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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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Discussing Hamas with Gazan Expatriate Samah Sabawi

I caught up with Samah Sabawi on August 1st, 26 days into the Israeli assault on Gaza. Samah is a Canadian Palestinian with family roots in Gaza. I wanted to ask her views on the current situation in Gaza and particularly on the role Hamas is playing. She is a playwright, a policy advisor to AlShabaka and is former public advocate for Australians for Palestine. She was for many years a media spokesperson for National Council for Canada Arab Relations (NCCAR) and moved in 2009 to Australia where her parents and many other members of her Palestinian family have found refuge.

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