NCCAR group visits Jerusalem. Behind, the Western (or “wailing” Wall) and the Dome of the Rock
In November 2013, seven Canadians spent 2 weeks in Israel/Palestine as part of a tour organized by the National Council on Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR), meeting over 30 …Continue reading
Opinion Piece by NCCAR Board Member, Dr. Qais Ghanem published in the Gulf News, January 29, 2014. The original article is available here. Opinions expressed are his own.
Calling Harper’s bluff over Israel
People are now beginning to see through the …Continue reading
Opinion Piece by NCCAR Board Member, Dr. Qais Ghanem published in the Yemen Times, January 16, 2014. The original article is available here. Opinions expressed are his own.
Arabs lead the way in 2013
Each autumn, the editors of Foreign …Continue reading
“Today, however, I would like to commend the president for refusing to hand over a Yemeni citizen, Dr Abdul Wahab Mohammad Al Humaiqani, to the US as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 13224.”
Opinion Piece by NCCAR …Continue reading
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
Six questions to ask Mr. Harper during his visit to Israel/Palestine
Prime Minister Harper has indicated that he sees his Middle East trip as a means to promote “essential Canadian values” such as human rights, and to strengthen international relationships throughout …Continue reading
Dear friend of NCCAR,
I am pleased to present to you NCCAR’s 2013 Year In Review:
- Our flagship Parliamentary Internship program, running on its 17th year, placed 4 young Canadians on the Hill.
- Our Media Team expanded to a …Continue reading
Mr. Shadeed and Dr. Ghanem playing a duet
NCCAR’s dinner was a sold-out success with full house of 50 guests on Sunday, December 8th in Ottawa! During our evening we enjoyed a beautiful lute performance by musician John Shadeed.
We were surprised with a …Continue reading
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 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