All out for #Nakba70!


Poster for Winnipeg Nakba rally

Dear friends,

On Tuesday, May 15, Palestinians will be mourning the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the catastrophe that befell them in 1948 when upwards of 700,000 Palestinians fled or were forcefully displaced from what became the state of Israel.

Click here to watch a recording of our webinar on Canadians in 1948 Palestine.

As Jews and other people of conscience, we must face this dark history and mourn with them.

Together we mourn not only those who were killed in 1948. We mourn the loss of their ancestral lands and the destruction of Palestinian cities, villages and society.

At the same time we celebrate the steadfastness of the Palestinian people, the sumud of those who live under military occupation, blockade, exile, in refugee camps and as third class citizens.

Please donate to help IJV continue its work in solidarity with Palestinians.

Poster Nakba 3

Poster for Nakba march and benefit night in Montreal

We refuse to stand by idly while unarmed protesters are shot, while Palestinian villages are demolished and while Trump lends credence to Israel’s claim over all of Jerusalem.

Over the next few days and weeks, IJV chapters and individual members will be participating in demonstrations and other events across the country to mark #Nakba70. Below is a shortlist of events that IJV chapters have endorsed, are co-organizing, and/or are speaking at. My sincere apologies in advance if there are any events that are missing.

For more events and for helpful action resources check out the Nakba 70 Action website.

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Poster for protest of Toronto Walk with Israel

Event Listing

Manif de solidarité avec la Palestine - 70 ans d’occupation
Monday, May 14, 5:30-9pm
Square Philip

Emergency Rally: Hands off Jerusalem
Monday, May 14, 12-3pm
490 Sussex Drive

What is the Palestinian March of Return and Why?
Sunday, May 20, 2pm
Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St.

Film screening: Radiance of Resistance
Sunday, May 27, 3-5pm
OneCommunity, 251 Bank St.

Rally for Gaza and Commemorating 70 Years of Nakba
Saturday, May 12, 1:30-3pm
180 Bloor St. W

What are you walking with? Protesting the Walk with Israel
Sunday, May 27, 11am-1pm
To be announced.

Al Nakba 70 Winnipeg: Hope Lives in Remembrance
Tuesday, May 15, 4:30-6pm
Memorial Park

Just Peace in Palestine and Israel
Saturday, May 12, 1-4pm
500 Admirals Road.

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Corey Balsam
National Coordinator

PS: For those that missed the webinar with Dan Freeman-Maloy on Thursday, you can watch a recording of it on our Facebook page here!

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