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Here are the Archived entries for 02 2011


Budrus film to open this year's CODEV film festival in Vancouver
Feb 07, 2011 at 01:44 AM

Friday, February 11, 7:00PM

Opening Night Gala - Room A130 Langara College, 100 W. 49th Avenue, Vancouver

Budrus 

http://www.codev.org/filmfest/

Budrus

82 min.  2009 Just Vision
Director: Julia Bacha
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SPEAKING UP FOR PALESTINIAN RIGHTS:
Feb 01, 2011 at 06:17 PM

Understanding recent attempts to silence criticism of Israel in Canada

Free Public Forum

  • Saturday February 12, 6:30 pm
  • Room 1800
  • SFU Harbour Centre
  • 515 W. Hastings St.

Student organizations at UBC have come under attack for opposing Israel’s illegal siege of Gaza. Jenny Peto's Master's thesis,  ‘The Victimhood of the Powerful: White Jews, Zionism and the Racism of Hegemonic Holocaust Education,’ was condemned in the national media and by three members of the Ontario legislature. A public forum to discuss attacks in Canada on freedom of speech about Israel/Palestine.

Featured Speakers:

  • Jenny Peto - Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (Toronto)
  • Omar Chaaban - Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights – UBC
  • Brian Campbell - Seriously Free Speech Committee
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Israel planned for Lebanon war months in advance, PM says
  • Olmert's leaked testimony contradicts earlier remarks 
  • Criticism from inquiry may force resignation

Conal Urquhart in Tel Aviv
Friday March 9, 2007
The Guardian

Preparations for Israel's war in Lebanon last summer were drawn up at least four months before two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hizbullah in July, Ehud Olmert, the prime minister, has admitted.

His submission to a commission of inquiry, leaked yesterday, contradicted the impression at the time that Israel was provoked into a battle for which it was ill-prepared. Mr Olmert told the Winograd commission, a panel of judges charged with investigating Israel's perceived defeat in the 34-day war, that he first discussed the possibility of war in January and asked to see military plans in March.

According to the Ha'aretz daily, which obtained details of Mr Olmert's testimony, the prime minister chose a plan featuring air attacks on Lebanon and a limited ground operation that would be implemented following a Hizbullah abduction. Hizbullah had made several attempts to capture Israeli soldiers on the border since Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000.

Israeli commentators believed that Mr Olmert and Amir Peretz, the defence minister, took the opportunity of the kidnapping to show they could manage a war in spite of their limited military experience. But the outcome of the war seemed to highlight their lack of experience and also deficiencies in Israel's military planning.

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