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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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Driver who sparked Acre riots: I'd sacrifice myself to bring back coexistence

Haaretz Sunday, October 12, 2008

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1028249.html

By Jack Khoury, Haaretz Correspondent, and Reuters

The Arab man who drove into a Jewish neighborhood in Acre on the eve of Yom Kippur, sparking a series of riots and violent clashes, told the Knesset Committee of the Interior on Sunday that he would "sacrifice his neck" to bring coexistence back to the bi-national nothern city.

"If what I did caused this, I am ready to sacrifice my neck right here on this table, on lowered gallows, just to return peace and quiet back to the city of Acre, to bring co-existence back to its place.

Jamal said that contrary to the accusations brought against him, he had not been drunk nor playing loud music when he entered the Jewish neighborhood last Wednesday. "I just wanted to go home, I made and mistake and tried to ask for forgiveness. This has been a harrowing experience."

He also said that he had been one of the founders of a community co-existence committee in Acre: "We invented co-existence," he said. "They have made me out to be a murderer, they've turned me into a fascist. We are not Nazis, we are not fascists.

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