The Israeli Pavilion at Winnipeg Folkorama: An Appropriation of Arab Culture by Lawrence Sutherland


The Israeli Pavilion Appropriation of Arab Cuisine In the 2014 Folklorama ‘Travel Guide’ ‘Hummus’, ‘Falafel’, ‘Pita Bread’ and ‘Potato Borekas’ are all mentioned as being served at the Israeli ‘Pavilion’. 1 According to Issat al-Atawneh, a Bedouin Sheikh who lived in the city of Hebron, located within the ‘Occupied Palestinian Territory’: “Another thing, they are…

Winnipeg Folkorama Vigil for Gaza a Success


Winnipeg Folklorama 2014 Vigil A Success, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada On the evening of Friday, August 15, people from peace organizations and others just average citizens, gathered for a vigil in front of the Israel Pavilion in Winnipeg. The purpose of our event was to raise awareness around the current invasion of Gaza and to remember…

From Winnipeg to Gaza….the View From Here


From Winnipeg to Gaza…The View From Here Children on the beach collecting shells. Innocent children, living as children. Carefree, if only for a moment, until they were killed in Israel’s recent attacks on Gaza. Previously, I wrote about our recent rally in support of the people of Gaza who have been under attack since July…