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Jul 17, 2011 at 01:48 PM
Click here to watch the infamous video shot by Prof. Elmasry that was circulated across the whole world by major media outlets including CNN, BBC. and Aljazeera.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbzn6N3sBQE

Speaker:

Dr. Mohammed Elmasry,

Prof Emeritus of Computer Engineering, Univ of Waterloo

Founding publisher and editor of TheCanadianCharger.com

Mohamed Elmasry, Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, has made seminal and outstanding contributions to semiconductor device research and integrated circuit design through his extraordinary innovation, creativity and leadership.
 
Two Locations (Downtown Vancouver & Port Coquitlam)

First Lecture:

Date:      Friday, July 22, 2011 7:00 PM

Location: Vancouver Public Library

           350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC

 

Second Lecture:

Date:        Saturday, July 23, 2011 7:00 PM

Location: Masjid Alhidayah

             2626 Kingsway Ave

             Port Coquitlam, BC

Mohamed Elmasry, Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, has made seminal and outstanding contributions to semiconductor device research and integrated circuit design through his extraordinary innovation, creativity and leadership.

Professor Elmasry has lived the Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir Square, video taped events, interviewed  hundreds of stakeholders and wrote a book on the subject.

Professor Elmasry has been recognized among the 500 Most Influentual Muslims in the world in a GeorgeTown University publication in 2009.

Stationed in one of the key locations in Cairo overlooking Qasr Elneil bridge, he captured one of the most influential videos of the Egyptian revolution. His video was rebroadcasted by major news channels including Aljazeerah, CNN, and BBC. To view his video click on the link

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbzn6N3sBQE

In this talk he will report about the revolution, its future and its impact on the Arab and the Muslim worlds.

Stationed in one of the key locations in Cairo overlooking Qasr Elneil bridge, he captured one of the most influential videos of the Egyptian revolution. His video was rebroadcasted by major news channels including Aljazeerah, CNN, and BBC. To view his video click on the link

"Prof Elmasry was an eye witness to a lot of the revolution in Egypt and provided live video feed - really compelling as it happened," said journalist Raymond Wright.
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Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians slams Canadian Jewish Congress exclusion

PRESS  RELEASE          For immediate Release            2007-07-03
 
The Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians responded today, to the decision by the Canadian Jewish Congress to deny membership to the progressive Jewish group. The CJC issued a letter which gave no reason for its decision.

“The decision by the Canadian Jewish Congress to exclude the Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians illustrates the sectarian orientation of the forces controlling that organization,” declared ACJC Administrative Secretary Abraham Weizfeld. “The rejection of our application to become a member of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the refusal seat our delegates at the CJC Plenary on June 17th amounts to a refusal to acknowledge growing Jewish opposition to the Israeli occupation and siege of the Palestinian territories.”

“CJC’s refusal to include all tendencies in the Jewish community should be seen as a futile attempt to marginalize growing Jewish opposition to Israel’s behaviour and to the exclusive character of the Israel State,” Weizfeld continued.

 He contended that this refusal also motivated the decision by the June 17 plenary of the Canadian Jewish Congress to annul the process of conducting elections to the Board of Directors. As a result of this decision, the Board will now have 25% of its seats reserved for the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy which controls the CJC funding agency, the United Jewish Appeal. Weizfeld explained that these organizations provide unquestioning support to Israel, regardless of what it does.

The resulting vote on a resolution to amend the CJC constitution with regard to election of officers may not have passed if the Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians’ delegates had been included.

“We do not share in the uncritical support for Israel,” Weizfeld stated. “It is our position that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, which began in 1967, must end immediately. This is the view that the ACJC wanted to bring to the Canadian Jewish Congress and that the CJC leadership was determined to ignore.” The refusal to hear our independent voice is proof that the CJC is not a body representative of diverse currents in Canada's Jewish population.

“It is essential that Israel and the Palestinians – including the duly elected Prime Minister Haniyeh – begin negotiations to conclude a lasting peace without prior conditions from either side. Only this approach can put an end to this ongoing tragedy for both the Palestinian and Israeli communities,” he concluded.

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Montréal QC H2W 1G8 Canada
(514) 284-6642

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