UPCOMING: Professor Ilan Pappe speaks on "The Ongoing Nakba: A Disaster without Closure"

To address Al Nakba Day Canadian Voices for Palestinian Rights (CVPR) invites you to a webinar on: “The Ongoing Nakba: A Disaster without Closure”

Speaker: Professor Ilan Pappe

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11:00 am Canada EST / 6:00 pm Jerusalem Time

Webinar registration link:

From the CVPR communique:

The 1948 ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians was a crime against humanity, but is seen by many today as an unexplained human catastrophe at best, and a self-inflicted disaster at worst. The denial of the crime allowed Israel since to try and complete the transformation of Palestine from an Arab country to a Jewish state. The result is the ongoing systematic abuse of Palestinian human rights that has implications for the future of the region as a whole. Recognition of the

crime, assuring accountability and bringing a moral, legal and political closure are the three preconditions without which there will be no peace and reconciliation in Israel and Palestine.


Professor Ilan Pappe is the Director of the European Center for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter. Pappe is a professor of history, born in Haifa in 1954; he moved to teach in the UK in 2007. He has written 20 books thus far, among them The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and On Palestine (with Noam Chomsky). His most recent books are The Ten Myths of Israel and The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Israeli Occupation.


Canadian Voices for Palestinian Rights is a non-partisan, community group based in Kitchener- Waterloo, Ontario. It aims to create awareness of the effects of the Israeli military occupation on Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the lack of equality for Palestinians living in Israel, and the enduring statelessness of Palestinian refugees in exile. We support justice and equality for all within the framework of human rights,

international humanitarian law, and UN resolutions. Through its advocacy and educational activities, the group denounces all barriers and oppression created by racism, discrimination, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and colonialism.

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