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Ha’aretz reporter to speak in Montreal

October 2011

Ha’aretz staff reporter Amira Hass, the only Israeli journalist to have lived full-time in Gaza and Ramallah, is coming to Montreal as part of a cross-Canada speaking tour.

The daughter of survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Hass has developed a perspective on the Middle East conflict based on her contact with Arabs living in the lands occupied by Israel since the 1967 war.

With the current bid by the Palestine Liberation Organization for United Nations membership for a Palestinian state, Hass is in a unique position to place that developing story in the context of daily life, the hopes and aspirations for about four million people living in Gaza and the West Bank of the Jordan river.

Journalist Amira Hass tours Canada. Photo: Novecentino

Hass will be wrapping up her Canadian visit October 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the River’s Edge Community Church, 5567 Côte St. Antoine in N.D.G. Tickets cost $15, students with ID pay $10.

The tour is organized and sponsored by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East and Kairos, the ecumenical human rights group representing churches and aid organizations.

Local partners are the Middle East Studies Students’ Association at McGill University and the Political Science Students Association at Concordia University. 438-380-5410. s



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