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    Video : I remember January 29

    Email Trudeau, Stand against Islamophobia‼ https://www.january29.cahttps://www.29janvier.ca (En français)Join us in calling on the Canadian government to designate January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia. It’s easy to sign & only takes 10 seconds! Let our government know that you oppose Islamophobia and all forms of religious discrimination.#IRememberJanuary29. How can we forget?
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    Video : Israel's Shameful "Greenwashing"

    From perpetuating the myth that Israel "made the desert bloom" to the JNF's erasure of Palestinian history, Israel uses "environmental" policy to hide its human rights abuses.
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    Huge Accomplishments in 2018 – Thanks to YOU

    "Start by doing the necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible!" - Francis of Assisi Together with you – our supporters – we feel we’ve truly accomplished the “impossible” this past year. Please take a look below and celebrate with us our many successes of the past year! Of course, our accomplishments depend very much on your support. Could you consider a donation? A monthly donation, even if it's a small amount, makes a huge difference. You can donate on-line here, by calling 438-380-5410, or you can mail in this form. Thanks for your support - when you contribute to our work, you share in our many successes!
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    2018 – Look at what we've accomplished together

    "There's nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man," said Sean Connery once.  We can't help but think of Connery's quote when we look at 2018, facing so many challenges from Trump's policies and our disappointing Canadian government.  But regardless, we continue fighting hard for human rights, both in the Middle East, and the related issues here in Canada.  Please take a look below and celebrate with us our accomplishments since January!
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    CJPME: Ottawa Sends Contradictory Messages on Arms Control

    Montreal, December 17, 2018 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is encouraged to hear that the Trudeau government is looking for ways to stop exporting armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.  However, this news comes on the heels of last week’s passage of bill C-47, a highly flawed piece of legislation which purportedly has Canada accede to the international arms trade treaty (ATT.)  For almost two years, CJPME, Amnesty International, Oxfam, Project Ploughshares, the Rideau Institute, and other civil society organizations criticized bill C-47 as falling short of the letter and spirit of the ATT.  Yet when C-47 got Royal Consent last week, the concerns of civil society had been virtually ignored. 
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    StatCan Confirms Need for Jan 29 Campaign on Islamophobia

    Montreal, November 30th, 2018 — Yesterday, Statistics Canada (StatCan) released the police-reported hate crime statistics for 2017, revealing a 47% increase in hate crimes in Canada, especially those targeting Muslim, Jewish and Black populations. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is deeply concerned by the dramatic increase in hate crimes in Canada, which confirms the urgent need for the government to take concrete action against Islamophobia and other forms of religious discrimination. While StatCan recorded an increase in hate crimes across all categories of religion, StatCan notes that Muslims specifically experienced the highest increase in hate crimes, with the number more than doubling in 2017.  CJPME calls on the government to take immediate action to address this phenomenon by adopting January 29th as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia.
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    I Remember January 29th

    On Jan. 29, 2017, a lone gunman entered a mosque in Quebec City and opened fire on dozens of Muslim-Canadian worshipers.  By the time the shooting had ended, six had been tragically killed, and 19 more injured.   Join us in calling on the Canadian government to designate January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia. It’s easy to sign & only takes 10 seconds! Let our government know that you oppose Islamophobia and all forms of religious discrimination.
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    Support CUPW Against B’nai Brith’s Smear Campaign

    Earlier this week, B’nai Brith Canada launched a smear campaign against the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), accusing the union of both supporting terrorism and aligning itself with “the path of violence and extremism.” This accusation comes amidst a CUPW decision to engage in a joint project with the Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union (PSWU), which B’nai Brith is smearing as a “pro-terrorist” organization.  But let’s be honest, the CUPW is under attack simply for showing solidarity with Palestinians.  
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    Factsheet: Trump’s Destructive Approach on Israel-Palestine

    CJPME Factsheet, Published december 2018: This factsheet discusses the repercussions of Trump's decisions regarding Israel-Palestine and Canada's reaction to Trump's approach. 
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    Israeli Greenwashing

    CJPME Factsheet, published August, 2018. This factsheet discusses how the Israeli government uses "greenwashing" by pretending to be environmentally-friendly in order to deflect attention from its human rights abuses against Palestinians. 
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