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Sep 27, 2013 at 01:46 PM

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For Immediate Release: September 25, 2013

The “Disappearing Palestine” wall mural at the Vancouver City Centre skytrain station was stolen by vandals over the weekend. The mural was recently extended for a second month thanks to a special donation to the Palestine Awareness Coalition by Vancouver lawyer, activist and former city councillor Tim Louis. The mural will be replaced shortly.

“This disruption will not silence our ad campaign. It is striking that our campaign was chosen in an attempt to silence the simple truth,” said Marty Roth of the Palestine Awareness Coalition.

The “Disappearing Palestine” advertisement campaign was launched on Vancouver public transit on August 27, 2013 by the Palestine Awareness Coalition, formed by seven Vancouver-area peace and justice groups. It depicts the shrinking land of Palestine and Israeli expansionism over the past 65 years. For more information, please visit palestineawarenesscoalition.wordpress.com
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Israel planned for Lebanon war months in advance, PM says
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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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