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    Video: Real Democracies don't Shoot Protesters

    Frustrated? Support Trudeau’s call for an independent investigation:http://cjpme.org/keep_your_promiseOr join the international boycott of Israel and sign up for free “Boycott Israel” sticky notes: http://cjpme.org/go_bds
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    Video: Mr. Trudeau, please keep your promise on Gaza!

    Email Trudeau, show your support for Gaza‼ http://www.cjpme.org/keep_your_promiseEn français : http://fr-cjpme.nationbuilder.com/keep_… PM Trudeau has called for an independent investigation into Israel’s violence in Gaza. The pro-Israel lobby wants him to retract his statement, so we need to show that Canadians across the country support his statement in support of Palestinian human rights!It’s super easy and only takes 10 seconds! Let our government know that you oppose Israel’s killings of civilians in Gaza! http://www.cjpme.org/keep_your_promise
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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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    Trump Position on Palestinian Refugees Is Dead Wrong

    Montreal, September 2, 2018 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) opposes US President Donald Trump’s decision to cease all funding to the UN aid agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).  The Trump administration declared Friday that it was cutting all funding to UNRWA, calling the organization an “irredeemably flawed operation,” and seeking to reduce the number of Palestinians recognized as “refugees” under the UN system.  Nevertheless, CJPME points out that it is the UN which defines which individuals are considered refugees, and that UNRWA adheres to international norms in defining the population of Palestinian refugees that it serves.  “This is a sad ploy by Trump to further disempower Palestinians, to the political advantage of the US’ ally Israel,” declared Thomas Woodley, president of CJPME.
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    CJPME: Saudi Crackdown on Student’s Family Betrays Canadian Values

    Montreal, August 29, 2018 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) opposes Saudi Arabia’s repressive actions against human rights defenders, most recently demonstrated through the arrests of Saudi activist Omar Abdulaziz’s family and friends. CJPME points out that Saudi Arabia’s authoritarian actions betray Canadian democratic values, and calls the Canadian government to condemn these most recent Saudi violations of basic human rights.
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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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    Email your thanks and support to the Argentine National Football Team

    In June 2018, the Argentine National Soccer team cancelled a soccer match in Jerusalem with Israel, given Israel's killing of 122 protesters in Gaza. The decision was led by soccer superstar Lionel Messi, with the support of his teammates and the Argentine Football Association. 
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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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    Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman

    CJPME Factsheet, published June, 2018: Muhammad bin Salman - known as MbS - became the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia after rising to power in 2017. This factsheet explores how domestic and regional politics have changed under his rule, while highlighting the Canadian response to MbS. 
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