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Vancouver comics festival bans Jewish artist over IDF service

The Vancouver Comics Arts Festival (VanCAF) has permanently banned Jewish comics artist Miriam Libicki from appearing at the event due to her service in the Israel Defense Forces.The Canadian Jewish News reported on May 29 that the festival’s directors said they were banning Libicki due to her “prior role in the Israeli military and their [sic] subsequent collection of works which recounts their personal position in said military and the illegal occupation of Palestine.”

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