Activists blockade Israeli Consulate in Montreal, one day after Consulate occupation in Toronto!

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Activists blockade Israeli Consulate in Montreal, one day after Consulate occupation in Toronto!

This action is happening right now! If you can, please go right now to 180 Bloor Street West to demonstrate your support for their action! Press release below - please forward widely!

Jewish Women Occupy Israeli Consulate in Toronto

Toronto: Wednesday January 8, 2009 Time: 10:25 am

A diverse group of Jewish Canadian women are currently occupying the Israeli consulate at 180 Bloor Street West in Toronto. This action is in protest against the on-going Israeli assault on the people of Gaza.

The group is carrying out this occupation in solidarity with the 1.5 million people of Gaza and to ensure that Jewish voices against the massacre in Gaza are being heard. They are demanding that Israel end its military assault and lift the 18-month siege on the Gaza Strip to allow humanitarian aid into the territory.

Israel has been carrying out a full-scale military assault on the Gaza Strip since December 27, 2008. At least 660 people have been killed and 3000 injured in the air strikes and in the ground invasion that began on January 3, 2009. Israel has ignored international calls for a ceasefire and is refusing to allow food, adequate medical supplies and other necessities of life into the Gaza Strip.

Protesters are outraged at Israel's latest assault on the Palestinian people and by the Canadian government's refusal to condemn these massacres. They are deeply concerned that Canadians are hearing the views of pro-Israel groups who are being represented as the only voice of Jewish Canadians. The protesters have occupied the consulate to send a clear statement that many Jewish-Canadians do not support Israel's violence and apartheid policies. They are joining with people of conscience all across the world who are demanding an end to Israeli aggression and justice for the Palestinian people.

The group includes: Judy Rebick, professor; Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst and president of Science for Peace; B.H. Yael, filmmaker; Smadar Carmon, an Canadian Israeli peace activist and others.

Spokespersons for the group will be outside the Israeli consulate:
Dr. Miriam Garfinkle: 416-731-6605 mgarfinkle@sympatico.ca
Cathy Gulkin: 416-697-0768 cgulkin@rogers.com

Release is online at http://www.sources.com/Releases/NR135.htm

remind remind's picture

Wow, go  Jewish women of Canada, go!

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"watching the tide roll away"

Michelle

Arrests underway in Toronto Israeli Consulate Sit-in
Toronto: Wednesday January 8, 2009 Time: 11:20 am

Police have moved in to arrest a group of Jewish Canadian women who are currently occupying the Israeli consulate at 180 Bloor Street West in Toronto.

The women took their action in protest against the on-going Israeli assault on the people of Gaza.

The group is carrying out this occupation in solidarity with the 1.5 million people of Gaza and to ensure that Jewish voices against the massacre in Gaza are being heard. They are demanding that Israel end its military assault and lift the 18-month siege on the Gaza Strip to allow humanitarian aid into the territory.

Israel has been carrying out a full-scale military assault on the Gaza Strip since December 27, 2008. At least 660 people have been killed and 3000 injured in the air strikes and in the ground invasion that began on January 3, 2009. Israel has ignored international calls for a ceasefire and is refusing to allow food, adequate medical supplies and other necessities of life into the Gaza Strip.

Protesters are outraged at Israel's latest assault on the Palestinian people and by the Canadian government's refusal to condemn these massacres. They are deeply concerned that Canadians are hearing the views of pro-Israel groups who are being represented as the only voice of Jewish Canadians. The protesters have occupied the consulate to send a clear statement that many Jewish-Canadians do not support Israel's violence and apartheid policies. They are joining with people of conscience all across the world who are demanding an end to Israeli aggression and justice for the Palestinian people.

The group includes: Judy Rebick, professor; Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst and president of Science for Peace; B.H. Yael, filmmaker; Smadar Carmon, an Canadian Israeli peace activist and others.

Spokespersons for the group will be outside the Israeli consulate:
Dr. Miriam Garfinkle: 416-731-6605
Cathy Gulkin: 416-697-0768

Release is online at http://www.sources.com/Releases/NR135.htm


Caissa

I thought Judy rebick the moment I saw the title.  I remember her giving a very good speech at the closing dinner of a CFS meeting in Lethbridge.

