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     Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (BIAC) - Vancouver
Part of the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA - www.caiaweb.org), a cross-Canada coalition formed in January 2006 as part of a growing, global movement against Israeli apartheid.
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     Canada Palestine Association
Since 1980 CPA has engaged in activities from fundraising for Palestinian medical charities to educational forums to advocacy work with all levels of government.
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     Canada Palestine Support Network (Canpalnet)
Canpalnet gathers Canadians of all backgrounds who support the human, democratic, and national rights of the Palestinian people.
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     Independent Jewish Voices (Canada) - BC region
"We are a group of Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitment to social justice and universal human rights..."
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     International Solidarity Movement - Vancouver
A Palestinian-led movement of Palestinian and International activists who utilize nonviolent direct action to support the Palestinian struggle for freedom and an end to Israeli occupation. ISM-Vancouver is a local affiliate of the ISM.
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     Jews for a Just Peace
Jews for a Just Peace is an organization of Vancouver Jews whose purpose is to build support in our community for a fair and just solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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     Stopwar.ca
is a broad based coalition of over 160 organizations and individuals that responded to international calls for days of action against the war, beginning November 17th, 2002.
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Gaza's Ark organizers remain determined after attack
Gaza's Ark was badly damaged and partially sunk by a large explosion  at about 3:45 AM Gaza time on April 29th. No-one was injured. Mustafa Abu Awad, the guard who was on duty at the time, was taken to the hospital for tests and he has now been discharged.

The Ark was in the port of Gaza being readied to put to sea in June. Whether and when the boat can be repaired is something we will not know for sure until it can be pulled out of the water for inspection.

Awad said he had been warned to leave the area by an anonymous caller. "I was [sleeping] near the boat and someone phoned me -- an unidentified caller. I answered and he told me: 'Mustafa, leave the boat right now because we are going to blow it up.'"
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