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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a ceremony in Jerusalem marking Memorial Day for fallen soldiers of Israel’s wars and victims of attacks on May 13, 2024. (Gil Cohen-Magen/Pool Photo via AP)

What the International Criminal Court’s anticipated arrest warrants against Netanyahu and Hamas leaders mean for Canada

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court publicized his request for warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders. Publicly, Canada’s position aligns with Israel and the United States.
Students erect ‘shantytowns’ at Johns Hopkins University in 1986 to call for divestment from South Africa. JHU Sheridan Libraries/Gado via Getty Images

Calls for divestment from apartheid South Africa gave today’s pro-Palestinian student activists a blueprint to follow

In the 1980s, university administrators called the police on anti-apartheid protesters, threatened to revoke their scholarships and ordered staff to demolish encampments.
Supporters of Club Deportivo Palestino at a match v Deportes Copiapó, at Estadio Municipal de La Cisterna, Santiago, Chile. Carlos yo / Wikimedia Commons

Why Chile has a Palestinian football team – the bigger history

Chile has the largest population of Palestinians outside of the Middle East, they have set up a series of community institutions including a football team.
Student protesters link arms as police move to clear remaining protesters and their encampment at the University of Calgary campus on May 9, 2024. Noah Korver/Canadian Press

A different way to address student encampments

Student protests on campuses are calling attention to atrocities in Gaza and challenging university administrators to divest. What is the best way forward that avoids unnecessary violence?
Fragments of Russian shells piled at a farm in the Chernihiv region of northern Ukraine. Volodymyr Tarasov /Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images

Wars cause widespread pollution and environmental damage − here’s how to address it in peace accords

War is wreaking havoc on land, water and critical infrastructure in Ukraine and Gaza. Two experts on peace and conflict explain how to include such impacts in peace agreements.
Aid trucks loaded with supplies wait in Arish, Egypt, after a border crossing with Gaza was closed on May 8, 2024. Ali Moustafa/Getty Images

I’ve spent decades overseeing relief operations around the world, and here’s what’s going wrong in Gaza

A United Nations agency known as UNRWA is the main player in crisis response in Gaza – but Israel will no longer work with UNRWA, and border crossings are not consistent in getting aid through.

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