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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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Solidarity groups denounce Dershowitz appearance in Vancouver

September 15, 2010

“We find it appalling that the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is sponsoring an appearance by Alan Dershowitz, who is an outright apologist for anything and everything that the State of Israel does, to open its annual fund-raising campaign,” says Bob Rosen, spokesperson for the Vancouver chapter of CanPalNet, a Palestinian solidarity organization.

“Dershowitz played a central role in the campaign to get Norman Finkelstein dismissed from the faculty of DePaul University because Finkelstein criticized Israeli behaviour and their treatment of Palestinians,” explained Stephen Aberle, a spokesperson for Jews for a Just Peace.

“We would like to ask those who are supporting Mr. Dershowitz by attending his appearance in Vancouver whether they support his efforts to muzzle academic criticism of Israeli policies, and if so, why?” continued Carl Rosenberg, spokesperson for Independent Jewish Voices. “We think that it sets a dangerous precedent when academics are dismissed because of their political positions.”

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