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Arts & Entertainment, International

Palestinian art exhibit aims to ‘encourage dialogue’

A Montreal art gallery is offering a free online exhibition of the works of emerging contemporary artists who  live and work in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. It includes a virtual tour of the gallery, artists’ biographies and information on the »

International, Politics, Society

UN relief agency pulls staff from Gaza amid increasing Palestinian protests

The UN agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) has moved nine international staff out of the Gaza Strip following mounting protests by employees over layoffs and cutbacks. Funding cuts caused staff cuts UNRWA has fired 113 Gaza employees and turned hundreds »

International

Canada promises millions for Palestinian relief

The Canadian government is pledging to contribute up to $10 million in emergency humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees. The government says this will help meet “urgent humanitarian needs” by providing food assistance to over one million people living in the »

International, Society

Restore relief for Palestinians, urges UN official

On a visit to Ottawa, a top UN official urged Canada to restore funding for the UN agency that provides relief to Palestinian refugees, report the Globe and Mail newspaper. In 2010, Canada’s Conservative government cut all of the $30 »

Highlights, International, Society

Anger escalates over a painting at Canadian University

A Canadian media-mogul has pulled his financial support from one of Canada’s biggest universities.  It’s all about a paiinting Paul Bronfman, chairman of Pinewood Studios Toronto, and William White International (supplier of film production equipment) has long been a major »