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attacked for supporting Palestinian rights

Niki Ashton attaquée pour son soutien aux droits des Palestiniens


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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  • Kate Hayman
    signed 2017-05-19 13:47:50 -0400
  • Sid Shniad
    signed 2017-05-19 13:47:45 -0400
    Niki Ashton took a courageous stand in solidarity with the Palestinian cause. B’nai Brith, which gives unquestioning support to everything Israel does, viciously attacked her. All people of conscience, inside or outside the NDP, should stand with Niki against B’nai Brith’s slurs.
  • Stuart Cryer
    signed 2017-05-19 13:47:34 -0400
    I am a Canadian and a Jew and am supportive of justice and equal human rights for Palestinians. Incitement of fear and racism have no place in discussions seeking peace for Israel/Palestine. The B’nai Brith doesnot speakin my name.
  • Barbara Pulling
    signed 2017-05-19 13:47:21 -0400
  • Anne Streeter
    signed 2017-05-19 13:47:08 -0400
  • shakeel gaya
    signed 2017-05-19 13:46:53 -0400
    Well done.
  • Michel Beauchemin
    signed 2017-05-19 13:46:44 -0400
  • Deborah OConnor
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-19 13:46:44 -0400
    Sign the petition: Support NDP Leadership candidate attacked for supporting Palestinian rights
  • John Moore
    signed 2017-05-19 13:46:40 -0400
    Supporting the Palestinians is NOT antiSemitic.
  • Deborah OConnor
    signed 2017-05-19 13:46:24 -0400
  • Karim Boujrada
    signed 2017-05-19 13:46:11 -0400
    It takes a lot of courage to do the right thing. Thank you for siding with truth and justice in denouncing oppression and ethnic cleansing.
  • Marta Roncon
    signed 2017-05-19 13:46:10 -0400
    Marta RONCON
  • Jean Baillargeon
    signed via 2017-05-19 13:45:57 -0400
    Jean Baillargeon
  • Ashraf Ali Haidari
    signed 2017-05-19 13:45:38 -0400
    We stand with Me Niki Ashton for rights of Palestinians.
  • Felix Almeida
    signed 2017-05-19 13:45:34 -0400
    The rights of Palestinians and of Palestine are a matter of human conscience.

    We applaud Nicki Ashton for supporting them despite Zionist oppression and consistent disinformation.

    Felix Almeida
  • Elaine Niddery
    signed 2017-05-19 13:45:30 -0400
    B’nai Brith is a political organization with Canadian charitable status which must be rescinded. It is essentially an arm of the apartheid, zionist government of Israel, and as such, undertakes many efforts to destabilize Canadian citizens and political members to speak freely about their concerns for Palestinian rights, both Muslim and Christian.
  • Denise M. Blais
    signed 2017-05-19 13:45:17 -0400
  • Greg Starr
    signed 2017-05-19 13:45:16 -0400
  • Robert Blais
    signed 2017-05-19 13:45:08 -0400
    Bravo madame Ashton de défendre les droits des Palestiniens qui sont brimés depuis des décennies.
  • Allan Crawshaw
    signed 2017-05-19 13:44:47 -0400
    If Niki was in Israel she would be beaten, thrown in prison & perhaps even murdered for her support for Palestinians. This is Canada and I support Ashton and the Palestinians people for their right to their own homeland. Keep the good work up Niki you have my 100% support…
  • Una Bloom
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-19 13:44:34 -0400
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  • Judyth Mermelstein
    signed 2017-05-19 13:44:31 -0400
  • Parween Irani
    signed 2017-05-19 13:44:25 -0400
  • Mark Klein
    signed 2017-05-19 13:44:19 -0400
    Niki’s standing up for Palestine has my support. I am a Jewish-Canadian and I vote.
  • Anne Miles
    signed 2017-05-19 13:44:15 -0400
    I’m glad Niki Ashton has the courage to stand up for this cause (unlike others in the N.D.P.).
  • Mohamed Khaki
    signed 2017-05-19 13:43:59 -0400
  • Shannon Fuhr-McGrath
    signed 2017-05-19 13:43:54 -0400
  • Ineke Medcalf
    signed 2017-05-19 13:43:36 -0400
    Ineke Medcalf

    I have been in the West Bank and witnessed what the current Israeli policies does to dispossess Palestinians of their land, livelihoods, and strip them of their dignity. There is only one state and one army in Israel/Palestine, only one has the power to change what is going on. The Palestinians have no power, no army to protect them. There are many Jews in Israel and also here in Canada who oppose the occupation. The Canadian policy on Israel/Palestine states that the settlements are illegal and also the unilateral confiscation of East Jerusalem. We need to call on Israel to obey International Law and UN Resolutions. This is not anti-Semitic; it is being pro justice, pro human rights, pro International Law and anti the apartheid policies of the current Israeli government. The Palestinians want the same rights and freedoms as their Israeli neighbours. I applaud Niki for the stand she has taken. Thank you.
  • Mounir Zaccak
    signed 2017-05-19 13:43:34 -0400
  • Amzad Amiri
    signed 2017-05-19 13:43:28 -0400