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Here are the Archived entries for 04 2018


Naim Ateek Speaking Tour
Apr 21, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Sunday, April 22 6:30 pm St. Mary’s Anglican Church, 2490 W. 37th, Vancouver

Monday, April 23, 7 pm University of the Fraser Valley, Rm B101, Abbotsford

Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek will be in Vancouver area for a speaking tour and the launch of his latest book, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine–Israel Conflict.  Reverend Ateek was born in 1937 in the Palestinian village of Bisan, south of the Sea of Galilee.  He and his family, along with the entire village were forced out of Bisan when the Israeli troops occupied Bisan in 1948.  The family went to live in Nazareth.  In 1967 he was ordained in the Episcopal Church. In 1991, Reverend Ateek co-founded Sabeel, the Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem.  Previous to that, he served as Canon of St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem and as parish priest in Haifa and Nazareth.

Book signing following the presentation. Admission is free but donations will be accepted at the door.

More info at: Naim Ateek Book Tour
Screening: Radiance of Resistance
Apr 10, 2018 at 10:39 AM
Film Screening: Radiance of Resistance
April 10th: Doors open at 7pm. Film starts at 7:30pm
Tickets: $10 General, $8 Seniors/Students, (Cash Preferred at the door)
Location: The Cinematheque 1131 Howe Street
 
 
Co-organized by: Canada Palestine Association, BDS-Vancouver Coast Salish Territories and Young Communist League-Vancouver    
 
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Independent Jewish Voices Condemns Israel's Gaza Massacre

December 28, 2008

The Israeli military has unleashed its most vicious air assault against the people of Gaza in decades, killing over 280 Gazans and wounding over 700. Despite claims by the Israeli leadership that they are trying to avoid civilians the attacks have been concentrated on Gaza City and the towns of Khan Younis and Rafah. Israeli television reports that Israeli troops are massing on the border "in preparation for a supplementary ground offensive".

Independent Jewish Voices (Canada) condemns this murderous escalation of violence by the Israeli government. Diana Ralph, IJV Coordinator calls this assault "completely disproportionate to the unsupportable firing of Qassam rockets by Hamas fighters which killed one Israeli. It's important to put this into the context of the deadly siege of Gaza by the Israeli forces, which continued in violation of the terms of the recent six month truce between Israel and Gaza. In the ethics of violent conflicts, it is the responsibility of the force wielding power - the Israeli government in this case - to create the conditions for a just peace."

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