Iran

February Global Snapshot

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Watch Rev. Majed El Shafie's February Global Snapshot on YouTube. See all of OFWI's website and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. This month includes an update on:

  • Lifting of sanctions in Iran
  • Iranian & Jewish Community Event in Ottawa
  • Efforts to speak up for a rescue Yazidi girls in Iraq & Syria

WATCH: The Path Forward for Human Rights in Iran

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On February 3, 2016 Machzikei Hadas Congregation & One Free World International hosted an evening discussion on The Path Forward for Human Rights in Iran. IMG-20160203-WA019

You can watch some of the speeches below. Speakers included:

  • Rev. Majed El Shafie, President & Founder, One Free World International
  • Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Rabbi Emeritus, Machzikei Hadas Synagogue
  • Shimon Fogel, CEO, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
  • Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Director, International Centre for Human Rights
  • Shabnam Assadollahi, Human Rights Advocate
  • Corinne Box, The Bahá’í Community of Canada
  • David Kilgour

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EVENT: The Path Forward for Human Rights in Iran

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In Ottawa February 3, 2016? Join us for:

The Path Forward for Human Rights in Iran

Join the Machzikei Hadas Congregation & One Free World International for an evening to learn about the new reality for advancing human rights in Iran.

Feature speakers will discuss how to keep the pressure on the Iranian regime to address their dismal human rights track record and what Canadians can do to help activists and minorities in Iran.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Rev. Majed El Shafie, President & Founder, One Free World International
  • Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Rabbi Emeritus, Machzikei Hadas Synagogue
  • Mr. Shimon Fogel, CEO, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs
  • Ardeshir Zarezadeh, Director, International Centre for Human Rights
  • Shabnam Assadollahi, Human Rights Advocate
  • Corinne Box, The Bahá'í Community of Canada
  • Garnett Genuis, MP for Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan
  • David Kilgour

When: February 3, 2016 | 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Machzikei Hadas Synagogue, 2310 Virginia Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

RSVP: info@onefreeworldinternational.org

2016-02-03 Iran Nuclear Deal Ottawa Event

Endowment for Middle East Truth Luncheon Address

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On November 16 Rev. Majed El Shafie spoke to a luncheon gathering of the Endowment for Middle East Truth in Washington, D.C. about the suffering of religious minorities in the Middle East. You can watch his presentation here:

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Iran Deal: Washington Mission Update

On September 15-17 Rev. Majed El Shafie led a One Free World International delegation to Washington, D.C. to draw attention to the systemic human rights abuses in Iran and to oppose the bad P5+1 Iranian Nuclear Deal. Sept 16th Testimony of Rev. El Shafie at The National Press Club in Washington, DC (2)Rev. El Shafie released a report titled: The Iranian Nuclear Agreement: A Tragic Mistake that Must Be Avoided, which details the Deal's failings, documents Iranian human rights violations, and focusses on the need to maintain international pressure on the regime to reform.

The delegation met with Members of Congress and their offices, attended the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa's hearing on the Major Beneficiaries of the Iran Deal: IRGC and Hezbollah, and held a press conference at the National Press Club. OFWI believes the U.S. government has made a grave mistake in moving forward with the implementation of this bad deal and will fight to maintain international pressure on the Iranian regime to end the persecution and respect human rights.

Upcoming Action

OFWI will continue to fight for what is right. Western nations must remain vigilant in monitoring the regimes actions in light of the sanctions relief Iran is about to receive.

Collaboration with One Free World International partners continues to assess the best tools and strategy for increased awareness of the Iranian human rights abuses and the most effective way to apply pressure on Iran to free its people.

On October 18 OFWI will host a conference "The American - Iranian Nuclear Deal" from 10:30-12:30 in Toronto, Canada at Catch The Fire Church, 272 Attwell Drive.

OFWI will bring Israeli and Jewish leaders as well as former Iranian prisoners and leaders from the Iranian community and minority communities who have suffered torture and persecution at the hands of the Iranian regime, to stand in solidarity to condemn this nuclear deal.