A Brief History of Canada’s Role in the Colonization of Palestine - by Umm Kulthum
2 November 2023
However, for a the creation of an Israeli state as a much-needed Western country with a long role in this conflict, there is near outpost in what he saw as an “otherwise darkened section non-existent coverage of the context of Canada and of humanity.” Israel would be the “beacon of light” Canadians participation in the history of the violence. [...] and provide the region with the “civilizing influence of Hoping to correct this absence, this Brief offers an the West.”1 overview of some of the key roles Canada has played in the colonization of Palestine. [...] Emerging disputes between involvement in invasions, Canadians the US, the UK, and the USSR threatened the success of the should confront the realities of their vote. [...] One of the lesser- the Holy Land, the land of his Sunday school lessons, known contributions was the partition of Palestine and the was emotionally charged from the get-go.2 Pearson, like displacement of its inhabitants. [...] It may surprise Canadians that the predates the declaration of the State of Israel origins of Canada’s extensive involvement in international peacekeeping evolved from Canada’s role in the Palestinian and the Nakba and Israel’s violent eviction of partition.