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A Just peace for Palestine-Israel

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Robert Massoud, founder of Zatoun, will speak as part of his speaking tour of Vancouver Island. His talk is entitled “How a just peace in Palestine-Israel can save our planet”. The talk is free and open to all, and Robert intends to have supplies of Zatoun’s fairly-traded Palestinian olive oil and other Palestinian products for sale at the event.

Robert is a Palestinian, born in Jerusalem and raised in Canada. In 2004 he founded Zatoun (www.zatoun.com), a non-profit organization that imports and distributes fairly-traded extra virgin Palestinian olive oil from the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Zatoun (which means “olive” in Arabic) also sells Palestinian za’atar, a traditional mix of herbs and spices, as well as olive oil soap and handicrafts. For each bottle of olive oil sold, $1.00 is contributed to Project Hope, an arts and education program for young people in Palestine, and an additional amount goes to replant olive trees which have been destroyed by the Israeli occupation.

From an interview with Robert: “I believe there are millions of people frustrated at the lack of peace and hope. They want to act, to do something to help bring about peace, to engage in world events at a human, individual scale and with one another.”


Robert’s talk is co-sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of Duncan United Church, and Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, and the Cowichan Valley Quakers.

And as well, on Thursday May 10 at 7 p.m. Robert will be at the G.I.F.T.S. store (5380 Trans-Canada Highway just south of Duncan) in the mini-mall next to the Community Farm Store.



Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Talks | Lectures
Location: Duncan United Church
246 Ingram St, Duncan
This event is for Adults, Teens, Seniors, Singles, Student / College
More Info: Duncan United Church
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