About 20 people (half the number of last year due to bad weather) in total took part in the protest in the rain at the Jewish National Fund’s annual Negev dinner at the Hamilton Convention Centre yesterday. We certainly made our presence known to the fat-cat funders of the apartheid JNF with calls of “ shame!” and “JNF, you can’t hide –we charge you with apartheid!” among other chants.
A number of passersby also took leaflets. The leaflets called for the revocation of the JNF’s charitable status in Canada.
The event was sponsored by Independent Jewish Voices, the Palestinian Association of Hamilton, and the Hamilton Coalition to Stop The War.
A notice also appeared on page 3 of the Spec the previous day:
NEGEV DINNER PROTEST
The Palestinian Association of Hamilton says it will picket the Jewish
National Fund’s annual fundraising Negev dinner Sunday at the Hamilton
Convention Centre. The association said in a press release that it will also
ask the government to revoke the Jewish National Fund’s charity status over
Israel’s housing policies, which it says moves Palestinians out of their
(Hamilton Spectator, Saturday, June 7, 2014, page 3)