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Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (Concordia Chapter)
PALESTINE HOUSE - CANADIAN ARAB FEDERATION - CANADIAN ISLAMIC CONGRESS
March 17, 2008
ETHNIC CLEANSING OF PALESTINE –
CANADIAN YOUTH INVITED TO ENTER NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST
Palestine House, the Canadian Arab Federation and the Canadian Islamic
Congress jointly announced today an open invitation to all Canadian high school and university students (ages 17 through 27) to take part in an essay contest on the theme; "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine."
This contest is being held in response to the 60th anniversary of the
establishment of the state of Israel within Palestine.
Five awards will be given. The first-place prize is $1,000; the second
prize $750 and the third to the fifth are $500 each.
In addition, all winners will receive a complimentary copy of the book,
"The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" by Israeli historian, Prof. Ilan Pappe.
Contestants must write a 900-1200 word essay, in English or French, on
ethnic cleansing of Palestine during one of the historical eras listed
Each contestant may submit a maximum of two essays.
All entries must include the writer's name, address, phone number, email
address, age, gender, and secondary school or university attended.
Entries are to be submitted electronically to any of the email contact
addresses of the three organizations listed below.
All entries must be received by 12:00 noon on April 30, 2008.
Winners will be announced on May 10, 2008.
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&nb! sp;Topical areas / periods: The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine: < br /> 1. Pre-1897
2. August, 1897 (The first Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland)
through May, 1917 (the Balfour Declaration)
3. 1917 (the Balfour Declaration) through 1920 (the British Mandate) 4.
1920 through May, 1948 (creation of the State of Israel on native
5. May, 1948 through October, 1956 (the Israeli war against Egypt) 6.
1957 through 1967 (the Israeli war against Egypt, Syria and Jordan) 7. 1967 through 1987 (the First Intifada)
8. 1987 through 1993 (the Oslo Agreement)
9. 1993 through 2000
10. 2000 through 2006 (the Second Intifada)
11. 2006 through 2008 (most recent events)
Canadi! an Arab Federation
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Canadian Islamic Congress
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"The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" Professor Ilan Pappe
Saturday, 15 March 2008
In commemoration of the 60th year of the Palestinian Nakbah (Catastrophe) ,the Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation (NECEF) and Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) are proud to present a lecture by Israeli Historian and leading academic Professor Ilan Pappe in a lecture titled "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine".
Tuesday - March 25th @ 7:00PM
Concordia University, H-110 (1455 de Maisonneuve W).
The Road to Nowhere by Ismail Shammout 1930-2006.
Prof. Pappe was born in Haifa to German-Jewish parents who had fled Nazi persecution in the 1930s. He graduated from the Hebrew University in 1978, and obtained his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 1984. He was the Academic Director of the Research Institute for Peace at Givat Haviva from 1993 to 2000, and is currently teaching at the University of Exeter in Britain.
His early books dealt with Israeli policy in 1948, a subject he has returned to in his latest book, "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine". His "A History of Modern Palestine" covers the last two hundred years and focuses on cultural and social issues. His "The Modern Middle East" is a textbook that brings to the fore the social and cultural developments in the region in the last century. "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" will be available at the lectures for sale at a special price for fund raising.