On Israel “Mowing the Lawn” in Canada: An Interview with Khaled Barakat

Rima Najjar
12 min readMay 18, 2022
Khaled Barakat and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network international coordinator Charlotte Kates attending the conference of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle
Toronto, Canada 2013 (courtesy: Khaled Barakat)

Palestinian writer and researcher Khaled Barakat, whose activism and writing aims to expand the pro-Palestinian movement at a mass level by educating young Palestinians outside Palestine, is being subjected to a smear campaign in Canada that attempts to involve the Canadian government and its legal system. As Barakat says below, “The silencing of Palestinians and…