Moderate Islam and Palestine solidarity: A response to Aliya Manjee

April 13, 2015 As I read through Aliya Manjee’s editorial ‘I’m Muslim, Pro-Palestine and Visited Israel’, I couldn’t help but feel that despite first-hand experience, her comments about Israel and Palestine were remarkably reductive. Manjee is candid about her political position (identifying as Pro-Palestine as early as the headline) and her personal identity (Shia-Ismaili-Muslim). She… Read More Moderate Islam and Palestine solidarity: A response to Aliya Manjee

The Toronto Palestine Film Festival: A grassroots gem of the city’s cinema scene

September 27, 2012 The Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF), now in its fifth year, is at once a grassroots organization and a gem of the Toronto cinema scene. Six years ago, a group of activists had been screening films at the local and late Brunswick theatre, to much success. Once the Brunswick closed, the idea… Read More The Toronto Palestine Film Festival: A grassroots gem of the city’s cinema scene

Nakba Day in Palestine: A time to remember and resist

May 15, 2012 May 15 marks the anniversary of the “Nakba” (Arabic for “catastrophe”), the dispossession of the Palestinian people that came with the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. This year is the 64th anniversary. The day is acknowledged with protests throughout the Middle East. Last year, in Egypt, hundreds of protestors… Read More Nakba Day in Palestine: A time to remember and resist