Join Libby Davies, Svend Robinson, Zahia El-Masri, Hammam Farah & David Mivasair for a discussion on the importance of Palestine solidarity in the NDP.
At the upcoming NDP convention, important resolutions have been put forward regarding Palestinian rights. This has elicited external backlash from groups and individuals and pressure to suppress debate. This discussion will address the importance of giving members the opportunity to debate and adopt two widely endorsed pro-Palestinian resolutions. One of these resolutions opposes the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s anti-Palestinian working definition and examples of antisemitism, a document designed to suppress discussion of Palestinian rights. The other calls on Canada to end economic ties to illegal Israeli settlements and suspend bilateral arms trade until Palestinian rights are upheld.
The NDP’s position on Palestine matters. The Trudeau government tried to block the International Criminal Court from investigating Israel’s war crimes, regularly votes against widely supported UN resolutions upholding Palestinian rights and expanded a trade agreement that treats settlements in the occupied West Bank as part of Israel.
Pls join us on April 5th at 7PM.
Host: Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
Co-sponsored by: Independent Jewish Voices, Canadians for Justice & Peace in the Middle East, Courage & Rabble.ca (media sponsor)
Svend Robinson was an MP from 1979 to 2004, who represented suburban Vancouver-area constituencies of Burnaby for the NDP
Libby Davies was the MP for Vancouver East from 1997 to 2015, House Leader for the NDP from 2003-2011, & Deputy Leader of the party from 2007-2015
Zahia El-Masri is an activist & former NDP candidate for Ahuntsic-Cartierville
Rabbi David Mivasair is emeritus at the Ahavat Olam Synagogue in Vancouver & a member of Independent Jewish Voices
Hammam Farah is an activist & board member of the Palestinian Canadian Community Centre - Palestine House