On Wednesday, December 18, in a UN Plenary session, Canada confirmed its vote in support of Palestinian self-determination. THIS IS GREAT! Despite this GOOD vote, Canada continues to disappoint in other related UN votes, whether on Palestinian human rights, Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, and other issues. Click-here to thank Trudeau for this vote, but to encourage Canada to be a more consistent champion for Palestinian human rights at the UN!
To be sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the other leaders of Canada's political parties: Yesterday, the Trump administration reversed decades of longstanding American foreign policy by suggesting that Israeli colonies are legal. This is offensive, wrong, and will cost Palestinians their fundamental freedoms and right to self-determination. We as Canadians need to express our strongest opposition. To the Government of Canada: WHEREAS Trump's decree ignores international law and decades of UN resolutions, WHEREAS Trump's decree undermines all Middle East peace efforts and jeopardizes Palestinian self-determination, WHEREAS official Canadian foreign policy recognizes Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories as a violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, THEREFORE, we, the undersigned petition you to immediately reject Trump's decree and condemn Israel's ongoing colonial ambitions in Palestinian territory! Click-here to sign the petition !
Quebec pop star Céline Dion recently announced that she would perform two concerts in Tel Aviv, Israel in August as part of her “Courage” world tour. Since 2005, Palestinian civil society has asked for the world to boycott Israel until it respects the human rights of Palestinians. This movement is called BDS – Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions – and dozens of famous performers have already refused to perform in Israel, including Roger Waters, Lorde, Elvis Costello, Lauryn Hill, Peter Gabriel and others. Click-here to send an email to Dion's management, and to add your name to the petition!