CUPE Israel-Palestine delegation builds understanding and support

Friday, December 14, 2018

By Rory Gill

In July, I was part of CUPE’s first international solidarity delegation to Israel-Palestine. Our goals were to learn about the situation facing workers, to understand the impact of Israel’s military occupation on Palestinians, and to hear how the Palestinian people have resisted repression and maintained the struggle for their land and self-determination for over 70 years.

We traveled throughout Israel-Palestine, to large cities and many smaller communities including Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin community in the West Bank facing demolition. We met with activists and leaders in the labour movement, legal advocates, civil society and human rights activists, academics, Canadian government officials, and representatives of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement..... Read more here and further on line at