Earlier this week during Parliament’s Question Period, the NDP’s Jagmeet Singh raised the issue of Israel’s expulsion of Palestinians from Jerusalem, and Israel’s harassment of Ramadan worshippers at the Al Aqsa Mosque. He then asked whether Canada would stop arms sales to Israel. Since the government ignored the essence of his question, and so far has refused to directly condemn Israel, the NDP must demand an emergency Parliamentary debate on Jerusalem, insisting on a reset of Canada’s policy on Israel-Palestine. Click here to urge NDP MPs to stand up for Jerusalem. Continue reading
If you’re like us, you’ve been shocked and outraged to watch Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza in recent days, not to mention its violence against Ramadan worshippers and Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah last week. Canada must condemn Israel's savagery and call Israel to account for its deadly violence against Palestinian civilians. Israel's renewed violence comes only weeks after the international group Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report accusing Israel of the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution! Click here to join human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch, and tell Canadian political leaders, "Enough is enough!" Canada must insist on an end to Israel's crimes and brutality! Continue reading
Opened in 2014, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has steadfastly ignored human rights violations against Palestinians. Palestinian Canadian activists in Winnipeg have been trying for the last decade to get the CMHR to recognize the Nakba – the catastrophic dispossession of the Palestinians from their land – and tell the stories of the Nakba survivors, but they have been disregarded. Recent scandals have rocked the CMHR, leading to new management and a supposedly renewed commitment against racism. There is a new opportunity for us to remind the museum to live up to its ethical responsibility. Click here to tell the CMHR to include Palestinians and acknowledge the Nakba. Continue reading
Canada’s Transportation Ministry recently approved a $36.16 million dollar contract for drone technology from Elbit Systems, Israel’s largest weapons company. The money will purchase a “civilian” version of Elbit’s lethal military drone, the same one which was used to kill civilians during Israel’s assault on Gaza in 2014. Through this purchase, Canada directly supports the profits of a weapons company responsible for ongoing human rights violations against Palestinians. Click-here to tell Minister Alghabra to cancel the contract!
Any day now, the UN General Assembly may be voting on an important resolution on Jerusalem. The resolution rejects Israel’s illegal attempt to annex all of Jerusalem, and condemns Israel’s attempts to prevent Palestinians from living or visiting the city. Canada’s vote on this resolution is more important than ever, as the US pressures countries to recognize Jerusalem as exclusively Israel’s capital. Click here to tell Trudeau that Canada should vote FOR this resolution and SUPPORT a Jerusalem shared by ALL! Continue reading
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
We are at another turning point in the history of the Palestine-Israel conflict. Despite harsh international condemnation, Israel is still moving ahead to illegally annex huge new swaths of Palestinian territory. A growing group of Canadian civil society organizations is asking MPs to sign a pledge which calls on Canada to stand against Israel's imminent annexations. Click-here to help us convince your MP to sign the pledge.
Israeli politicians announced a plan that would illegally annex large portions of the West Bank to Israel. This plan, in accordance with Trump’s “Deal of the Century” could be implemented as early as July 10. In a despicable move, the new Israeli government has used the distraction of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic to proceed with this unilateral and illegal plan. Tell Trudeau, your local MP, and other political leaders in Canada: STOP ISRAEL'S ILLEGAL ANNEXATION IN THE WEST BANK!