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posted by adriane in on Mar 4, 2012 - View profile

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Israeli Apartheid Week 2012

Monday March 5 2012
- 9:00pm
Wednesday March 14 2012


Monday, March 5

FILM SCREENING: "Israel vs Israel"

KTS Hall
University of King's College, New Academic Building, 2nd Floor 

The screening will be followed by discussion facilitated by Zalman Amit.
Zalman is a retired professor [Distinguished Professor Emeritus (behavioural neuroscience)at Concordia University in Montreal] living near Lunenburg. He was born in Palestine and grew up as a young member of the socialist Zionist vanguard  in a newly created Israel.  He is the author of over 300 articles and four books, most recently co-authored with Daphna Levit, "Israeli Rejectionism: A Hidden Agenda in the Middle East Peace Process" (2011). He is also an accomplished fine artist (wood turning/sculpture).  

Israel vs Israel

One grandmother, one rabbi, one anarchist and one ex-soldier – four Israelis trying to put an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories. The documentary Israel vs Israel is a film about Jewish peace activists who in both words and actions take a stand again 40 years of occupation and illegal settlements. This is a film about the desperate struggle to somehow change the current situation and improve life for the Palestinians. In return, these activists face scepticism and hatred from fellow Israeli countrymen. Israel vs Israel reveals both sensitive family discussion as well as secret testimonies from former combat soldiers. These Israelis are often portrayed as naïve, unreliable and dangerous for the Jewish state. They are often ridiculed and demonised for their honest commitment. The fight for peace divides Israel in Terje Carlssons new documentary.

Trailer: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/israel-vs-israel

Presented by NSPIRG Films On Critical Issues (FOCI) / Cinema Politica


Wednesday, March 7



KTS Hall
University of King's College, New Academic Building, 2nd Floor

Brazilian political cartoonist Carlos Latuff will be joining us over Skype to discuss his work and focus on Palestine.


Friday, March 9

PINKWASHED: Deconstructing Pink Imperialism

Dalhousie Student Union Building, Council Chambers (2nd floor)
6136 University Avenue

Facilitated by Evan Coole, this workshop is intended to facilitate the participants’ ability to critically analyze PR and advertisements, corporate positions, and foreign policy statements that pertain to queer people. The workshop will differentiate international queer solidarity from pink imperialism. Emphasis will be on feminist/anti-imperialist understandings of queer politics and how to avoid positioning heterosexual Muslims and other heterosexual men of colour as a collective enemy of queers. Various examples and case studies will be presented, with a specific focus on Occupied Palestine.

Evan Coole is a radical educator with a background in campus and community organizing. His past work has largely revolved around economic justice, international solidarity and challenging racism & classism within queer organizations. For passion & money he works developing queer & trans programming for the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton. He's also heading up a community organizing drive of tenants in downtown Sydney but that one's just for passion. He is originally from Glace Bay, a former coal mining town and comes from a long line of mine union activists and commies on his mother's side.
After the workshop, we invite you to continue informal discussion, location TBA. Please spread the word, and invite folks you think may be interested!
We have up to 30 spots available, so please RSVP as soon as possible, by going to the Google Doc posted below! Once you RSVP, you will be sent more information, as well as a series of readings to enhance the workshop:
This workshop is being organized by Halifax Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. For more information, e-mail quaiahalifax@gmail.com.
Saturday, March 10
6015 Lady Hammond Rd
Join us for a celebration of Palestinian people and culture!

Tickets are 20 dollars per person for a delicious three course meal buffet.

Here is the menu:

Baba-ganouj (Eggplant dip)
Fatoush and tabbouleh

Main Course:
Meat options:
Makluba (a famous Palestinian chicken and rice dish also known as topsy-turvy, this will also be served with salad on the side [separately])
Kufta wa tehnia served with rice [ground beef [meatball shaped] cooked in tehnia sauce]
Vegetarian options:
Stuffed Grape Leaves [served with yogurt -- all on the side for people who don't eat dairy]
Mixed vegetables with rice
Mulukhiya "Mallow" and rice


The food will be delicious and served around 6pm. There will be great performances; poetry and spoken word, a oud performance and a small embroidery workshop. [will keep you updated!]

Please reserve your tickets ASAP, it is limited registration and tickets are already selling! Remember it's 20 dollars and everyone is welcome to come! We will update you with how to pay for the tickets asap, for now we need your first and last name and your contact information.

Register by emailing nfawwad@gmail.com


Tuesday, March 13

CANADA PARK: A Personal Story

Location TBA

Halifax resident Dr. Ismail Zayid tells his personal story related to the IDF razing in 1967 of the Palestinians villages of Beit Nuba, Yalo and Imwas and the subsequent creation of Canada Park on these and other lands mostly from funding from the Jewish National Fund - Canada.  His presentation will include a CBC Fifth Estate report (30 minutes) on this war crime.

Presented by Canadian, Arabs and Jews for a Just Peace 


Wednesday, March 14
FILM SCREENING: "Aisheen: Still Alive in Gaza"


Dalhousie Student Union Building, room 302
6136 University Ave

Shot a few weeks after the end of Israel’s January 2009 offensive, this sensitively crafted doc captures the human suffering and devastation wrought on Gaza’s Palestinian residents as they struggle daily to survive. “Where is the ghost town?” asks the little boy to the theme park attendant. “It's there, right there. But it has been bombed. Do you want to see it?” With these words, Aisheen begins. The film is a compelling, impressionistic journey through a devastated Gaza after the war. And the ghost town? Gaza is the ghost town. Clowns trying to make children forget the bombing with balloons and make-up; a beached whale “as big as a building” picked clean in a matter of hours by hungry residents; a scrawny stuffed lion hanging limply in a zoo cage—these surreal scenes convey the absurdity of a nation living on the brink, seemingly forever.




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