 

Parenthteically, it seems to me after having been involved in the student movement in the late 80s early 90s that the police are called on to arrest demonstrators more often in the 21st centurey than in the the decade of my involvement. 

remind remind's picture

Well, that didn't take long, eh! Have emailed my women contacts accross Canada with this news.

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Michelle

I just attached a picture file to the opening post - it's a picture Judy took inside the consulate during the sit-in.

derrick derrick's picture

Audio from the protest here.

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

Fantastic! What courage. Here's the photo:

[IMG=640x480]http://www.rabble.ca/sites/rabble/files/IMG00031.jpg[/img]

remind remind's picture

They certainly look disruptive and needing to be arrested! :rolleyes: For gawd's sake anyway!

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lagatta

I went to CBC toronto and the Star - nothing yet. Any bourgeois or alternative media reports?

Catchfire Catchfire's picture

[url=http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090107/israel_consulate... Police arrest 8 protesters at Israeli consulate
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Toronto police have arrested eight Canadian Jewish women who occupied the Israeli consulate on Bloor Street.

The group carried out the occupation to show their opposition to Israel's military operations in the Gaza Strip and its two-year economic blockade of the territory, Miriam Garfinkle, a spokesperson, told ctvtoronto.ca on Wednesday.

The most prominent of the eight arrested is Toronto activist Judy Rebick. But the group also includes Israeli filmmaker B.H. Yael, peace activists and students, she said.

Police will be taking them to 52 Division, Garfinkle said.

In a news release forwarded by Montreal-based Palestinian and Jewish Unity, the protesters said: "Protesters are outraged at Israel's latest assault on the Palestinian people and by the Canadian government's refusal to condemn these massacres.

 

N.R.KISSED

A courageous and moving action

Ghislaine

remind wrote:

They certainly look disruptive and needing to be arrested! :rolleyes: For gawd's sake anyway!

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"watching the tide roll away"

 

Really, eh? Why the hell were they arrested and why does the CTV article not provide this reason? what were they charged with, if anything?

lagatta

Funny, Israel claims to be the state of all Jewish people. How can people be convicted of occupying "their own" consulate, unless they are vandalising it. Women look like they are singing.

josh
Michelle

I was just going to post that, josh!  (Although, I'm surprised the Star didn't feel the need to call the JDL so they could give them equal comment space in the article... Undecided )

Michelle

Judy says everyone is fine, they were arrested but not charged with anything, and they're getting lots of media calls about it.  So it was effective at getting the message out. 

Tom Vouloumanos

Good, this is an excellent campaign that will encourage more dissident Jewish voices to come out and speak and embarass the Harper government into sending blood, food and medicine to Gaza.  This will help break the image of an Arab-Jewish conflict, where people have to choose a side and really bring to the forefront that this is simply a story of Human Rights. The story of allowing a people, a nation, to be free from occupation and military subordination and just be allowed to get on with their lives. There is nothing complicated about that.

 It is important that those on our side frame the debate in simple, non-confusing terms: Freedom for Palestine Now!

It is also important that we put all other peripheral debates on the side and focus on this unifying theme: a free Palestine in accordance with UN unanimity ( Res. 242) - with the exception of the US, Israel and sometimes a few tiny island states in the south pacific.

Michelle

So I finally got to have a half-decent length conversation with Judy about what happened today.  Here's what she says happened (my notes from our conversation, not her words):

They went into the consulate in small groups, and pretended they were there on other business.  Once they were all in there, they sat down and told them this is a protest.

The officials in the consulate were absolutely irate over it.  One of the security guards was "beside himself".  He tried to intimidate them, saying, "You're in Israel now!"  Judy retorted, "We are NOT.  This is not the embassy."  (Apparently only the embassy is considered Israeli territory, not the consulate - they had legal advice going in.)

The security guard tried to drag the youngest woman out, and she resisted.  Judy told him to take his hands off her or they'd charge him with assault.

The security guard then tried to take the phone away from another woman, and when she wouldn't give it to him, he slapped her across the face.  Judy told him that if he touches any of them again, he would be charged with assault.  So the Israeli officials decided to let the police deal with them.

