Al Nakba and Canada

By: Mazin Al Nahawi.

It is a shame that John Baird and his boss Stephen Harper haven’t learned yet from Canada’s colonial past.

For over a century, the Palestine question has been described as the most complex political issue of our modern time. A very “complicated” equation that after a half of a century of Zionist colonization to set up and establish a colonial “Jewish state” in Palestine, a mathematician, none other than Einstein himself, had something to say about the crimes committed in his name as a Jew, and in the name of Judaism.

In a letter by Einstein to the Zionist, Shepard Rifkin, executive director for “American Friends of the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel”, dated April 10, 1948 (the date is very important, it’s only a month before the illegal creation of the Zionist state in Palestine.)

Mr. Shepard Rifkin
Dear Sir:
When a real and final catastrophe should befall us in Palestine the first responsible for it would be the British and the second responsible for it the Terrorist organizations build up from our own ranks.
I am not willing to see anybody associated with those misled and criminal people.
Sincerely yours,
(Signed, ‘A. Einstein’)

It didn’t require more than three lines to solve this “complex” matter, and it seems that Einstein was very confident in naming the culprits for the “catastrophe in Palestine”, as he precisely described it.

One month after that letter, the Palestinian Arabs began to call the day of the creation of the Israeli occupation state, which consisted of the robbery of their homeland and existence as AL NAKBA (Cataclysm or Catastrophe). That was 65 years ago. Continue reading

Canada and the Question of Palestine

Yves EnglerLester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt.

“In every country the powerful attempt to define history. Yves Engler’s books – The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid, and Lester Pearson’s Peacekeeping: The Truth May Hurt – provide an important counterweight to the dominant understanding of Canada’s role in the world, posing a challenge to citizens willing to take their fundamental responsibilities seriously” – Noam Chomsky.

This is a part of Yves Engler’s presentation of his latest book, and it was given in the university of Victoria on the 30th of March, 2012.

The full presentation is available on Vimeo.