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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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    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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    2017: Championing human rights in Canada

    Unless we look back once in a while, we forget how far we’ve come. This is the way we feel as we consider our huge strides forward in 2017. Please review our 2017 activities below, and celebrate our many accomplishments with us!  
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    CJPME: Trudeau Smear on BDS Totally Inappropriate

    Montreal, November 8th, 2018 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is surprised and disappointed by Prime Minister Trudeau’s smear on Canadians who support the peaceful boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel – known as BDS. Yesterday, PM Trudeau stood up in the House of Commons to apologize for Canada’s rejection of the hundreds of Jewish refugees in the MS St. Louis who were turned away by Canada in 1939, many of whom would be subsequently killed in the Holocaust. While delivering this long overdue apology, Trudeau shifted the conversation to condemn Canadians who support BDS and legitimate criticism of Israel. CJPME rejects Trudeau’s suggestion that of criticism of Israel is in any way related to the despicable anti-Semitism experienced by Jews in Canada.
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    CJPME: Canada must Amend Free Trade Agreement with Israel

    Montreal, November 2, 2018  — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) calls on the Canadian government to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Bill C-85). This Bill, introduced in the House of Commons early last week, seeks to modernize the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA). Canadians expect their government to implement trade deals that are in line with Canadian foreign policy and commitments to human rights and international law. CJPME believes that Bill C-85 does not conform to these expectations, and must be amended to do so.
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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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    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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    Saudi Arabia & Iran: A Regional Rivalry

    CJPME Factsheet, published June, 2018: This factsheet traces the development of the modern rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, while highlighting Saudi Arabia and Iran's geopolitical objectives. This factsheet also sheds light on the characteristics of the Saudi-Iranian "Cold War" in discussing the many proxy conflicts carried out between the two states. Finally, the factsheet discusses whether or not Canada has taken sides in the rivalry. 
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