When the police arrived, they were very nice, and very apologetic over having to arrest a bunch of peaceful women.  They told the group that what they were doing was illegal and that they would have to arrest them.  The women responded that they understand that, but what Israel is doing is illegal as well.

They were handcuffed (the police were apologetic about this too, and explained that they had to because it was procedure), and they put them in a paddy wagon which had separate, windowless cages for each of them.  They were in the paddy wagon for about half an hour to an hour (Judy's not sure exactly how long) and the handcuffs were on for a couple of hours altogether.

That whole time, Judy thinks the police were negotiating with the Israeli consulate officials, who, as she said, were irate, because the police didn't want to have to charge the women for just sitting in their office.  They were then released without charges.

When the women were brought down out of the building, they were greeted by a press scrum of yelling reporters, and a bunch of protesters who greeted them happily with chants and support.

After it was all over, the women got call after call after call from tons of media - mainstream, alternative, domestic, international (including Al-Jazeera, an Israeli news organization, San Francisco, and of course tons of Canadian ones). 

There have been tons of supportive e-mails, Facebook posts, and other online support.  She's also received a couple of hate calls (one freak in particular keeps calling back).

So, all in all, this action was a resounding success!

Texas Dave

I appreciate your genuine concern for innocent Arab civilians who are suffering due to the ongoing violence in Gaza.

Now that you've established your credibility as Jews unafraid to criticize the actions of Israel, your upcoming direct actions in protest of HAMAS' gross acts of oppression and violations of international law will carry much greater moral weight.

Kol Hakavod!

Cueball Cueball's picture

Why greater moral weight? Are Palestinian lives really only 1/100th as valued as Israeli ones?

Stargazer

Yet another uninformed ass. Welcome, hope you don't stay long.

Texas Dave

You misunderstand me Cueball; I value innocent life exactly equally for everyone, Arab or Jew.

The point I was trying to make was that when pro-Israel activists point out HAMAS' misogyny, homophobia, deprivation of civil-liberties, crushing of dissent and advocacy of an authoritarian, patriarchal theocracy, their claims might be dismissed as mere pro-Israel advocacy.

This protest has demonstrated your willingness to point out Israel's faults and hold it accountable for meeting your moral standards.

So in the future, when you engage in direct action to bring public attention to HAMAS' moral failings and oppression, your protest will carry greater moral weight. No one will be able to accuse you of hypocrisy.

Michelle

Ignore the megaphone.

Lots of press so far! 

canada.com

Ynet News, Israel (This one's hilarious - maybe our friend Texas Dave would like it.  They claim that a bunch of JEWISH WOMEN were chanting "racist" slogans - conveniently not saying what they were - and saying that the consulate officials were restrained when they were actually assaulting the women until the police got there!)

Canadian Press

Toronto Star (now updated with a picture)

Monthly Review, VA

CityNews (another new picture)

radiorahim radiorahim's picture

This was a very critically important protest action.   Kudos to Judy and everyone involved.

What also strikes me is the violence of the security goon(s) at the Israeli Consulate in Toronto.

Women engaging in the most peaceful and passive of protest actions are physically assaulted by agents of the Israeli state.

In Gaza, primitive rockets launched by Hamas are met with the overwhelming violence of some of the most modern weaponry available...in turn resulting in the mass slaughter of a civilian population.

And yet, most of the mainstream media speaks of the two sides somehow being "equal".

 

Texas Dave

For the record, I think it is regrettable that the consulate's security staff assaulted any of the protesters. (I'll take you at your word that that's what happened.)

I'd encourage Rabble.ca members to draft a set of guidelines for proper, rights-respecting, humanitarian procedures for authorities to follow in the face of protests.

Then, maybe we could get a delegation from the government of Israel and a delegation from HAMAS to come together for a dialogue about how to implement these principles into practice?

This could be a good first step towards lowering levels of distrust and breaking down barriers.

radiorahim radiorahim's picture

Michelle wrote:

Ynet News, Israel (This one's hilarious - maybe our friend Texas Dave would like it.  They claim that a bunch of JEWISH WOMEN were chanting "racist" slogans - conveniently not saying what they were - and saying that the consulate officials were restrained when they were actually assaulting the women until the police got there!)

