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Here are the Archived entries for 01 2016


*Palestine films at JustFilm Fest Feb. 13*
Jan 22, 2016 at 02:29 PM
Don't miss these films during the JUST Film Festival at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St)

Valentino’s Ghost: Framing the Arab Image
Saturday, February 13 @ 7pm  
Festival Finale with a reception to follow
Vancouver Premiere • Q&A with director Michael Singh
How did Hollywood films (and US foreign policy) morph from the exoticism of Lawrence of Arabia to the Crusader racism of American Sniper?

Valentino's Ghost Web Flyer 

The Wanted 18
Saturday, February 13 @ 4:30pm
Vancouver Premiere • Q&A with co-director Paul Cowan
How 18 (reluctant) cows were declared “a threat to the State of Israel” and became symbols of the first intifada, with animation and archival live footage.

Wanted 18 Web Flyer 

Affordable tickets or festival passes: http://justfilm.ca 
Two films sponsored by: CanPalNet, Independent Jewish Voices (Vancouver), Palestine Awareness Coalition, Seriously Free Speech Committee.
Driver who sparked Acre riots: I'd sacrifice myself to bring back coexistence

Haaretz Sunday, October 12, 2008

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1028249.html

By Jack Khoury, Haaretz Correspondent, and Reuters

The Arab man who drove into a Jewish neighborhood in Acre on the eve of Yom Kippur, sparking a series of riots and violent clashes, told the Knesset Committee of the Interior on Sunday that he would "sacrifice his neck" to bring coexistence back to the bi-national nothern city.

"If what I did caused this, I am ready to sacrifice my neck right here on this table, on lowered gallows, just to return peace and quiet back to the city of Acre, to bring co-existence back to its place.

Jamal said that contrary to the accusations brought against him, he had not been drunk nor playing loud music when he entered the Jewish neighborhood last Wednesday. "I just wanted to go home, I made and mistake and tried to ask for forgiveness. This has been a harrowing experience."

He also said that he had been one of the founders of a community co-existence committee in Acre: "We invented co-existence," he said. "They have made me out to be a murderer, they've turned me into a fascist. We are not Nazis, we are not fascists.

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