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Vancouver Protest in response to JNF "70th anniversary of the state of Israel" Dinner


On JUNE 3 -2018  Canada Palestine Association along with other lower mainland organizations gathered in front of Four Seasons Hotel at 791 West Georgia St. at Howe in Vancouver to picket the Jewish National Fund Dinner which is celebrating the "70th anniversary of the state of Israel".

According to the organizers of the protest JNF is attempting to hide its policies and history behind a charitable project, this time to "Help Improve the Lives of Children with Disabilities".

Hanna kawas stated, “The racist and discriminatory policies of the JNF have been well documented and are of particular concern here in Canada due to the creation of “Canada Park” on the ruins of 3 Palestinian villages in the occupied West Bank.”

The organizers stated in their facebook post, “The grotesque irony of this particular project at this time, as Israeli snipers maim and disable hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza, including children, ….1,000 children have been injured in violence in the Gaza Strip. Many of these injuries are severe and potentially life-altering, including some resulting in amputations.”

They are calling on the Canadian Government to revoke the tax deductible status for the JNF.

Groups endorsing the action:
Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights
East Indian Defense Committee
Victoria Coalition against Israeli Apartheid
Independent Jewish Voices, Vancouver