If Israeli officials are telling lies about the violent acts committed by their goons at the consulate in Toronto, imagine the lies they are telling about Gaza?

 

Cueball Cueball's picture

You don't have to imagine them. They are patently obvious:

For example: bombed truck carried oxygen tanks and not grad rockets

mybabble

This is a very powerful statement from these women and is just an indication of things to come as Jewish women arm themselves with peace and march forward. 

Israeli lawmakers and security officials have expressed confidence that it enjoys the full support of the United States in its war measures.

The US Congress approved a $155 million funding for the development of two Israeli medium-range anti-missile systems approved by US President Bush and marks a 30 percent increase in US financial participation in the Arrow and David projects

mybabble

Actually that is exactly what I thought was happening Texas Dave was a strong movement to wards peace and maybe thats the problem or maybe there never was a problem maybe things are right on target as Bush is set to leave office and all hell breaks lose.  

Texas Dave

The biggest lie that infuriates me is the constant harping about how HAMAS is dedicated to completely destroying any vestige of Jewish sovereignty in any part (however small) of the Jews' historical homeland.

Typically this Zionist "Big Lie" comes in the form of quoting from HAMAS' founding covenant... but what the neocon-spin-meisters never point out is that in their charter, HAMAS clearly states that...

"Hamas is a humane movement, which cares for human rights and is committed to the tolerance inherent in Islam as regards attitudes towards other religions. It is only hostile to those who are hostile towards it, or stand in its way in order to disturb its moves or to frustrate its efforts.  Under the shadow of Islam it is possible for the members of the three religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism to coexist in safety and security."

Can anyone doubt the sincerity of that statement?

Moreover, HAMAS' covenant states...

"Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said: The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him! This will not apply to the Gharqad, which is a Jewish tree."

Why don't the Zionists ever point out this passage?

HAMAS is very clearly stating that after they destroy Israel, Jews will be safe if they hide behind Gharqad trees!

Can you imagine how many Gharqad trees Israel could purchase and plant for the amount of money being spent on bombs to drop on Gaza?

Not to mention the positive environmental impact this alternative approach to protecting the lives of Jews would have?

Zionists are famous for planting trees all over the place... but never Gharqad trees!

Coincidence?

I don't think so.

remind remind's picture

radiorahim wrote:
Michelle wrote:
Ynet News, Israel (This one's hilarious - maybe our friend Texas Dave would like it.  They claim that a bunch of JEWISH WOMEN were chanting "racist" slogans - conveniently not saying what they were - and saying that the consulate officials were restrained when they were actually assaulting the women until the police got there!)

If Israeli officials are telling lies about the violent acts committed by their goons at the consulate in Toronto, imagine the lies they are telling about Gaza?

Excellent point, and it should give people pause!

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remind remind's picture

Tom Vouloumanos wrote:
Texas Dave but your posts about Hamas is just another example of changing the subject.

Texas Dave, the subject is not how bad Hamas is.  Who cares. I don't like this party.  But that's irrelevant.  Hamas was elected by Palestinians of Gaza. Free people have the right to choose whatever government they want. It's their concern, not ours. Lots of countries elect really shitty governments.  I don't like it but its not by business.

There is only one story here, the rest is a decoy.

The only story is that Palestine - as recognized by the entire planet minus US/Israel/a few tiny south pacific islands namely the borders of 67 (Gaza-West Bank and East Jerusalem) - is under the occupation of a foreign power, Israel for 40 years

This is not a conflict between two equal peoples.  There is  master: Israel and there is a slave: Palestine. 

There is no middle ground to bring the parties together and all this nonsense.  Palestinians have in fact accepted to live on 22% of their historic land ('67 borders) whether they like it or not, whether its moral or not its what the planet minus US/Israel/a few tiny south pacific islands has accepted. It is International law.

It is not Palestine that occupies Israel.  Israelis are a free people with the power to decide their collective will. They have a state.  Palestinians don't because Israel occupies them. Palestinians are an enslaved people. Let them go free. There's no debate.   

