Oct 22 2008
I came across a protest against the Israeli “apartheid regime” and the BC liquor store’s sale of wines produced on the Golan heights in downtown Vancouver on the weekend. The protesters appeared to be the usual mix of starry-eyed but misinformed activists and fellow travelers for regimes and groups that oppose the West. Not all of the bystanders were on board with the small gathering’s message, to say the least. Hilarity ensued.
My video camera came out, used iMovie to put all the unruly shenanigans into an entertaining little four-minute doc, and presto-YouTube, we’ve got Harsh Words: Arguing the Israel-Palestine conflict on the streets of Canada.
One of the reasons I recorded this was to find out why some people get involved in these protests. Clearly, it ain’t just about Israel or Middle East politics. Watch for the older Palestinian dude from Bethlehem calling for the downfall of America. Enjoy.