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Canadian Demos Against Israeli Apartheid PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 27 November 2006 04:20
Canadian Demos Against Israeli Apartheid

- Please, come out on Dec. 2nd to demand an immediate end to Canadian government support for Israel's apartheid policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Come out and let the people of Gaza know - they don?t stand alone!



Protest the Siege of Gaza!
Protest the Massacres!

International Day in Solidarity with the People of Gaza ? actions will be taking place across Canada.

Date: Saturday, Dec 2nd
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Israeli Consulate, 180 Bloor Street West

Over the past few months the actions of the Israeli army ? cynically named in the summer months ?Operation Summer Rain? and now bearing the title ?Operation Autumn Clouds? ? have devastated the Palestinian population in Gaza. Since June 1, 2006, over 300 Palestinian civilians, including 89 children and 25 women, have been killed by the Israeli military.

During the month of November alone, over 80 Palestinians have been killed in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. Two women were killed protesting in front of a mosque that was later destroyed, and 19 women, children and men were killed by Israeli artillery while asleep in their house.

The Gaza Strip is surrounded by a massive electric fence with all entry and exit controlled by the Israeli military. Palestinians in the area have literally been confined to an open-air prison as Israel imposes a policy of enforced starvation on the population. According to the World Bank, unemployment levels reached 40% in the first quarter of 2006 and over 80% of the population are living below the poverty line.

But here in Canada, Prime Minister Harper and Foreign Minister Peter McKay have repeatedly refused to raise any condemnation of Israel's actions or to take any measures to prevent the continued killing of Palestinian civilians and the destruction of Palestinian livelihood. Instead, Harper and his cabinet speak of the 'shared values' of Israel and Canada, or the 'measured response' of the Israeli war machine.

Come out on Dec. 2nd to demand an immediate end to Canadian government support for Israel's apartheid policies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Come out and let the people of Gaza know - they don?t stand alone!

Flyers and Poster are available for download on the CAIA website at: www.caiaweb.org

Organized by: Canadian Arab Federation, Palestine House and Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid

Endorsed by: Toronto Coalition to Stop the War, Canadian Peace Alliance, and Not In Our Name (Jews Against Israel's Wars), Jewish Women's Committee to End the Occupation, Latin America Solidarity Committee (Toronto),

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Palestine, Israel, and Prospects for Peace: Towards a One-State Solution

Virginia Tilley

Author of The One-State Solution: A Breakthrough for Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock
Associate Professor of Political Science,  Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York

Thursday Nov. 30th
7:30 PM
Rm 1130
Bahen Centre, University of Toronto
40 St. George St. (one block north of College st.)

On Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against Israel

?It is finally time. ... Good cause for a boycott has, of course, been in place for decades, as a raft of initiatives already attests. But Israel's war crimes are now so shocking, its extremism so clear, the suffering so great, the UN so helpless, and the international community's need to contain Israel's behavior so urgent and compelling, that the time for global action has matured. A coordinated movement of divestment, sanctions, and boycotts against Israel must convene to contain not only Israel's aggressive acts and crimes against humanitarian law but also, as in South Africa, its founding racist logics that inspired and still drive the entire Palestinian problem....Calls for a boycott have long cited specific crimes: Israel's continual attacks on Palestinian civilians; its casual disdain for the Palestinian civilian lives "accidentally" destroyed in its assassinations and bombings; its deliberate ruin of the Palestinians' economic and social conditions; its continuing annexation and dismemberment of Palestinian land; its torture of prisoners; its contempt for UN resolutions and international law; and especially, its refusal to allow Palestinian refugees to return to their homeland. But the boycott cannot target these practices alone. It must target their ideological source... The question now is not whether there is one state, but what kind of state it comprises. The present version is apartheid, and it must change. However difficult to achieve, and however frightening to Jewish Israelis, the only just and stable solution is full democracy.?
-Virginia Tilley

See her fuller article at http://www.counterpunch.org/tilley08052006.html


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