Here's a simple formula 

(A) Israel occupies Palestine = Problem

(B) Solution = Free Palestine now

That's it.  Nothing else. Everything else is result of (A). Every other topic is merely a decoy to divert attention from this simple, illegal fact.

Another excellent point!

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Tom Vouloumanos

Texas Dave but your posts about Hamas is just another example of changing the subject.

Texas Dave, the subject is not how bad Hamas is.  Who cares. I don't like this party.  But that's irrelevant.  Hamas was elected by Palestinians of Gaza. Free people have the right to choose whatever government they want. It's their concern, not ours. Lots of countries elect really shitty governments.  I don't like it but its not my business.

There is only one story here, the rest is a decoy.

The only story is that Palestine - as recognized by the entire planet minus US/Israel/a few tiny south pacific islands namely the borders of 67 (Gaza-West Bank and East Jerusalem) - is under the occupation of a foreign power, Israel for 40 years

  This is not a conflict between two equal peoples.  There is  a master: Israel and there is a slave: Palestine. 

There is no middle ground to bring the parties together and all this nonsense.  Palestinians have in fact accepted to live on 22% of their historic land ('67 borders) whether they like it or not, whether its moral or not its what the planet minus US/Israel/a few tiny south pacific islands has accepted. It is International law.

It is not Palestine that occupies Israel.  Israelis are a free people with the power to decide their collective will. They have a state.  Palestinians don't because Israel occupies them. Palestinians are an enslaved people. Let them go free. There's no debate.   

Here's a simple formula 

(A) Israel occupies Palestine = Problem

(B) Solution = Free Palestine now

That's it.  Nothing else. Everything else is result of (A). Every other topic is merely a decoy to divert attention from this simple, illegal fact.

 

Texas Dave

Tom Vouloumanos wrote:

Texas Dave, the subject is not how bad Hamas is.  Who cares.

Well, I cares... both because I want peace for Israel and a government for Palestinians that respects their human rights.

Tom Vouloumanos wrote:

Hamas was elected by Palestinians of Gaza. Free people have the right to choose whatever government they want.

Agreed... but don't they have a responsibility to then accept the consequences of their freely-made electoral choices? Gaza's Arabs get to elect a government intent on launching rockets across an international border into their soverign neighbor... but then they are also allowed to complain when the neighboring government objects and takes actions to end the rocket fire?

Tom Vouloumanos wrote:

It's their concern, not ours. Lots of countries elect really shitty governments.  I don't like it but its not my business.

You don't really mean that. Progressives, to their credit, make it their "business" to care about the shitty governments people live under all over the world.

I am confident the Rabble.ca community will prove itself to be no less concerned about the shitty-ness of the government Gaza's Palestinians live under as they do the shitty-ness of every other government.

Tom Vouloumanos wrote:

The only story is that Palestine - as recognized by the entire planet minus US/Israel/a few tiny south pacific islands namely the borders of 67 (Gaza-West Bank and East Jerusalem) - is under the occupation of a foreign power, Israel for 40 year.

I'm confused; before you said the Arabs in Gaza were free to elect their own government, now you're saying they're occupied. Which is it? Is HAMAS the freely-elected democratic government of Gaza or not?

Also, in addition to the US, Israel, and a few tiny south pacific islands, you need to add HAMAS to the group of people who disagree with your assertion that the occupation of land for the past 40 years is "the story."

HAMAS says the "story" is Jews have been foreign occupiers since 1948--60 years.

I don't think they'd appreciate you putting them on the hook for accepting Israel's existence within it's pre-1967 boundaries.

Tom Vouloumanos wrote:

This is not a conflict between two equal peoples.  There is  a master: Israel and there is a slave: Palestine. 

So the so-called "threats" to Israel's existence or the well-being of it's citizens are entirely delusional? Palestinians have no "agency" and are utterly un-responsible for their actions personally or the actions of their freely elected government?

Tom Vouloumanos wrote:

Israelis are a free people with the power to decide their collective will. They have a state.

Exactly! And right now, with their state, the collective will of the Israeli people is to exercise their power and try to stop the government of their neighboring state from killing them.

