Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Blog

By Maha Neouchy

Israeli settlements in Palestine have been the root of controversy for decades. But no matter what your views are on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, it is important to hear from anyone and everyone who has been affected by this bloody conflict, one that still has no clear end in sight.

One person who has been deeply moved by the settlement issue is Lia Tarachansky, a Jewish woman who was born in the Soviet Union and eventually moved to Israel with her parents. They settled in Ariel, the fourth largest Jewish settlement city in the West Bank. Lia Tarachansky soon became a strong supporter of Palestinian human rights after living in Ariel and witnessing firsthand how the Palestinian population was treated.

To show her support for the Palestinians in Israel, and all other displaced Palestinians around the world, she files reports on events in Israel with “The Real News Network,” a television news and documentary network focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism. Tarachansky will also speak with audiences about her experience as a former Jewish settler in the West Bank.

On Monday, October 24th at 7 p.m, Lia will be giving a presentation at the University of Ottawa and taking questions from the audience. This is a fantastic chance for members of the community in Ottawa to learn more about the settlement issue and about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in general. In addition, Lia Tarachansky is hoping to raise donations and fundraise for “The Real News Network” and all their work in the region. 

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