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attacked for supporting Palestinian rights

Niki Ashton attaquée pour son soutien aux droits des Palestiniens

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Yesterday, B’nai Brith viciously attacked NDP Leadership candidate Niki Ashton for speaking at a rally for Palestinian human rights in Montreal this past weekend.

Niki Ashton has stood up for Palestinian human rights; now it’s our turn to stand up for her.

To Ms. Niki Ashton:

WHEREAS you have openly supported Palestinian human rights throughout your career,

WHEREAS you have been a long-time champion for social, economic, and environmental justice throughout the world,

WHEREAS B’nai Brith and others have sought to attack and discredit you for your courageous stances,

THEREFORE, we, the undersigned petition you to continue your courageous work, and to find renewed strength to continue your fight for justice in Canada and abroad:

Hier, B’nai Brith a vicieusement attaqué la candidate à la direction du NPD, Niki Ashton, pour avoir pris la parole lors d’un rassemblement pour les droits des Palestiniens à Montréal la fin de semaine dernière

Niki Ashton a défendu les droits des Palestiniens, maintenant c’est à notre tour de la défendre.

À Mme Niki Ashton :

CONSIDÉRANT QUE vous avez ouvertement défendu les droits des Palestiniens durant votre carrière,

CONSIDÉRANT QUE vous avez longtemps soutenu la justice sociale, économique et environnementale à travers le monde

CONSIDÉRANT QUE B’nai Brith et d’autres ont essayé de vous attaquer et de vous discréditer pour vos prises de position courageuses,

PAR CONSÉQUENT, nous, les soussignés vous demandons donc de poursuivre votre travail courageux, et de renouveler vos forces pour continuer votre combat pour la justice au Canada et à l’étranger:

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Below is Ms. Ashton's Facebook post on Palestinian human rights /
Vous trouverez ci-dessous la publication Facebook de Mme Ashton sur les droits des Palestiniens.

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  • Mustafa Sawalha
    signed 2017-06-13 04:31:10 -0400
    I support Ashton for standing up for her

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  • Tayyaba Ahmed
    signed 2017-06-11 12:36:29 -0400
  • Suzy Richter
    signed 2017-06-10 09:41:42 -0400
    In these divisive days, when so many are pitted against one another, I admire Niki Ashton for standing up for basic human rights and dignity for all.
  • Habeeb Sheikh
    signed via 2017-06-09 23:42:58 -0400
  • Ahmad Fakhoury
    signed 2017-06-09 13:03:59 -0400
  • Tony Mitra
    signed 2017-06-07 21:37:48 -0400
    Our right to free speech and freedom of expression has been hijacked when it comes to a few issues, and Israel-Palestine conflict looms large on this, where Canada’s position has become ridiculously one sided in favour of Israel. I fully support Niki for speaking up for Palestine.
  • Yasin Isse
    signed via 2017-06-07 06:48:29 -0400
  • Fawaz Afana
    signed 2017-06-06 14:53:04 -0400
  • Jose Blanco-Benavides
    signed 2017-06-04 20:05:41 -0400
  • Nick Marchese
    signed 2017-06-03 09:00:26 -0400
  • sahar abou
    signed 2017-06-01 13:41:31 -0400
  • Erma Rogers
    signed 2017-05-31 20:11:20 -0400
    As a true NDP supporter, I am in solidarity with Niki Ashton and wholeheartedly appreciate her bravery! Many Canadians are aware of the dire situation in Israel and stand with our Palestinian brothers and sisters as proven by the EKOS poll and the over 90% vote for a BDS motion by the Green Party (I joined the party partly for this reason) – the NDP needs to win their base and this will be the way! This attack by B’nai Brith is just another smear campaign to deflect from Israel’s atrocities. We need more people like Niki to speak for Canadians and NOT the lobby groups! Times have changed and no longer are we blinded by propaganda and the blatant disregard for human rights continuing for nearly 70 years in Israel! Thank you Niki!
  • Brian Domney
    signed 2017-05-31 11:55:55 -0400
    I commend you. Continue to speak truth to power.
  • Susan Stout
    signed 2017-05-31 02:04:48 -0400
    Thank you for supporting the Palestinians and speaking truth to power!
  • Zeinab Merai
    signed 2017-05-30 17:45:43 -0400
    Stand by the oppressed and the Merciful Lord shall stand by you
  • Karin Brothers
    signed 2017-05-30 16:49:33 -0400
    Shame on those who defend the oppression and terrorist crimes being committed against Palestinians. The tide is turning; Canadians are “getting it”.
  • Brian Varney
    signed 2017-05-29 17:40:13 -0400
  • Ian Weniger
    signed 2017-05-29 11:06:55 -0400
    Stay frosty, comrade. The right side of history has your back.
  • Enas Awad
    signed 2017-05-29 09:54:03 -0400
  • Joshua Christopher
    signed 2017-05-29 03:12:25 -0400
  • Zafar Rashid
    signed 2017-05-29 00:59:20 -0400
    Thank you for doing the right thing.
  • Suzanne Andre
    signed 2017-05-29 00:02:09 -0400
    It’s time that Bnai Brith began considering the lack of Human Rights being accorded Palestinians. Arabs have been living in Palestine since the 700’s AD. and whether Muslims or Christians are being marginalized and ethnically cleansed from their ancestral lands by Zionists. Before Zionism Muslims, Jews and Christians lived peacefully in Palestine. Then came the zionist terrorists.
  • Hassane Benkhadra
    signed 2017-05-28 15:32:28 -0400
  • donal kelly
    signed via 2017-05-28 15:32:26 -0400
  • Fawzi Salama
    signed 2017-05-28 15:28:10 -0400
  • Michael Brett
    signed 2017-05-28 15:18:38 -0400
    Palestinians have just as much a right to statehood, if not more, than the Jews.
  • Victor Bartel
    signed 2017-05-28 14:05:06 -0400
    I am so dissapointed that by supporting Palestinians B’nai Brith automatically attacks you as anti Semitic. She spoke out against the atrocities the Israeli government is committing against innocent children, youth and the elderly. Israel as a nation has a lot to answer for!
  • Ali Afaneh
    signed 2017-05-27 19:53:09 -0400
  • Poyan Nahrvar
    signed 2017-05-27 17:27:33 -0400
  • chantal touzel
    signed 2017-05-27 10:06:08 -0400