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Letter to Michael Enright: The Sunday Edition

Mr. Michael Enright

CBC Sunday Morning Show

 

10th of January, 2016

 

Dear Mr. Enright,

 

Re: Ron Rosenbaum – “Lamentations for the State of Israel”- CBC Sunday Morning Show: January 10, 2016

 

I was very much looking forward to this interview with the hope that – at long last – the politically-correct media silence would be lifted, and one of our […]

A Few Facts about Israel-Palestine

(compiled by Sally Campbell & Michael McNamara)

The overall population of Israel-Palestine (meaning Israel proper, the occupied Golan Heights, and the West Bank & Gaza- occupied Palestinian territories) is approx.12 million. The area is almost 50% Jewish Israeli and 50% Palestinian (Muslim & Christian), with slightly more Jewish Israelis.
The entire area is 2/3 the size of […]

Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS): What’s it all about?

 

Sally Campbell                                           September 2, 2015

 

Boycott is an established, legal, non-violent form of protest, proven effective in many contexts. Think Caesar Chavez and the successful California Grape Boycott (1965), the Montgomery, Alabama, Boycott for Black Civil Rights (1955) and the anti-Apartheid Boycott of South Africa (1985).

 

The BDS call came from Palestinian civil society in 2005. BDS […]

A Metaphor for Process: Culturally-sensitive ways of Dispute Resolution

People work with conflict in many different ways. In North America, the field of conflict resolution has had the benefit of various staged models which identify ways of approaching a dispute and map out routes to resolution. Built into these models however, are assumptions about preferred ways of working with conflict and about what success […]

Activism Links

Links to Resources: Organizations, Media & Blogs

www.bdsmovement.net/
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions. Look here for information on Palestinian civil society’s call for boycott of institutions and companies that profit from the Israeli occupation.

www.democracynow.org
Watch Amy Goodman interview Rabbi Henry Siegman, former (longtime) head of American Jewish Congress.

 www.ijvcanada.org
Founded in 2008, Independent Jewish Voices Canada is a fast-growing go-to place for […]

Writing Contents

Most of my writing has been in the form of course materials for my work as a trainer.

I also write on peace and social justice issues, particularly Israel-Palestine, where I travelled with Interfaith Peace-Builders in 2014, after years of studying that troubled area. And now I feel more freedom to reflect on and write about […]

On Apology and Forgiveness

APOLOGY

What makes the simple act of apology so hard?

Why does a poorly-timed apology make matters worse?

When I explain why the wrong happened, is that a justification to get me off the hook?

Should I apologize when I don’t feel sorry?

Why should I take all the blame by apologizing when the other person is even more to […]

What Jewish Voice For Peace Means To Me As A Non-Jewish Ally

I am a working Mediator who has been pursuing peace and justice issues as long as I can remember. My husband, Michael McNamara, emigrated to Canada from the US during the Vietnam War, as a war resister.  When we began studying Israel-Palestine after 9/11, we were introduced to the work of Edward Said, and we […]

Dear Mr. Joe Klein

Letter to Joe Klein
Time Magazine Inc.
cc. Managing Editor, Nancy Gibe

6th of August, 2014

Dear Sir:

Re: August 4, 2014 Commentary: In Gaza, a Just but Bloody War

First, I am not a quack. I am a working Mediator with a law background. I have closely studied conflict since 1978 and researched Israel-Palestine since the threads from 9/11 led […]

How Many Children Will We Sacrifice?

On my recent trip to Israel-Palestine with Interfaith Peacebuilders (June, 2014), we met many Palestinian children while connecting with peace groups throughout the country. These lovely and lively young ones gave me hope. On the surface, they reminded me of our own children. As we scratched under that surface, though, we saw that they live […]