CJPME and local partners invite you to a talk with acclaimed international journalist Robert Fisk. Dr. Fisk will discuss the chaos that Trump has provoked in the Middle East, especially around Israel-Palestine, in a talk entitled, “Tweets and Deals of the Century: How to join the Arab World's sectarian war under the guise of peace.” Reporting out of Beirut, Lebanon for over 30 years, Fisk will also be able to comment on the recent protests in Lebanon, and Turkey's invasion of northern Syria. Continue reading
CJPME cordially invites Canadians to a talk by Noura Erakat, Palestinian-American author and law professor, as she speaks to the challenges facing Palestinians in their struggle for justice. Dr. Erakat will deliver a talk centered around her recent book, “Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine,” in three Canadian cities: Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. Please join us for as Prof. Erakat explores the legal and historical implications of the Palestinian struggle, and what Canadians and other citizens of the world can do. Prof. Erakat’s talk will be followed by a Q&A panel. Continue reading
CJPME cordially invites Canadians to hear veteran UK journalist Donald MacIntyre as he talks about Gaza and his new book, Gaza: Preparing for Dawn, in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and London, Nov. 5-8, 2018. Mr. MacIntyre’s talk will address Israel’s dreadful treatment of Gaza, and the day-to-day struggles and resilience of the people of Gaza. As Jerusalem correspondent for The Independent (UK) from 2004-2012, Mr. McIntyre visited Gaza many times, developing a deep appreciation and knowledge of the territory, its history, and its people. His book, Gaza: Preparing for Dawn, recounts his experiences, and aspires to a brighter day for Gaza and its aching people. Tour dates include (click links below for details): Montreal, Mon., Nov. 5, 7:00 p.m. Ottawa, Tue., Nov. 6, 7:00 p.m. Toronto, Wed., Nov. 7, 7:00 p.m. London, Thu., Nov. 8, 7:00 p.m. Continue reading
CJPME cordially invites Canadians to a talk by Tariq Ramadan, philosopher, writer and academic, as he speaks to the challenges facing our societies today. Dr. Ramadan will deliver a political talk entitled, “Creating Thriving Societies in Troubling Times,” in five Canadian cities: Calgary, Edmonton, London, Mississauga and Toronto. Please join us for this political lecture by Prof. Ramadan’s which will center on the upheavals facing the Middle East, Europe and North America: e.g. the ongoing conflicts, the shifting alliances, the international terrorist incidents, the East-West perceptions, the massive refugee movements, etc. Ramadan's talk will be followed by a Q&A period. Continue reading
La version française suit... CJPME cordially invites you to hear Ayman Odeh, MK, lawyer and political leader of Palestinians in Israel. Mr. Odeh will be speaking in Montreal on Tuesday, April 12th, at 7:00 p.m. Odeh’s talk will focus on the struggles that Palestinians in Israel face, and how this community is fighting politically for its rights within Israel. Continue reading
La version française suit... CJPME cordially invites you to hear author and scholar Dr. Norm Finkelstein during a brief 3-city swing through Quebec and Ontario, March 22-24. Finkelstein’s lectures will address Israel’s dreadful treatment of Gaza, the prognosis for the Palestinians, and what the world can and should do about it. Continue reading
Tariq Ramadan - Wars, refugees and revolutions: Addressing the fears and fanaticism of our age - November 2015
CJPME cordially invites Canadians to a talk by Tariq Ramadan, philosopher, writer and academic, as he speaks to turmoil facing the world today. Dr. Ramadan will deliver a political talk entitled, “Refugees, Wars and Revolutions: Addressing the Fears and Fanaticism of our Age,” in three Canadian cities: Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Continue reading
Robert Fisk - ‘Goodbye, Mr Sykes! Adieu, M. Picot!’ How the Isis ‘Caliphate’ frightens the Middle East and US - September 2015
At a time of unprecedented turmoil in the Middle East, CJPME is pleased to announce an ambitious seven-city Canadian lecture tour by veteran foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk. Fisk’s lectures will be entitled “‘Goodbye, Mr Sykes! Adieu, M. Picot!’ How the ISIS ‘caliphate’ frightens the Middle East – and us.” Join us, as Fisk talks about how the Syrian civil war – especially the rise of the so-called “Islamic State” – has destabilized the existing order in the Middle East. Continue reading
With its local partners, CJPME is delighted to host Israeli author and journalist Gideon Levy for an eight-city tour, March 22 - 29, 2015. Levy — a journalist with Haaretz since 1982 — will talk about the Palestine-Israel conflict in light of the March 17 Israeli elections in his talk entitled: "Israeli Elections: What next for Israel-Palestine?" Levy is a strong critic of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and a strong supporter of the boycott of Israel. Levy has also questioned the viability of the “two-state solution.” Each lecture will be followed by a Q&A period. This series of events is co-sponsored with several organizations across the country; please see the individual events for co-sponsoring organizations.
CJPME is a proud local co-sponsor of a talk by award-winning journalist and bestselling author Max Blumenthal. The Hamilton talk will take place Wednesday, May 21, and is part of a tour including Toronto that is organized by Independent Jewish Voices Canada.