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Here are the Archived entries for 03 2016


For Israel Apartheid Week, SPHR UBC Presents: A Discussion with Aiyanas Ormond and Sid Shniad
Mar 04, 2016 at 01:09 PM

Friday, March 4

4 PM - 6 PM

Michael Kingsmill Forum, UBC, AMS Student Nest in the Student Union, Occupied Coast Salish Territories

As a part of our annual Israeli Apartheid Week, Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights UBC is delighted to present a panel discussion and Q&A with Aiyanas Ormond (BDS Vancouver) and Sid Shniad (Independent Jewish Voices Canada).

The evening will begin with each speaker giving a brief presentation of why their respective organizations were formed and how they have contributed to the cause of Palestinian liberation. This will be followed by a moderated panel discussion. Finally, the night will conclude with an open Q&A. Please come out and join us for this exciting and informative event!

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Israeli court: American protester Rachel Corrie's death an accident

Haifa, Israel (CNN) -- Nine years after an American activist was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer, an Israeli civil court ruled Tuesday that Rachel Corrie's death was an accident.

Corrie, 23, was killed in 2003 while trying to block the bulldozer from razing Palestinian homes.

Her parents filed suit against Israel's Ministry of Defense in a quest for accountability and sought just $1 in damages. But Judge Oded Gershon ruled Tuesday that the family has no right to damages, backing an earlier Israeli investigation that cleared any soldier of wrongdoing.

"I believe this was a bad day not only for our family, but a bad day for human rights, for humanity, for the rule of law and also for the country of Israel," her mother, Cindy Corrie, said after the verdict.\

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