Palestinian refugees are at a humanitarian crossroads, and the Trudeau government needs to take a stand. While the government restarted support for Palestinian refugees in 2016, it continues to vote AGAINST Palestinian refugees at the UN, and is always “hush hush” about its aid! What’s worse, the UN aid agency for refugees (UNRWA) announced last week that it is no longer able to pay its employees. It’s time for the Trudeau government to stand up and be counted: To vote for the two UN resolutions supporting UNRWA, To commit proudly to its support for UNRWA, and To announce new emergency funding for UNRWA Click here to tell Prime-Minister Trudeau and your MP to stand up for Palestinian Refugees!
This time last year, Canada voted “Yes” on a UN resolution to support Palestinian self-determination. It is very important that we keep this “win,” and that Canada repeat this vote again this year. Join CJPME and the Coalition of Canadian Palestinian organizations in calling on Canada to vote in support of Palestinian self-determination, as well as more than a dozen other resolutions on Palestinian human rights. Continue reading
Children growing up in the Occupied Palestinian Territories live under a military occupation. Their day-to-day reality includes home and school demolitions, water rationing, the loss of family land, checkpoints and military gates, night raids, detentions and imprisonment. It’s time for Canada to stand up for their rights. As organizations dedicated to pursuing human rights in the Middle East, we are asking Canadians to support petition e-2667, sponsored by MP Paul Manly. The petition “calls upon the Government of Canada to ensure the human rights of Palestinian children are protected by instructing a Special Envoy to promote, monitor and report on the human rights situation of Palestinian children living in the occupied Palestinian Territory and Gaza.” HELP US BY SINGING UP TO RECEIVE A LINK TO THE E-PETITION. This campaign is sponsored by the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI) and Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). We will protect your privacy, and keep you informed of developments on this and related campaigns. See the About page for more information, or contact [email protected] Continue reading