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Nov 28, 2011 at 04:38 PM

Bob was a treasured member of the CanPalNet working group. We remember him lovingly and miss him deeply.

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November 25, 2011 

ROSEN, Robert (Bob) Louis

June 26th, 1947-November 22nd 2011

Celebration of Life:
We will celebrate Bob's life on Saturday, January 21st 2012 at 7:30pm at the Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash St., Vancouver.

Bob Rosen 

It is with deep sorrow that we share the loss of our husband, father, brother, and friend. Bob passed away peacefully at home, leaving his loving wife Eva Sharell, beloved son Michael Gabriel Rosen (Tracey), brother Stanley (Rita), nephew Daniel (Jess and Evan), Janine and Brianna.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Bob came to Canada as a war resister in 1968. For over 30 years, he was a community school coordinator and teacher in Surrey. He served as president of the Surrey Teachers' Association and was active provincially in the BC Teachers Federation.

Throughout his life Bob brought his passion, eloquence and keen mind to the struggle for social justice -ocally and globally. He was a dedicated organizer and lent his time and wisdom to many community organizations. Most recently, Bob sat on the board of Co-Development Canada and the steering committee of Independent Jewish Voices.

Along with his activism, Bob will be remembered as a musician and accomplished singer. After retirement Bob brought together a band, the Gram Partisans, with whom he recently recorded a full-length album. He was an active member of the Solidarity Notes Labour Choir and sang at numerous picket lines, benefits and rallies. His time with the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop community was incredibly joyful and meaningful.

Many will recall with fondness BCTF AGMs and countless other gatherings where Bob pulled out his guitar and led us all in songs of struggle, songs of love, and songs of peace.

Bob lived life passionately and well, appreciating travel, good food and wine. He deeply valued his community of friends both young and old. His warmth, open heart, generosity and big personality will be greatly missed. He will be remembered with love by David, Ruthie, Anna, Benjamin, and other family and close friends.

Donations in honour of Bob's memory can be made to Co-Development Canada (www.codev.org) or Independent Jewish Voices (www.independentjewishvoices.ca).

Bob Rosen 

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Conal Urquhart in Tel Aviv
Friday March 9, 2007
The Guardian

Preparations for Israel's war in Lebanon last summer were drawn up at least four months before two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped by Hizbullah in July, Ehud Olmert, the prime minister, has admitted.

His submission to a commission of inquiry, leaked yesterday, contradicted the impression at the time that Israel was provoked into a battle for which it was ill-prepared. Mr Olmert told the Winograd commission, a panel of judges charged with investigating Israel's perceived defeat in the 34-day war, that he first discussed the possibility of war in January and asked to see military plans in March.

According to the Ha'aretz daily, which obtained details of Mr Olmert's testimony, the prime minister chose a plan featuring air attacks on Lebanon and a limited ground operation that would be implemented following a Hizbullah abduction. Hizbullah had made several attempts to capture Israeli soldiers on the border since Israel withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000.

Israeli commentators believed that Mr Olmert and Amir Peretz, the defence minister, took the opportunity of the kidnapping to show they could manage a war in spite of their limited military experience. But the outcome of the war seemed to highlight their lack of experience and also deficiencies in Israel's military planning.

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