To be sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the leaders of all other Canadian political parties:
Earlier this week, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer promised that if elected, a Canadian government under his leadership would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. This is offensive, appalling, illegal, and wrong.
In December, US President Donald Trump announced he was moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, breaking decades of diplomatic neutrality regarding competing Israeli and Palestinian claims to the city. We as Canadians need to express our strongest opposition.
To the Government of Canada:
WHEREAS Trump's decision ignores all previous UN resolutions and international consensus on Jerusalem,
WHEREAS Trump's decision contradicts international law which outlaws the seizure of territory by force,
WHEREAS Trump's decision undermines all Middle East peace efforts, which call for a negotiated settlement on the status of Jerusalem,
THEREFORE, we, the undersigned petition you to publicly and diplomatically oppose all foreign embassies in Jerusalem!: