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Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2013, UBC

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February 27 at 10:00am until March 1 at 4:00pm
UBC Student Union Building
6138 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver, BC
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Join SPHR-UBC in the SUB for Israeli Apartheid Week if you wish to learn more about the illegal occupation of Palestine, how Israel is an Apartheid state, and how you can get involved in dismantling this oppressive regime!

We will be tabling starting on Wednesday February 27 through to Friday March 1.
During our tabling sessions we will be distributing informative leaflets and welcome any questions on the facts of the conflict and/or about SPHR-UBC in general.

On Thursday February 28 we will be showing a film on the illegal occupation of Palestine.
On Friday we will be hosting Dr. As’ad Abu Khalil, famous for his “Angry Arab” blog and professor at California State University.

The Case Against “Israel”

Wood 2 – 2198 Health Sciences Mall, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Friday, March 1, 2013 at 6:00pm

SPHR-UBC would like to recognize that this event and all their activities take place on the unceded territory of the Musqueam people. SPHR-UBC unequivocally stands in solidarity with the Musqueam people and all their supporters in the Idle No More movement.

Israel was created unilaterally in 1948 as a result of the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Palestinians. This occupation maintained and supported by Western powers continues until today, and now more than 8 million Palestinians live outside Palestine. All those who stayed either live as second class citizens inside 1948 Palestine, or as an occupied people in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The purpose of this event is to challenge the creation of this Zionist entity, break the silence and inform students and all humans of conscious about the legal and moral implications of supporting this illegal Apartheid state.

Does the apartheid state have a right to exist? Did it ethnically cleanse 750,000 Palestinians and destroy over 500 villages or is this just a Palestinian myth? Is it the only “true” democracy in the Middle East or is it a settler-colonial Apartheid state? And why does this Zionist entity have to maintain its aggression and occupation of Palestine? Is this structure of systemic and systematic colonialism, oppression and occupation of stolen land viable or is it doomed to failure?

These, among many other questions, will be addressed by Dr. As’ad Abu Khalil, a Lebanese American Professor of Political Science at California State University and the man responsible for the Angry Arab News Agency blog. The event titled “The Case Against ‘Israel’” will shed light on very important questions facing Palestinians and their supporters.

Join the Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) at the University of British Columbia at an intriguing and thought-provoking discussion.

Time: Friday March 1st at 6:00 PM.
Location: Wood 2 – UBC, 2198 Health Sciences Mall, V6T1Z3

Please register for your free ticket. Join Facebook group
For more information send an email to sphr.ubc@gmail.com
Dr. As’ad Abu Khalil speech: “The Case Against ‘Israel’

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