And Now a Word from Robert Fisk!

  Robert Fisk is a multiple award-winning journalist on the Middle East, based in Beirut. This article appeared recently in The Independent, UK Robert Fisk:  Any other ‘statesman’ who negotiated peace like John Kerry would be treated as a thief. Kerry isn’t on their side. He’s going all out for ‘peace’ on Israeli government terms. […]

“Disappearing Palestine” Maps Posted!

Congratulations! As you know, the ad campaign conducted by the Palestine Awareness Coalition has raised enough funding for the four-part maps now posted on the sides of  15 buses and one of two murals at Vancouver Centre SkyTrain station.  Another SkyTrain station is scheduled for the second mural.  Despite the objections of the Jewish Federation […]

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer

Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict:  A Primer Phyllis Bennis Fully Revised and Updated Edition, 2012 If you have ever wondered “Why is there so much violence in the Middle East?”, “Who are the Palestinians?”, “What are the occupied territories?” or “What does Israel want?”, then this is the book for you. With straightforward language, Phyllis Bennis, longtime […]

Kerry’s “Peace Initiative” — should we worry that it will fail … or hope that it will??

Building Bridges Vancouver brings a thoughtful piece from Peter E. Larson, Chair, Israel/Palestine Committee, National Council on Canada-Arab Relations. Over the last four months, the USA has expended enormous efforts trying to bring Israel and the PLO back to the negotiating table.  Not since the fevered series of US orchestrated negotiations around the so-called “Oslo […]

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Building Bridges Vancouver would like you to know of the following opportunities being advertised by Peace it Together: Current Opening: Co-Executive Director We will accept applications for the position of Co-Executive Director until the position is filled. If you believe you are the right candidate for this job, please forward your resume with references, a […]