U R G E N T: APPEALTONIGHT, Tel-Aviv re Jaggi Singh refused entry
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Yesterday we got a message from Huwaida Arraf about a Canadian writer and social justice activist Jaggi
Singh refused entry into Israel (see below).
Today the case is appealed in the Tel-Aviv District Court [corner Weitzman/Shaul Hamelech] which will
hear it THIS EVENING at 8.30 pm.
The judge is Uzi Fogelman, and it will be on the 4th floor)
SORRY FOR INFORMING YOU ONLY NOW
But, please - who reads this in time, and can make it - come.
And if that is impossible -for reasons of time or place - you can write what you think about it to the
Canadian Embassy in Israel <taviv at dfait-maeci.gc.ca> and/or to the Israeli Embassy in your
environment. Look at: http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/go.asp?MFAH010m0 for the E-mail Addresses of Israeli
Embassies and Consulates Abroad provided on the Israeli government site.
For more details: Adv. Shammai Leibovitz 064-414505
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From: Huwaida Arraf <huwaidaa at yahoo.com>
Date sent: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 04:55:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: [palsolidarity] Action Alert - Canadian Jaggi Singh refused entry into Israel, bei
ng held in detention
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Friends, please do write and call regarding this case below for although the embassies take the lin
"Israel is a sovereign country that has a right to deny entry to whomever it wants", Israel has a r
doing this to innocent people and especially writers and human rights workers. If our respective
countries continue to maintain that they are unable to do anything to help their citizens travel to
then we must demand that diplomatic relations between our countries and Israel must suffer. Our
governments need to be pressured to threaten Israel withdenial ofentry to our countries ofIsrael
citizens! And in the case of governments thathand over a large amountof its citizens' tax dollar
Israel, we must demand a stop to this.Think about raising some of the above points as you
write/callconcerning Canadian citizen, Jaggi, currently beingheld / denied entry. Information be
Please do not let this <
JAGGI SINGH REFUSED ENTRY INTO ISRAEL
Montreal. December 14, 2002 -- Jaggi Singh, a Montreal-based writer and social justice activist, ha
been denied entry into Tel Aviv. He flew out of Montreal last night and arrived in Tel Aviv today a
around 6:30 PM local time (11:30 AM EST).
He was stopped at customs and questioned for several hours before being refused by
Israeli officials. Jaggi is refusing to leave Tel Aviv voluntarily. He was able to
contact the Canadian consulate, who then informed his contact-people in Montreal
that Israeli authorities had refused him entry for "security reasons." Jaggi is now in
detention, and lawyers in Tel Aviv have been contacted on his behalf.
Jaggi was travelling to the occupied territories to write about the realities of the
Israeli occupation of Palestine. Jaggi is well known in Canada and abroad for
speaking out against injustice in the many forms it takes.
You can pressure the Canadian embassy in Tel Aviv
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