Ismail Zayid, JNF's Peace Park, Right of Return, Palestine, Jewish National Fund

Retired professor and longtime activist Ismail Zayid joined us to talk about the JNF’s Canada Park and his 40+ years of work advocating for the right of return for displaced Palestinians.

On this episode we try to explain the story of Purim, discuss our love for graggers, and successfully meet the show’s JewCon requirements. We also talked with Tyler Levitan from Independent Jewish Voices about the Canadian Jewish News’ refusal to publish anti-Zionist perspectives, Sam tries to explain sports to David, and we issue a Shkoyach to anti-fascist activists in Montreal who shut down a Jewish Defence League event honouring a British fascist.

If you’d like to listen to other episodes focusing specifically on the struggle for Palestinian liberation check out:

Episode 35: The First Intifada, 30 Years Later, in which we spoke with Mezna Qato about the history of the First Intifada, it’s legacy, and how it can help us better understand our present moment. As well as Episode 40: Resisting Colonialism in Palestine, which features an interview with Aya Alghazzawi – a Palestinian student and activist in Gaza, as well as Ali Abunimah – co-founder and Director of the Electronic Intifada.

Episode 15: JNF’s Canada Park with Ismail Zayid- Show Notes

News 1 CJN and IJV

Huffington Post – The Canadian Jewish Establishment Favours Anything But Debate

The CJN- Canada Park Wasn’t Stolen from the Palestinians

The Fifth Estate CBC “Canada Park – Park With No Peace”

CPAC- Can Israel Exist as both Jewish and Democratic?

Independent Jewish Voices – Expose the Jewish National Fund (JNF)

Haaretz – How Canada’s Last Jewish Newspaper Came Back From the Brink

Email Tyler Levitan at:

Independent Jewish Voices Is Here to Help

Treyf Podcast Episode 9 – Half Chai and the Fight for 15

Shkoykah 1

Journal de Montreal – Réunion anti-islam annulée à Montréal

Independent Jewish Voices Denounces Islamophobic Event and Silence of Canadian Jewish Establishment

Shkoykah 2:

Journal de Montreal – La fin de Therrien?

The CJN – CHAT Grad Zach Hyman Making Plays with the Leafs

The Interview with Ismail Zayid


Ismail Zayid WordPress


Uncovering “Canada Park” National Tour With Heidar Abu Ghosh

Doykeit #3: Decolonization Call for Submissions