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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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Solidarity groups denounce Dershowitz appearance in Vancouver

September 15, 2010

“We find it appalling that the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is sponsoring an appearance by Alan Dershowitz, who is an outright apologist for anything and everything that the State of Israel does, to open its annual fund-raising campaign,” says Bob Rosen, spokesperson for the Vancouver chapter of CanPalNet, a Palestinian solidarity organization.

“Dershowitz played a central role in the campaign to get Norman Finkelstein dismissed from the faculty of DePaul University because Finkelstein criticized Israeli behaviour and their treatment of Palestinians,” explained Stephen Aberle, a spokesperson for Jews for a Just Peace.

“We would like to ask those who are supporting Mr. Dershowitz by attending his appearance in Vancouver whether they support his efforts to muzzle academic criticism of Israeli policies, and if so, why?” continued Carl Rosenberg, spokesperson for Independent Jewish Voices. “We think that it sets a dangerous precedent when academics are dismissed because of their political positions.”

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