Israeli ships not welcome in Vancouver

August 24th, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine
    statement Boycott Israeli Apartheid Coalition, Tuesday, August 24 2010


    Photo Palestinians flag on fishing boats in the Gaza Strip.

Vancouver – Locally-based activists, called out by the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Coalition (BIAC), are mounting a picket line at the Port of Vancouver’s Delta Port facility at Roberts Bank, south of Vancouver, as part of a mounting international campaign to put pressure on the government of Israel.

The Israeli ship Djibouti, owned by Zim, one of the ten largest shipping companies in the world, is scheduled to land at Delta Port at 7:00 a.m. this morning.

“The behaviour of the Israeli government has been going from bad to worse,” explained BIAC spokesperson Gordon Murray. “We are going to be out there today to tell Zim and other Israeli companies that their business won’t be allowed to continue normally as long as Israel’s blockade on Gaza continues,” he said.

“Israel has been behaving as a rogue government,” said Mike Krebs, the other BIAC spokesperson for the demonstration. “People from Vancouver are coming out to emulate actions that have already been taken in South Africa, Scandinavia, India and Oakland, California, where Israeli ships have been prevented from unloading their cargo in a normal manner.”

“Israel has been violating international law and acting with impunity for far too long,” Murray said. “It’s obvious to us that they won’t change their behaviour unless their forced to,” he concluded.


Canadian BDS: A mari usque ad mare!

Comment by Thomas — August 24th, 2010 @ 10:36 PM

Canada a deeply pro-Israeli country is up to its dirty neck in complicity of the outrageous and internationally illegal behavior of its bete noir. How can its citizens stand to see its hands as stained as Israel’s in the blood of Turkish humanitarians on the high seas, Such a vile act whose only comparison is with the pirates that scour the Ivory Coast seas to board, steel and abduct passengers for random with one big difference, they don’t murder their bounty?

Canada need your voice for its responsible, admired and compassionate citizens. Much more needs to be done to Israel to force it to act within International restraints and the norms of a civilized society.

It is glaringly obvious that America’s Congress bought and paid for by Israel and Zionist lobby groups are prepared to override their President and do nothing more than stumble over each other in their eagerness to prostrate themselves in front of Israel to demonstrate that their love and care for this repugnant, rouge nation supersedes the love and care that even the Israeli’s have for each other.

Congratulation to each and every one of you your moral behavior will not go unnoticed.
Fayez C Lababedi

Comment by Favez Lababedi — August 26th, 2010 @ 2:28 AM

I dislike the Harper government very much and especially the pro Israeli stand. It is outrgaeous. I support peace in the Middle East, an end to the blockade of Gaza and the end to the occupation.

Comment by melinda huntley — August 26th, 2010 @ 9:23 PM

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