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Here are the Archived entries for 09 2016


Open Bethlehem (Director in Attendance!) Rio Theatre, Sept. 26
Sep 22, 2016 at 03:33 PM
 
Join us at the Rio Theatre on Monday, September 26 for a very special screening of director Leila Sansour's acclaimed documentary OPEN BETHLEHEM, which follows the Palestinian filmmaker's extraordinary journey to the legendary city of Bethlehem, the place where she grew up. Armed with a camera and a family car that keeps breaking down, she sets out to make an intimate portrait of a historical town in peril. Five years on, with 700 hours of footage, the result is nothing like she had expected.

Filmmaker Leila Sansour will be in attendance for the screening, and will participate in a Q&A following the film. The discussion will be be moderated by journalist and author Hadani Ditmars, the author of 'Dancing in the No Fly Zone' and the upcoming 'Between Two Rivers: a Journey Through the Ancient Heart of Iraq' and first interviewed Leila Sansour for a CBC Dispatches documentary on Christians in the holy land.

Guests welcome to arrive early for a pre-screening reception in the lobby of the Rio Theatre.

Monday, September 26 
Doors / Reception 5:30 pm | Movie 6:30 pm 

Tickets $13 advance | $15 door 
*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service. 
**Sorry, Groupons and passes not accepted for this event. 
 
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Boycott Israeli Wine, Stand up for Palestine!
Sep 19, 2016 at 12:47 AM

September 23, 2016 – 3 pm
Corporate Head office, BC Liquor Distribution Branch,
2625 Rupert St., Vancouver (across from the Rupert skytrain station)

Please join us for this important picket to send the message to the BC Government to stop carrying Israeli wines (most sourced from illegal Israeli settlements) and end their complicity in war crimes. Over the summer, several “surprise” pickets were already held at various BC liquor stores, including one at the beginning of August that included an instore flash action, the video of which has over 78,000 views on FB. Check out the Boycott Israeli Wines FB page for coverage of the last 2 actions.

Come out and help us defend and promote the BDS movement as well as our right to engage in actions to support Palestine and the Palestinian people.

Join the FB event page here.

"Should Canada Support BDS?" Announcing Essay Contest -- Win $1000 Prize
Sep 15, 2016 at 08:08 PM

“Should Canada support BDS?” There is growing debate in Canada over the international movement to  boycott Israel, known as BDS.  In March, the federal government adopted a motion “denouncing” BDS. But a resolution in the same direction failed in the Ontario legislature in May. Canada Talks Israel Palestine (CTIP) wants to encourage a thoughtful discussion:  We offer a $1000 prize for the best essay.

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Dichter cancels U.K. trip over fears of 'war crimes' arrest
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent
Haaretz.
Dec. 6, 2007

Public Security Minister Avi Dichter canceled a trip to Britain over concerns he would be arrested due to his involvement in the decision to assassinate the head of Hamas' military wing in July 2002.

Fifteen people were killed in the bombing of Salah Shehade's house in Gaza, among them his wife and three children, when Dichter was head of the Shin Bet security service. He is the first minister to have to deal with a possible arrest.

Dichter was invited to take part in a conference by a British research institute on "the day after" Annapolis. He was supposed to give an address on the diplomatic process.
Dichter contacted the Foreign Ministry and sought an opinion on the matter, among other reasons because of previous cases in which complaints were filed in Britain and arrest warrants were issued on suspicion of war crimes by senior officers who served during the second intifada.

The Foreign Ministry wrote Dichter that it did not recommend he visit Britain because of a high probability that an extreme leftist organization there would file a complaint, which might lead to an arrest warrant. The ministry also wrote that because Dichter was not an official guest of the British government, he did not have immunity from arrest.

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