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Jul 04, 2007 at 03:45 PM Binational Currents in Israel and Palestine on the Anniversary of 40 Years of Occupation 8040
May 31, 2007 at 12:00 AM About that Word Apartheid 5686
May 10, 2007 at 12:00 AM Israel plans 20,000 Jewish homes in East Jerusalem 5896
May 07, 2007 at 12:00 AM Re: One or Two States 5984
Mar 15, 2007 at 01:04 PM UN Committee Questions Israel's Policy of Apartheid 7802
Mar 05, 2007 at 12:00 AM Apartheid Comes to New Jersey 6813
Feb 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM Negev desert nomads on the move again to make way for Israel's barrier 8738
Feb 23, 2007 at 12:00 AM Occupied Gaza like apartheid South Africa, says UN report 7746
Feb 22, 2007 at 12:00 AM Half of Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza malnourished 8014
Feb 20, 2007 at 02:15 AM Racism, Apartheid, and the Lie of 'Balance' 9095
Feb 15, 2007 at 12:00 AM Down the Explusion Highway 7967
Feb 08, 2007 at 12:00 AM Olmert: We must separate from Palestinians, draw final borders 7372
Feb 08, 2007 at 12:00 AM Israel unveils plan to encircle Palestinian state 7787
Feb 07, 2007 at 12:00 AM Noted Arab Citizens Call on Israel to Shed Jewish Identity 6331
Feb 07, 2007 at 12:00 AM Noted Arab Citizens Call on Israel to Shed Jewish Identity 7636
Feb 07, 2007 at 12:00 AM Brothers in arms - Israel's secret pact with Pretoria 8172
Feb 06, 2007 at 12:00 AM Worlds Apart - Israel and South Africa 7796
Feb 20, 2006 at 01:22 AM They just wanted to go home together 8194
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Vancouver panel says: "Enough!"
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

It is the conviction of Canpalnet that there are many and varied pathways that can and do bring Canadians to a simple conclusion; namely, that Israel's occupation must be ended, for elementary justice, and to salvage the humanity of all.

To illustrate this, a diverse and distinguished panel of speakers assembled in Vancouver at a press conference on June 6th to express their opposition to Israel’s 40 year occupation of Palestinian lands, and to call for the government of Canada to take action against that occupation and in support of human rights and international law. The conference took place in the Bank of Nova Scotia Room at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver.

Dr. Naseer Aruri, noted Palestinian intellectual and prolific author, was a special guest. Born in Jerusalem, now Emeritus Chancellor Professor at the University of Massachussetts, he has been a member of the international board of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (USA), and Palestinian human rights groups. His most recent work is Dishonest Broker: The U.S. Role in Israel and Palestine.

A statement of support was sent by the all-party parliamentary group in Ottawa, the Canada Palestine Parliamentary Association.

That message and the statements of the panelists (listed below) are posted on this site.  

  • Svend Robinson, long time member of Parliament.
  • Sister Elizabeth Kelliher, of the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement.
  • Murray Dobbin, journalist, broadcaster, and author of books on Canadian politics.
  • David Diamond, founder and artistic director of Headlines Theatre and recipient of the City of Vancouver’s Cultural Harmony Award.
  • Lee Lakeman, organizer of Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter and a representative for the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centers.
  • Carl Rosenberg, editor of Canadian Jewish Outlook Magazine.
  • Terry Greenberg, recently retired member of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs.
  • Reverend Brenda Faust, Minister of Port Coquitlam Trinity United Church.
  • Henry Krause, pastor of Langley Mennonite Fellowship.
  • Cynthia Flood, prize-winning Canadian short-story writer.
  • Dr. Ivar Ekeland, Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Economics at UBC and former President of the University of Paris-9.
  • Ken Davidson, head of the International Solidarity Committee of CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees).
  • Thekla Lit, founder and president of BC ALPHA (Association for Learning and Preserving the History of World War 2 in Asia).

To see podcast of press conference:

40 Years of Occupation(Part 1) Press Conf. WM video - 9 mins - June 6, 2007

40 Years of Occupation(Part 2) Press Conf. video - 9 mins - June 6, 2007


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