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[4 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on What Kind of Peace Do Israeli Voters Want? | ]
What Kind of Peace Do Israeli Voters Want?

Has the bankrupt CanWest’s pro-Israel banner passed to the Toronto Star?

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[1 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on HERE WE STAND – STAND WITH US! | ]

Voice of Palestine Commentary (Jan. 2, 2013)

“To Speak in Muffled Tones…would be Less Than Human”
– Nelson Mandela

Since Kairos Palestine issued The Bethlehem Call: Here we stand – Stand with us just over a year ago, Israeli injustices have multiplied

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[15 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Support for Palestine is Support for BDS‏ | ]

Here We Stand, Stand With Us!!
Voice of Palestine collective is issuing this second position paper to explain why we feel supporting Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel is so crucial and urgent. Our motion calling for our station Vancouver Coop Radio to support the BDS movement until the Israeli state complies with international law was regrettably defeated at the Nov. 27/11 AGM. However, given the format and atmosphere of the AGM debate, we feel that both the basics of the BDS call and its significance for alternative media like …

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[24 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Let’s Reclaim Our Radio! | ]

Dear Friends and Supporters of Vancouver Cooperative Radio:
The Voice of Palestine Collective (VOP) is issuing this position paper on the first motion we introduced at the Coop Radio AGM on Nov. 27/11 regarding the formation of a committee to investigate the process around Coop Radio’s recent “frequency swap” deal. The second motion called on Coop Radio to support the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel and we will issue a second position paper on that motion at a later date. We were disappointed that both of these draft resolutions …

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[3 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on CBC serves the interests of the Mubarak dictatorship?‏ | ]
CBC serves the interests of the Mubarak dictatorship?‏

The report today by Mark Kelley on CBC Newsworld was misleading and serves the interests of the Mubarak dictatorship.

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[11 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Letter to the Editor of the Ottawa Citizen Regarding the “Haters’ Test” | ]

In response to the Ottawa Citizen’s attack on NDP MP Libby Davies
By Hanna Kawas
The Ottawa Citizen “Haters’ test” http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Haters+test/3139300/story.html, published June 11, 2010 is misleading, lacking in historic facts and crudely apologizes for Israeli occupation and discrimination. I am going to burden you with some documentation and references the Ottawa Citizen editors did not want to bother with.
Before 1948, there was no state of Israel. It came about as many historians (Jewish and otherwise) have now recognized – on the tragedy of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine from its indigenous …

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[15 Feb 2008 | Comments Off on Letter to the Editor of the Georgia Straight Regarding Israeli Wines | ]

The following letter was sent to the Georgia Straight on Feb. 15, 2008.
It might interest your readers to know that the “new-generation Israeli wines” that Jurgen Gothe was promoting (Feb. 14/08) are literally fruit from the vines of Israeli occupation. We recently sent a letter to the BC Liquor Distribution Branch on this very subject which they have responded to claiming this matter is not under their “jurisdiction” and they offer products on a commercial demand basis. Here are some excerpts of our originial letter.
“The Golan Heights Winery (of which …

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[18 Jul 2005 | Comments Off on CKNW: It is not Balance, it is Dishonesty‏ | ]

Israeli Ambassador given double time on Vancouver Radio Station‏
July 18, 2005
Peter Warren
Bill Good Show, CKNW
Dear Mr. Warren:
I wish to register my outrage at the way I was dealt with this morning on the Bill Good show. When I was contacted by your producer, I was told that the Israeli ambassador would be on from 9 – 9:30 am and then I would follow with another segment from 9:30 to 10:00 to give the Palestinian perspective.
I was horrified to discover when I came on the air at 9:30 that I was …

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[11 Oct 2004 | Comments Off on Letter to the Editor, The Globe and Mail | ]

By Gary Keenan
Dear editor:
Barbara Hodgson’s excellent letter (More than a Memory, Oct. 8) regarding renowned British Arabist Gertrude Bell brings to mind the fact that the Middle East may well have been spared several decades of violence, death, and destruction if British Prime Minister Lloyd George had heeded her wise words regarding the 1917 Balfour Declaration.
While serving with British intelligence in Cairo, Ms. Bell advised the cabinet that “an independent Jewish Palestine” was impractical because “[Palestine]…is not Jewish;” the native population would not “accept Jewish authority…. Jerusalem, is equally sacred …

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[30 Sep 2004 | Comments Off on Open Letter to Sarah Efron Regarding the “Peace It Together” Camp | ]

The following letter was sent to Sarah Efron, a freelance journalist, regarding reporting about the “Peace It Together” camp held this summer in Vancouver. The camp brought Israeli and Palestinian teenagers to Vancouver from the Middle East and received alot of attention in the local media as a step towards reconciliation in the region. It was also well received by local Zionists. Our letter explains why most of the local Palestinian community had reservations about this camp and similar initiatives.
Dear Sarah:
Thank you for the report you did for CBC Radio …