The Iron Wall, a film from MOHAMMED ALATAR

PAJU is once again showing the superb documentary Le Mur de Fer (The Iron Wall), in English with French subtitles. Several scenes have French voice-over dubbing (done by Quebec actors). The documentary gives us a historical perspective on the dispossession of Palestinian lands and homes and the key issues of the conflict which are still current. The harsh reality of the situation on the ground for the Palestinians is presented with unabashed honesty.

On June 6th, 2019, PAJU invites you to a showing of Le Mur de Fer at the Café Kahwa, 331 Mont-Royal Est, at 8 PM. Free entrance. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 955

Over one million Palestinians in Gaza to not have enough food by June

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) expressed real concern, on Monday, that unless it secures at least an additional $60 million by June, its ability to continue providing food to more than one million Palestinian refugees in Gaza will be severely challenged.

UNRWA said in a statement, “At a time when Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan, often characterized by the festive nature of its Iftars, in Gaza, more than half the population depends on food aid from the international community.”

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« End of Occupation » No 954

Gifts of Trump to Israel in  2018 . Part 2

US policies have encouraged Netanyahu, who will serve a fifth term as prime minister, to boast of maintaining forever Israeli sovereignty over a “united Jerusalem”, as Israel’s “eternal capital”, and to vow to never relinquish Israel’s control over any Palestinian territories west of the Jordan River. He has also pledged to annex all the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank. In the meantime, the Palestinian leadership and Arab rulers have done little more than issuing inconsequential statements.

Zealots on steroids : These and other changes to the traditional US foreign policy in the Middle East have come at the initiative of Trump’s three top Middle East advisors: his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his two former New York lawyers, Jason Greenblatt and David Freedman, who have been actively promoting pro-Israeli policies for decades. (more…)

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« End of Occupation » No 953

Gifts of Trump to Israel.  List for 2018. Part 1

Over the past two years, the Trump administration has launched an all-out diplomatic assault on the Palestinians, while preparing a new initiative to resolve the Middle East conflict. It has claimed its plan is different from any other. Indeed, the Palestinians have not seen the actual plan, but they have a pretty good feeling about what it will involve. They have watched closely as the Trump administration has spat out one policy after the other with the clear intention of humiliating and subduing them  Over the past year and a half, US President Donald Trump administration has been giving Benjamin Netanyahu’s government one political “gift” after the other.

In December 2017, his administration recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv in May 2018. In January 2018, it has frozen all assistance to UNRWA, the UN agency tasked with supporting millions of Palestinian living as refugees, and in June that year, it quit the UN Human Rights Council after accusing it of having a bias against Israel on account of its policies in occupied Palestine. (more…)

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