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Monday Protest in Seattle

October 17, 2010

What: Protest for Justice & Peace in Palestine

When: 6 PM, Monday, October18, 2010
Where: Benaroya Hall, 3rd & University in downtown Seattle

Please join members of Greater Seattle Veterans for Peace and Voices of Palestine at Benaroya Hall on October 18 from 6 PM until 7:15 PM as we protest the violation of the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the Palestinian campaign for “broad boycotts … against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era.”

That evening Benaroya Hall will host the Israeli government-sponsored Beta Dance Troupe. The group’s visit to Seattle is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest.
The Beta Dance Troupe hails from Haifa, which was ethnically cleansed in 1948. As noted at PalestineRemembered.com: “Out of the 61,000 Palestinian Arabs who used to call Haifa home, only 3,566 Palestinians were allowed to stay. The remaining population were in constant fear on their lives and properties
The Beta Dance Troupe’s appearance in Seattle is consistent with the “Brand Israel” campaign, a cynical attempt to rehabilitate Israel’s public image in the aftermath of it’s repeated high-profile war crimes and other ongoing human rights violations. We will protest in honor of the Palestinian boycott campaigns and to do our part to thwart the re-packaging of apartheid Israel.
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