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Here are the Archived entries for 04 2015

Being a Bedouin in a Jewish State
Apr 24, 2015 at 09:55 AM
7 p.m. on Sunday, April 26

Vancouver Quaker Meetinghouse

West 70th Ave and Osler (1 west of Oak)

Admission by donation

Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice
Apr 17, 2015 at 10:50 AM

A conference examining a threat to Middle East Peace as well as encourage and inform strategies to overcome it. 

Mark your calendar for the end of April 2015, for this important event. 
What: Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem: Overcoming Christian Zionism in the Quest for Justice conference 
Where: Vancouver, B.C., St. Mary's Kerrisdale Church 
When: 23 – 25 April 2015 
FOR COMPLETE DETAILS: www.necefsabeel.ca
Women's Boat to Gaza Captured

Zaytouna-Oliva Women Deported
Details Emerge about the Capture

Messina, Italy:  All 13 of the women on the Women’s Boat to Gaza are currently in the process of deportation after being captured by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and detained in a prison at Ashdod. Wendy Goldsmith, a member of the land team working to secure the release of the women stated that, “the deportation was much quicker than in prior flotillas. While we had a great legal team assisting the women, we suspect that the reason for the quick release was because of all the negative media attention Israel has been receiving for its illegal interception.”

According to early reports from the women released, the Zaytouna-Oliva was surrounded by two warships along with four to five smaller naval boats. The IDF gave warning to the Zaytouna-Oliva to stop their course towards Gaza. When the warning was refused, at least 7 IDF members, both male and female, boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva and commandeered the sailboat. This happened in international waters.

In the course of their capture, the women persisted in telling the IDF that Israel’s interception of their boat was illegal and that they were being taken against their will to Israel. 

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