VOP 2018-09-24: Stefano Savona about his new film Samouni Road on Gaza massacre

This week, Voice of Palestine cohost Hanna Kawas talks by phone with film director Stefano Savona, who will be in Vancouver on Sunday, Sept. 30 for the North American premiere of his new film Samouni Road. The film, which is part of the annual Vancouver Int’l Film Festival, portrays Israel’s 2009 aggression and massacre in Gaza and the effect it had on one extended family, the Samouni family, which lost 29 members during the horrific attacks. Savona interviews and observes the surviving members of the family in the wake of their tragedy.
More info on the film showings from VIFF

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VOP 2018-05-14: Palestinian Nakba and Canadian Complicity

This week, Voice of Palestine presents a special Nakba Day show, that is also part of Radio Free Palestine 2018 programming to commemorate #Nakba70. Co-host Hanna Kawas talks with Dan Freeman-Maloy about Canadian involvement in Palestine’s dismemberment and dispossession. Dan is a researcher and activist based in Montreal. He holds a PhD from the University of Exeter and his work on Western involvement in the Palestine war of 1948 is based on research conducted in multiple countries.
Check out his article on Western involvement in expulsion of the Palestinians in Mondoweiss last month.

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VOP 2016-10-12: Palestinian Genocide and Canadian State Complicity

On October 7-8, 2016, an important conference was held in Vancouver BC entitled “Genocide: The Politics of Denial, Forgetting and the Work of Memory”. One of the plenary sessions at this conference featured Sid Shniad and Hanna Kawas detailing the long history of Israeli genocide and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people. The session highlighted historical and current examples of how the Palestinian people have been and are still being targeted, as well as the complicity of the Canadian state in this dispossession. Both speakers concluded with a call to support the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions BDS movement.

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Sid Shniad’s talk

  Hanna Kawas’ Power-point presentation

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VOP 2016-05-14: Nakba68 with Palestinian Activist Mohammed Khatib

Nakba 68
This week, Voice of Palestine cohost Hanna Kawas talks with Mohammed al Khatib, an organizer with the Palestinian Youth Organization in Europe and a Palestinian refugee who grew up in Ein el-Helweh camp and is currently living in Brussels. They discuss the Nakba 68 anniversary, what it means for Palestinians, the different activities globally to commemorate it and the current situation in Palestine. Mohammed also detailed some of the work done by the Palestinian Youth Organization.

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VOP 2016-04-02: Heider Abou Ghosh on “Uncovering Canada Park”

Voice of Palestine, Canada relaunches its podcasts! Today, cohost Hanna Kawas talks by phone with Heider Abou Ghosh, who is currently on a cross Canada tour entitled “Uncovering Canada Park: A Dispossessed Palestinian Speaks Out”. Heider is a survivor from Imwas village, one of the 3 Palestinian villages destroyed in the occupied West Bank by Israeli forces, on the ruins of which the Jewish National Fund built Canada Park. The discussion covers Heider’s personal experiences, the complicity of the Jewish National Fund and the Canadian government that grants it tax deductible status, and what people here can do to help the struggle of the Palestinians.
Reminder: Vancouver April 10th picket against the JNF Dinner

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VOP 2015-07-15: Kevin Neish on Freedom Flotilla III

This week Voice of Palestine presents an in-depth and detailed interview with Kevin Neish, a long time peace activist from Victoria, BC who was part of the last Freedom Flotilla aboard the Marianne and then imprisoned by the Israeli authorities when the ship was brutally seized. This was Kevin’s 2nd time in an Israeli jail, as he is also a Mavi Marmara survivor. We talk with Kevin about his months-long involvement with the Marianne, as he shares his experiences with the latest Flotilla from inception to Israeli incarceration.

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VOP 2015-07-01: The Native and the Refugee

This week Voice of Palestine presents a live, uncut recording of the presentations at the westcoast premiere of videos from Matt Peterson and Malek Rasamny’s documentary project The Native and the Refugee, connecting struggles taking place on Native reservations in the United States and those in Palestinian refugee camps in the Arab world. The event was held in Vancouver on June 30, and the two guests were introduced by progressive artist Jayce Salloum; both Jayce and the two visitors detailed the shared and bitter histories of colonialism and occupation inflicted by Israeli and North American governments, especially relevant as we remember the horrific genocide of indigenous people on this Canada Day holiday.

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VOP 2015-06-04: The JNF, its Racist Policies and Canadian Gov’t Complicity

This week, with the upcoming June 7th Vancouver picket against the JNF dinner, Voice of Palestine presents an interview with Hanna Kawas by Under the Olive Tree, CKUT, Montreal, broadcast on their June 4 weekly show. The interview, which is in two parts, gives a wide-ranging overview of the Jewish National Fund, its establishment and history in promoting Palestinian dispossession, as well as the unbridled support of Canadian government officials and the reasons people in Canada should protest and condemn these actions.
(Under the Olive Tree Facebook. Mixcloud)

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VOP 2015-05-14: Rev. Naim Ateek on Christian Zionism and the Palestinians

This week, Voice of Palestine presents the second part of our highlights from the recent Canadian Friends of Sabeel conference in Vancouver, April 23-25, 2015. We feature part of the opening night keynote address from Rev. Naim Ateek, and pick up his speech as he first details the historical origins of Christian Zionism, traces its development, and then analyzes its impact on the continued dispossession and current situation of the Palestinians. Rev. Ateek is from Jerusalem and is the founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre.

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VOP 2015-05-05: Christian Zionism’s Influence on the Canadian Government

This week, Voice of Palestine highlights one of the plenary sessions at the recent successful Canadian Friends of Sabeel conference in Vancouver, April 23-25, 2015. The session, entitled Christian Zionism’s influence on the Canadian government, featured two speakers – Professor Ron Dart from the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford and Yves Engler, author of Canada and Israel: Building Apartheid, from Montreal. Our post begins with Ron Dart’s presentation outlining “Christian Zionism, power and influence” followed by Yves Engler with “Christian Zionism and the Ottawa/Tel Aviv axis.”
(Next week’s show will feature the powerful opening keynote address to the conference by Rev. Naim Ateek from Jerusalem, founder of Sabeel.)

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