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The Palestine Solidarity Sessions (UOT Edition - #3)

Interview with Nora Taji of CPFQ

by Under The Olive Tree

Nora Taji addressing the crowd during the August 10th Palestine-Solidarity protest
Nora Taji addressing the crowd during the August 10th Palestine-Solidarity protest

Noja Taji is a committee member of the CPFQ (the Canadian Palestinian Foundation of Quebec). CPFQ is a Montreal-based cultural, social and charitable non-profit organization.

In this interview, Nora talks about CPFQ and how it was founded in the 80s as a way to help the Palestinian community in Montreal.  She also discusses the importance of maintaining and promoting the Palestinian cultural heritage to resist cultural appropriation by Israel. Nora also explains how you can volunteer within CPFQ to help with the different activities they participate in, this include the upcoming Orientalys festival taking place from August 29 to September 2d.



Throughout the month of August, CKUT brings you “The Palestine Solidarity Sessions”, an in-depth series focusing on the issue of Palestine, and what can be done. Each segment will feature voices of Palestinians and their supporters throughout the world calling for a just peace – voices that are all too often left out of the mainstream media debate.

This new series underlines the importance of the work we are doing as independent community journalists to engage in truth-telling.  Its main aim is to give our listeners tools to support the Palestinians in their struggle, to get involved in the Palestine-solidarity movement and to help create awareness about the Palestinian plight.

Tune in on CKUT, 90.3 FM in Montreal, or online at during the following shows:
The Morning Ater, Tuesdays 7am
Off the Hour, Wednesdays 5-6pm
Under the Olive Tree, Thursdays 11am

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Under the Olive Tree is a Montreal-based radio show that discusses various topics related to Palestine. It airs Live on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal, Quebec ( - 11am to 12pm) and on CFRC 101.9 FM in Kingston, Ontario ( - 4pm to 5pm). For more information, visit our Facebook page:

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