header image



Here are the Archived entries for 11 2015


*Stolen Land: First Nations and Palestinians at the Frontline of Resistance*
Nov 16, 2015 at 01:26 PM

With: Robert Lovelace, Dima Alansari and Glen Coulthard

Friday, November 27 @ 7pm

SFU Downtown, Room 1700
515 West Hastings, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

For more information: info@seriouslyfreespeech.ca

Read more...
A Conversation About BDS
Nov 02, 2015 at 09:28 PM
Read more...
Yonatan Shapira: from Israeli Air Force Officer to Solidarity Activist
Nov 02, 2015 at 07:38 PM
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC, Vancouver
Nov 3, 6:30 pm, Admission by donation

A talk by a former Israeli air force officer who denounced as war crimes the "targeted assassinations" carried out by Israel in the densely-populated Gaza Strip. A co-founder of Combatants for Peace and member of Boycott from Within (Israelis supporting the Palestinian campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions), Yonatan sailed on three boats carrying humanitarian aid, challenging the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The talk is hosted by the Progressive Jewish Alliance at UBC, a new organization that strives to open up the campus discourse on Palestine and Israel. Additional co-sponsoring groups are Canadian Boat to Gaza, Canadian Memorial United Church, Independent Jewish Voices-Vancouver, Kairos-Metro Vancouver, the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, and the Vancouver Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers). 
Blood and Champagne
EVERY PEOPLE elevate the profession in which they excel.

If a person in the street were asked to name the area of enterprise in which we Israelis excel, his answer would probably be: Hi-Tech. And indeed, in this area we have recorded some impressive achievements. It seems as if hardly a day passes without an Israeli start-up company that was born in a garage being sold for hundreds of millions. Little Israel is one of the major hi-tech powers in the world.

But the profession in which Israel is not only one of the biggest, but the unchallenged Numero Uno is: liquidations.

This week this was proven once again. The Hebrew verb "lekhassel" - liquidate - in all its grammatical forms, currently dominates our public discourse. Respected professors debate with academic solemnity when to "liquidate" and whom. Used generals discuss with professional zeal the technicalities of "liquidation", its rules and methods. Shrewd politicians compete with each other about the number and status of the candidates for "liquidation".

INDEED, FOR a long time now there has not been such an orgy of jubilation and self-congratulation in the Israeli media as there was this week. Every reporter, every commentator, every political hack, every transient celeb interviewed on TV, on the radio and in the newspapers, was radiant with pride. We have done it! We have succeeded! We have "liquidated" Imad Mughniyeh!

Read more...
Who's Online
We have 80 guests online