Keep your promise Mr. Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a good statement condemning Israel's shooting of Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani, and the killing of over 100 Gaza protesters in May 2018, even calling for an independent investigation. He said: "Reported use of excessive force and live ammunition is inexcusable. It is imperative we establish the facts of what is happening in Gaza. Canada calls for an immediate independent investigation to thoroughly examine the facts on the ground — including any incitement, violence, and the excessive use of force."   Continue reading


Petition: Canadians Oppose Foreign Embassies in Jerusalem

Last year, 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.  This year, on May 8th, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer promised that if elected, a Canadian government under his leadership would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the Canadian embassy to Jerusalem. This is offensive, appalling, illegal, and wrong.     Continue reading


Peace in Palestine - The parliamentary petition

The "Peace in Palestine" campaign is an effort to get Canada's politicians to have an honest public discussion about Israel's illegal "settlements," and how Canada must respond.  A core component of the campaign is a Parliamentary ePetition, calling on the government to "demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories."   Continue reading