A letter from East Jerusalem to Canada – Part 1

Dear Canada,

Friend, are you there?

What are you doing this day? Does the snow fall?

Red ‘poppies’ are appearing on the hillsides in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem…it’s spring…a time of new growth…

Red 'poppies' in spring - New hope - Nabi Samuel - 1 March 2011 - Photo: Sherry Ann

Red ‘poppies’ in spring – New hope – Nabi Samuel – 1 March 2011 – Photo: Sherry Ann

I heard this week that the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is under construction in Winnipeg. And that it will be “a centre of learning where Canadians and people from around the world can engage in discussion and commit to taking action against hate and oppression.” (click here)

I heard that this CMHR will leave out Palestinians’ experiences… when it opens in April 2013…

Is this true, Friend?

Why?

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