Unionist

I am so proud, so ecstatic, of what these courageous women have done! What a powerful example to the Canadian people of the true meaning of solidarity. Like the Palestinian people, they became prisoners within the confines of an Israeli occupied space, and they stood tall, heads high, and showed their utter contempt for those usurpers who would speak in the name of the Jewish people. They proved that the might of Israel, and of its Canadian government support, is a myth - an illusion - just waiting to be punctured by some brave and self-sacrificing souls.

On behalf of the Jewish people, of their true traditions of progress and enlightenment, I thank you and hail you, Judy, and all your comrades!

Lord Palmerston

So when is Bernie Farber going to weigh in and say how they don't represent "mainstream Jews"?

laine lowe laine lowe's picture

It was a courageous and uplifting move. Brava Judy Rebick, Judith Deutsch, B.H. Yael, Smadar Carmon, and the other brave activists.

I was so hoping to hear it covered on the World at Six newscast on CBC Radio. No such luck. Shame on them. And to further insult, they focused on the funeral of an IOF soldier killed during the recent assault on Gaza. But to be fair, Israel has blocked the likes of Margaret Evans and every other international journalist from entering Gaza so I guess she can't attend any of the 100s of funerals going on there.

Whether one likes Hamas as a government or not is irrelevant as has been pointed out. It is the duly elected representative government of the Palestinians. So someone tell me how this assault on an occupied people can be presented as a war between two equal nations when so-called next steps to negotiate a ceasefire includes everyone but the Palestinian government in Gaza?

Lard Tunderin Jeezus Lard Tunderin Jeezus's picture

Well said, and worth repeating:

Unionist wrote:

I am so proud, so ecstatic, of what these courageous women have done! What a powerful example to the Canadian people of the true meaning of solidarity. Like the Palestinian people, they became prisoners within the confines of an Israeli occupied space, and they stood tall, heads high, and showed their utter contempt for those usurpers who would speak in the name of the Jewish people. They proved that the might of Israel, and of its Canadian government support, is a myth - an illusion - just waiting to be punctured by some brave and self-sacrificing souls.

On behalf of the Jewish people, of their true traditions of progress and enlightenment, I thank you and hail you, Judy, and all your comrades!

...not that I can speak on behalf of the Jewish people. 

On my own behalf, I'd like to thank Unionist for his clarification of the meaning of being a chosen people for me. It made me do a little research myself, and caused me to take the time to truly understand the concept. It strikes me that the world might be a better place if more people did develop an understanding of it - both Jews and fundamentalist Christians.

Israel is not the homeland of a blessed superior race, but rather in a covenant with God to act as a holy nation. And the Jewish people are intended to be an army of priests - not of death. Surely anyone wishing to honour a covenant with God cannot sanction the killing in Gaza.

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

As Michelle said, ignore the Megaphone.

Congratulations to these courageous woman. If only we all had just a bit of the spine and grace they have demonstrated. 

 

Unionist

Lard Tunderin' Jeezus wrote:

Israel is not the homeland of a blessed superior race, but rather in a covenant with God to act as a holy nation. And the Jewish people are intended to be an army of priests - not of death. Surely anyone wishing to honour a covenant with God cannot sanction the killing in Gaza.

That is very accurate, LTJ, and I must say very moving. Thank you.

lagatta

Michelle is right. Spokesthing is just trying to distract us from this wonderful light in the darkness of the Gaza slaughter.

I hope people will link media and blog stories. I'm especially interested in ones in French, if you find any. I haven't yet.

This is a story of righteousness and courage.

Eight women went forth, on a bleak winter's day...

Unionist

lagatta wrote:
I'm especially interested in ones in French, if you find any.

A little dated and derivative, but:

[url=[=red]Des">http://sisyphe.org/spip.php?breve1232][b]Des femmes juives occupent le Consulat israélien à Toronto[/url]

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Un groupe de femmes juives canadiennes occupent actuellement le Consulat israélien situé au 180, rue Bloor ouest à Toronto. Cette action vise à dénoncer les attaques incessantes d'Israël sur le peuple de Gaza.

