Last December, with a 87-26 majority, the UN General Assembly voted to ask the International Court of Justice to rule on the legality of Israel’s occupation and ongoing human rights violations against the Palestinians. Despite thousands of Canadians emailing their support for the resolution, the Trudeau government went ahead and opposed it! But even worse, not long ago, Canada sent a letter to the ICJ pressuring it to decline the case. If you’re like us, you’re tired of Canada’s shameless attempts to protect Israel from the consequences of its brutal and illegal actions against Palestinians! Continue reading
Recently, the Quebec government announced that it was opening an office in Tel Aviv to strengthen ties with Israel. Shockingly, this decision gives a major gift to Israel’s far-right government at the same time it is violently repressing Palestinians, deepening its Apartheid regime, and illegally annexing the occupied West Bank! Continue reading
CJPME recently released a report titled, “Legitimizing Hate,” which documented politicians who had advertised on a racist website called “TheJ.ca.” Many articles on this website express racist attitudes toward Black, Indigenous, Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim people. Federal politicians who have advertised on this website include the Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Pierre Poilievre, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Melissa Lantsman, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Oliphant. CJPME has demanded that politicians publicly distance themselves from this racist Website, but none of them have yet done so.
Last month, CJPME released a report titled, “Legitimizing Hate,” which documented politicians who had advertised on a racist website called “TheJ.ca.” Many articles in this website express racist attitudes toward Black, Indigenous, Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim people. Manitoba politicians who have advertised on this website include Manitoba’s Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage Obby Khan, Winnipeg Deputy Mayor Markus Chambers, and Winnipeg City Councillor Sherri Rollins. CJPME has demanded that politicians publicly distance themselves from this racist Website, but none of them have yet done so.
Last month, CJPME released a report titled, “Legitimizing Hate,” which documented Canadian politicians who had advertised on a racist website called “TheJ.ca.” Many articles in this website express racist attitudes toward Black, Indigenous, Palestinian, Arab, and Muslim people. Canadian politicians who have advertised on this website include Ontario Premier Doug Ford and several members of his Cabinet. The CJPME report demands that politicians publicly distance themselves from this racist Website, but none of them have yet done so.
Words cannot describe the shock and horror from videos of Israeli soldiers beating worshippers - including women - in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound before dawn on Wednesday. Israeli soldiers beat Palestinians with batons and rifle butts aggressively and repeatedly at the Qibli Mosque on the grounds of Al Aqsa. Details are still emerging, but dozens of Palestinian Ramadan worshippers were injured when the police raided the mosque. Women can be heard crying out in pain and fear. We demand a clear condemnation from Canada! The Trudeau government's passive stance toward Israel's government must end. Canada must end its complicity now!
This summer, presidents and other high-placed university representatives from over 15 Canadian universities went on a trip to Israel intended to deepen ties between Canadian and Israeli universities. Sadly, these university leaders ignored both the international movement for an academic boycott of Israel, and the fact that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have asserted that Israel practices apartheid against Palestinians. CJPME and its student and faculty allies believe that a trip – sponsored by the pro-Israel lobby group CIJA – to expand academic ties with an apartheid country is both unwise and unethical!
The Guelph CSA bylaws commit the organization to building a student community "free from all forms of oppression." Nevertheless, the CSA is poised to accredit a group called, "Guelph Students Supporting Israel." This is highly problematic, as Amnesty International says that Israel practices apartheid against Palestinians. Members of the Guelph Palestinian Students Association (GPSA) and their families have been directly impacted by Israel's apartheid system, and believe that if the CSA accredits a campus organization committed to "supporting Israel," it enables new forms of oppression on campus.
Israel has just ushered in the most far-right government in its history. This new government and its extremist figures pose a real and immediate threat to the safety and security of Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line. And yet, we were outraged to see the Canadian government congratulate Israel’s new far-right regime, without any mention of its extremism or its alarming plans to illegally annex the occupied West Bank. Continue reading
In the next few days, the UN will be voting on an important resolution to refer Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). This could be a major step forward for holding Israel accountable, but Canada is planning to vote against it! If passed, the ICJ will be asked to provide a legal opinion on whether Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian territory is now illegal, given that Israel seems intent on holding onto Palestinian land forever. Although Canada has opposed this resolution in the past, it has an opportunity to change its mind and support this resolution in an upcoming UN General Assembly plenary vote. Fill out the fields below to send an email to the Prime Minister, Canada’s UN Ambassador, key Ministers and diplomats, and your local MP. Tell Canada to stand up for international law by supporting the UN vote for an ICJ opinion on Israel’s occupation.