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The Whitechapel Idea Store
321, Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU, London, London
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When: Wednesday February 27th, 2013, 7pm – 8.30pm

Where: The Whitechapel Idea Store, 321, Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU



Organised by Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JfJfP)


Speakers: David Heap and Glyn Secker.


Glyn Secker was the Captain of the Jewish Boat to Gaza, the Irene, in 2010. He and the other crew of the Irene were in international waters, approaching Gaza, when they were captured by the Israeli Navy. Assassination attempts were made on two members of the crew, all were arrested and, after being held in an Israeli prison, Glyn was deported back to Britain. Glyn is a member of the JfJfP Executive.David Heap: Father of two and associate professor (French and Linguistics) at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, 


David Heap participated in the 2009-2010 Gaza Freedom March. A Steering Committee member with the Canadian Boat to Gaza since the campaign began in 2010, he was on board the Tahrir when it was stopped by Greek authorities in July 2011, and again in November 2011 when captured by the Israeli navy. Deported to Canada after six days in Israeli prison, he also joined the Estelle for part of its voyage in September 2012, representing the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, and he visited Gaza in October 2012 with a group of linguist colleagues (including Chomsky). He has been speaking about both previous Freedom Flotilla voyages, and the current Gaza Ark campaign to challenge the blockade from the inside out.