January 2009: Ghettoizing Palestine/Massacring Gaza


January 28th-30th

Wednesday, January 28 – 7 p.m.
Unitarian Church, 49th & Oak St, Vancouver
Suggested donation $10, no-one turned away

Friday, January 30 – 5 p.m.
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre ( Main Library), Room 182
Sponsored by Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR)
Suggested donation $10, no-one turned away

Friday, January 30 – 8 p.m.
Masjid Al-Salaam Mosque
5060 Canada Way (East of Sperling), Burnaby
Free Underground Parking
Donations appreciated

Jeff Halper is an activist with the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD.org) and a strong critic of Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians. “Israel is carrying out a massacre in Gaza” says Prof. Halper. It “controls Gaza under a violent siege which violates fundamental human rights and international law.” He will discuss the situation in both Gaza and the West Bank. Prof. Halper is the co-ordinator of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions (ICAHD). He works extensively for peace and justice and in 2006, was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. Jeff was part of the Free Gaza flotilla that recently ‘broke the siege” by taking supplies to Gaza. He was granted honourary Palestinian citizenship. Prof. Halper’s most recent book is ‘An Israeli in Palestine.’

National cosponsors: Independent Jewish Voices – Canada (IJV.blogspot.com – principal sponsor and coordinating organization), Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada (NECEF.org – receipt-issuing sponsor), Canadian Arab Federation (CAF.ca), Canadian Auto Workers (CAW.org), Canadian Friends of Sabeel (Sabeel.ca), Canadian Friends Service Committee (CFSC.quaker.ca), Canadian Union of Public Employees-Ontarion: International Solidarity Committee (CUPE.on.ca), Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW.ca), KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives (kairoscanada.org), Not in Our Name – Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism (NION.ca), Science for Peace (ScienceforPeace.ca), Steelworkers Humanity Fund (USW.ca/program/content/humanity.php), United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO.org)

Metro Vancouver local cosponsors: Adala – Canadian Arab Justice Committee (Adala.ca), Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (BoycottIsraeliApartheid.org), Canada-Palestine Association (CPAvancouver.org), Canada-Palestine Support Network (CanPalNet.ca), Jews for a Just Peace (JewsforaJustPeace.com), Canadian Jewish Outlook Magazine (vcn.bc.ca/outlook), Masjid Alsalaam (bcmaburnaby.org – Burnaby Mosque and Education Centre), Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver (Vancouver.Unitarians.ca), Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights-UBC (SPHR.org), Vancouver Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker.ca), Voice of Palestine (VoiceofPalestine.ca – Co-op Radio).

=>For further info: Sid Shniad, 604-314-5589, shniad@sfu.ca
=>For info on Victoria event (Sponsored by the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, Victoria Jan 29 at Camosun College): George McFetridge, geomcfet@gmail.com
=>For info on Jeff’s other public engagements: Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta 604-444-4690, MaxineKL@shaw.ca

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