Le groupe réalise cette occupation en solidarité avec les 1,5 millions de personnes à Gaza et pour s'assurer que la voix des juifs/juives qui s'insurgent contre les massacres à Gaza soit entendue. Il demande qu'Israël cesse ces attaques militaires et lève le siège de 18 mois sur la bande de Gaza, afin de permettre à l'aide humanitaire d'entrer dans le territoire.

Depuis le 17 décembre 2008, Israël mène une offensive militaire de grande envergure dans la bande de Gaza. Au moins 660 personnes sont mortes et 3000 ont été blessées lors des bombardements aériens et de l'invasion terrestre entamée le 3 janvier 2009. Israël a ignoré les appels internationaux pour un cessez-le-feu et refuse de permettre le transport de nourriture, de matériel médical et d'autres biens nécessaires à la vie dans la bande de Gaza.

Les manifestantes sont outrées de la plus récente attaque d'Israël contre le peuple palestinien et du refus du gouvernement canadien de condamner ces massacres. Elles sont profondément préoccupées par le fait que les canadienNEs n'entendent que les points de vue des groupes pro-Israël, présentées comme étant la seule voix des juifs/juives canadienNEs. Les manifestantes ont occupé le Consulat pour envoyer un message clair : de nombreux-euses juives/juifs canadienNEs ne supportent pas la violence d'Israël et ses politiques d'apartheid. Elles se joignent à toutes les personnes de conscience autour du monde qui demandent la fin de l'agression israélienne et la justice pour le peuple palestinien.

Le groupe inclut : Judy Rebick, professeure ; Judith Deutsch, psychanalyste et présidente de Science for Peace ; B.H. Yael, réalisatrice ; Smadar Carmon, militante israélo-canadienne pour la paix et d'autres femmes.

And, it looks as if the [url=https://listes.ffq.qc.ca/listinfo/rebelles-feministes]mailing list RebELLES[/url] may have some discussion - will check it out. On second thought, it appears to be a "liste non-mixte", so I'll leave it for others to look into.

 

Unionist

There are many international "Zionist" conspiracy sites on the internet. You will be much happier at one of those.

Lard Tunderin Jeezus Lard Tunderin Jeezus's picture

Sealed

Texas Dave

Truly, in the herstory of Mother Earth, there has never been an act as courageous, powerful, self-sacrificing, up-lifting, righteous and brave as the wonderful light brought into the world today by Judy and her comrades.

Some may dismiss this as a mere thread in an internet forum, but you and I can appreciate what a very special place this is--and how special we all are.

anarchore anarchore's picture

Good for those women.

Hey! Is this actually a Canadian forum, where one can criticize the Israel Lobby, and their pernicious control over polluticians, and not be denounced as an antisemite?

Can I point out Zionist media ownership/control?

Can I point out Zionist control over politicians, like the Lesley Hughs scandal?

Can I point out Israeli involvment in 9/11, 7/7 and their apparent preperations to do the same for Montreal?

How much truth is allowed?

 

Please visit my blog: [link removed by moderator] 

 

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

I am always impressed at how the apologists for cold blooded mass murder can maintain such an aura of lightheartedness and about them. But then I keep expecting eveyone has a conscience. I am mistaken so often. But with all the blood spilt you would think these vampires would have other things to do.

Frustrated Mess Frustrated Mess's picture

The drooling maniacs are showing up from all over the spectrum today. Bye, bye.

Unionist

I put "Zionist" in quotation marks because I have a long Jewish nose which can smell anti-semites a mile off. You are the flip side of the JDL and you can both feed off each other. Get lost, creep, along with your anti-semitic websites.

I apologize for fouling this beautiful thread, but crap has to be swept up before it spreads.

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"There are many international "Zionist" conspiracy sites on the internet. You will be much happier at one of those."

That's what I figured. Frown Mealy-mouthed "progressives" are the same everywhere? Anyone with the courage to even look at the 'conspiracy', for fear of a label? Crimestop(cf G Orwell is really doing it's job well).

Why did you put "Zionist" in quotation marks? You don't think Zionists are behind the Israel lobby control of Canada?

As for international conspiracy, we don't need to look any further than Canada to see what Zionist conspiracy is like run amok in your country.

Have you not seen the doc from mtl911truth.org showing the links VERINT has to Israel's Mossad?

 

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