My daughter survived Hurricane Irma, but the Caribbean civilization has not been as fortunate

    "You cannot really conceive of how insulting it is to Native Americans to be told they were 'discovered'," said Prof. Ivan Van Sertima testifying on July 7, 1987 before a U.S. Congressional Committee in opposition to recognizing the 500th anniversary of Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas.

  • Alt text goes here Media Release - Canadian Muslim’s Manchester and London Solidarity Messages Ignored by UK High Commission

    (Waterloo, ON, Canada) - Dr. Mohamed Elmasry, a prominent author, scholar and leader in Canada's Muslim community, sent a letter of condolence and anti-terrorism recommendations to Britain's High Commissioner to Canada in Ottawa, following the Manchester concert attack on May 22 and again, following Saturday's multiple terror attacks in London.

  • Alt text goes here "The Occupation of the American Mind" by Zionists

    It is not just the West Bank and Gaza that are occupied by Israel. The occupation is felt as well in North America. That is the thesis of the documentary "The Occupation of the American Mind." After the film was shown at Ottawa's First Unitarian Congregation, Diana Ralph, a leading figure in Jewish Independent Voices, commented that the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs plays a role in Canada similar to that of AIPAC in the United States.