By Karen Mock, President, JSpaceCanada
January 27, 2018
I am very pleased to contribute the lead-off blog for YourSpace – JSpaceCanada’s new forum for discussion and debate. JSpaceCanada was created for those who felt they no longer had a voice in the Canadian Jewish community and who yearned for a safe space to discuss Israel and the Middle East from a progressive perspective, grounded in Jewish and social justice values. If you are looking for a safe engaging place to discuss Israel and its policies, as well as issues of the day that impact on the Jewish community of Canada, then JSpaceCanada is for you. And YourSpace in JSpace can serve as a comfortable ‘living room’ for you to espouse your views and to engage in passionate, civil dialogue on those issues.
JSpaceCanada is pleased to partner with Canadian Friends of Peace Now to bring an outstanding documentary featured at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. This is My Land takes us inside classrooms in Israel and the occupied West Bank to look at how teachers convey history in a contested region. Director Tamara Erde was raised in Israel and […]
JSpaceCanada wishes everyone a happy, healthy and sweet New Year with peace, security and democracy for all in the Middle East. L’Shana Tova!
In the week of Sep 16, the Canadian Jewish News feature article entitled “Making space for critical voices” by Jodie Shupac discusses the plurality of views in the Jewish community when it comes to Israel and Palestine. JSpaceCanada features prominently as one of the groups and opinions explored in the article. Read the whole article […]
JSpaceCanada supports Israel’s right to defend its citizens from the attacks by Gaza. We are hoping for a ceasefire and a peace table meeting of the leaders to discuss the borders of a Palestinian state. Israel’s security and the vitality of its democracy are directly connected to the needs and future of the Palestinian people.