Borderlines Podcast #94 – The Gaza Visitor Visa Program, with Pantea Jafari

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Pantea Jafari is lead counsel at Jafari Law, which she opened in 2012.

In this episode, we discuss IRCC’s response to the crisis in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Details of the program that is the subject of our discussion can be found on IRCC’s website at

Our discussion focuses on the temporary measures in place for Palestinians who live in Gaza, and are seeking to reunite with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident relative who lives in or intends to live in Canada. In addition, we discuss the open work permits for Israelies, comparisons between Gaza and Ukraine, consequences of Canada abiding by a possible ICJ ruling that Israel comitted genocide, antisemtism and more.