NCCAR suggests background issues for journalists concerning Canada's relation to Israel/Palestine

Nine background questions for Canadians to consider during Mr. Harper’s trip to Israel/Palestine

1. Is the Steven J. Harper Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary, just an environmental project? Mr. Harper was recently honoured by the Jewish National Fund of …Continue reading


Opinion: Democratically Speaking: Quebec, Canada and the Middle East

By enhancing our own democracy in Quebec and Canada, we become a stronger role model and supporter for the peoples of the Middle East who have embarked on their own quest for democracy.”

Opinion Piece by NCCAR …Continue reading


Opinion: Democratic deficits are not just in the Mideast, but closer to home

Opinion Piece by NCCAR Board Member, Rula Odeh published in the Montreal Gazette, October 9, 2013. The original article is available here.

Democratic deficits are not just in the Mideast, but closer to home

While exploring what democracy might …Continue reading


Opinion: A democratic country

Opinion Piece by NCCAR Board Member, Peter Larson, published in the Ottawa Citizen, September 4, 2013. The original article is available here.

A democratic country

Re: Palestinian transit ads won’t be removed, Aug. 29.

A small controversy has been ignited in …Continue reading


Maryam Jaffery - Parliamentary Internship Report 2013

I would like to thank NCCAR for presenting me with such a rewarding and enriching experience. Through this opportunity, I was able to play an active contributing role in the Canadian democratic process fulfilling my strong motivation to support a Federal Member of Parliament. …Continue reading


Rawan Kulaib - Parliamentary Internship Report 2013

Parliamentary Internship Report:  Parliamentary Office of Federal Member of Parliament Claude Gravelle – By: Rawan Kulaib

Left to right: MP Claude Gravelle, Rick Prashaw (Legislative Assistant), Me

NCCAR’s parliamentary internship was one of the best experiences of my life. It gave me …Continue reading


Jessica Daoud - Parliamentary Internship Report 2013

Parliamentary Internship Report:  Parliamentary Office of Federal Member of Parliament Elizabeth May – By: Jessica Daoud

Despite my lack of experience working in the political realm I applied to the NCCAR’s Parliamentary Internship Program. I would not have guessed that …Continue reading


Ali Roumani - Parliamentary Internship Report 2013

Parliamentary Internship Report:  Parliamentary Office of Federal Member of Parliament Peter Julian – By: Ali Roumani

My 6 week placement was overall an exciting and rewarding experience for personal growth and development in addition to enhancing my current skills …Continue reading


Opinion: Why is Israel trying to push Bedouins off their traditional lands?

Opinion piece by NCCAR Vice-President Peter Larson,  published in Embassy Magazine, August 1, 2013.

Author Peter Larson with Sheikh Sayah al Turi, of the unrecognized Bedouin community of al Araqib, in 2011.

Why is Israel trying to push Bedouins off their traditional …Continue reading


A message from Peter Larson: Israel/Palestine trip registration deadline August 5th

Friend,

As you probably know, I am planning to lead another trip to Israel/Palestine this November.

The Israel/Palestine issue is a complex one. No amount of reading can give you as much insight as a good tour, visiting key sites and talking to key actors. Last year’s trip …Continue reading

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