Voice of Palestine (July 12th, 2013)

Keynote Speech at the Shatat Conference, Vancouver
This week, Voice of Palestine features the keynote speech by Hanna Kawas at the opening plenary of the Palestinian Shatat Conference, held in Vancouver from May 3-5, 2013. Hanna talked about the long history of Canadian complicity in Palestinian dispossession, the collaborationist nature of the Palestinian Authority and the need for democratic and non-sectarian changes within the Palestinian movement.

Voice of Palestine (June 29th, 2013)

Update on Persecution of French BDS campaigners
This week we talk with Imen, an activist with the BDS France campaign, who will update us about the persecution of French campaigners for Palestinian rights who participated in BDS protests and actions.

Voice of Palestine (June 22nd, 2013)

Ali Mallah on pro-Israel Bias in Canadian Policy
This week cohost Hanna Kawas talks with Ali Mallah from Toronto, a longtime anti-war activist and supporter of Palestinian rights. Ali, who is also a past vice-president of the Canadian Arab Federation CAF, will discuss the pro-Israel bias in Canadian policy and the targeting by the federal government of groups that support justice for the Palestinians, including CAF.

Voice of Palestine (June 7th, 2013)

Dr. Zayid on 1967 Israeli Aggression, Canada Park and the JNF
This week we interview Dr. Ismail Zayid from Halifax, a veteran Palestinian Canadian intellectual and activist. Dr. Zayid talks with us about the 1967 Israeli occupation, as well as the Jewish National Fund and its infamous “Canada Park” built on the ruins of his hometown Beit Nuba.

Voice of Palestine (May 30th, 2013)

Ron Saba on JNF Tax Fraud
This week our cohost Hanna Kawas talks with activist Ron Saba from Montreal about the Jewish National Fund, its role in maintaining the racist structures in Israel, and the tax privileges it is granted in Canada. They also discuss upcoming pickets against the JNF Gala Dinners all across the country (See more info on the Vancouver picket and the JNF Dinners).

Voice of Palestine (May 17th, 2013)

David Heap and Ehab Lotayef on Gaza’s Ark
This week we talk with the two spokespersons for Gaza’s Ark here in Canada, David Heap and Ehab Lotayef, who update us on the project and what people here can do to help. We reached David in Italy where he is promoting the Ark project and then spoke with Ehab in Montreal.

Voice of Palestine (May 2nd, 2013)

This week we talk with Rabab Abdulhadi, Senior Scholar of the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, at the College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University. Rabab is a veteran Palestinian activist and will be one of the guest speakers at the upcoming Palestinian Shatat Conference this weekend in Vancouver. Our final piece… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (April 26th, 2013)

This week we talk with Canadian Jewish playwright Arthur Milner, whose new play Facts is being presented in Vancouver this weekend. Arthur discussed his personal political journey, as well as his scheduled appearances in Vancouver (check link for info) and performances of Facts in Palestinian cities in late 2012 in conjunction with the Alrowwad Cultural… Continue reading »

Voice of Palestine (April 18th, 2013)

Conversation with Palestinian Musician Simon Shaheen
This week we talk with renowned Palestinian musician Simon Shaheen. Simon, amazing on both violin and oud, who will be performing his new composition The Call: Songs of Liberation in Vancouver on April 27th. In this candid conversation, Simon discusses his own history and journey as a musician, the influence of Arabic music and also explains the motivations behind his new music.

Voice of Palestine (April 11th, 2013)

Remembering Jenin with Susan Abulhawa
This week we talk with Palestinian American author and activist Susan Abulhawa about the 11th anniversary of the Israeli assault on the Jenin refugee camp and her book, Mornings in Jenin. Susan is also a contributor to the book “Searching Jenin”, and the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine.

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