Canadians Oppose Foreign Embassies in Jerusalem


To be sent to Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the other leaders of Canada's political parties:

Earlier this week, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer promised that if elected, a Canadian government under his leadership would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.  This is offensive, appalling, illegal, and wrong.

In December, 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. We as Canadians need to express our strongest opposition.

To the Government of Canada:

WHEREAS Scheer's decision ignores all previous UN resolutions and international consensus on Jerusalem,

WHEREAS Scheer's decision contradicts international law which outlaws the seizure of territory by force,

WHEREAS Scheer's decision undermines all Middle East peace efforts, which call for a negotiated settlement on the status of Jerusalem,

THEREFORE, we, the undersigned petition you to publicly and diplomatically oppose all foreign embassies in Jerusalem!:


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  • Yadushiya Jeyarajan
    signed 2020-07-01 11:16:22 -0400
  • Kayleigh Thomson
    signed via 2020-06-12 22:38:13 -0400
  • Tal Macdonald
    signed 2020-03-07 08:59:49 -0500
  • Alison Dennis
    signed 2020-02-29 11:37:20 -0500
    Until Israeli settlers move out of illegally occupied Palestinian lands, Canada should NOT move its embassy.
  • Robert Laverne Rowe
    @laverne_robert tweeted link to this page. 2020-01-14 12:18:38 -0500
    Sign the petition: Canadians Oppose Foreign Embassies in Jerusalem,
  • Robert Rowe
    signed 2020-01-14 12:18:26 -0500
  • Grace Tong
    signed 2019-11-20 07:35:58 -0500
  • James McNeill
    signed 2019-10-15 04:39:54 -0400
  • Fai Emit
    signed 2019-10-07 21:14:44 -0400
  • Amir Valadkhani
    signed 2019-10-07 20:45:28 -0400
  • Brad Newcombe
    signed 2019-10-01 14:12:04 -0400
  • Katherine Hnatchuk
    signed 2019-09-23 20:35:38 -0400
  • Majdi Abu-jarad
    signed 2019-09-22 22:01:54 -0400
  • Zubair H
    signed 2019-09-22 21:42:28 -0400
  • Bassam Kawalit
    signed 2019-09-16 20:23:30 -0400
  • Adham Qureshi
    signed 2019-09-09 07:31:06 -0400
    Jersualem is disputed territory and as such we should not recognize Israeli claim on it by moving our embassy there!

    Uphold Justice which is an intergral part of our values, please!

    - Adham
  • Rj Pisko
    signed 2019-09-05 16:06:46 -0400
    Scheer is BAD NEWS for Canada, his ideology based on Harper’s racist, corporatist hijacking of the Progessive Conservative Party. The resulting CPC – based on the skinhead-backed mish-mash of Haper’s Northern Foundation, The Alliance, the Reform Party – is bent on Corporatism as their religion and the crushing of middle-class Canada.
  • Gordon Price
    signed 2019-09-05 12:30:39 -0400
    The United Nations and most democratic countries have condemned Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Your party’s decision to follow suit is absolutely illogical and shameful displaying a profound ignorance of the Palestinian reality.
  • Charlotte Sheasby-Coleman
    signed 2019-07-25 14:16:36 -0400
  • Mohammed-Nur Alsaieq
    signed 2019-07-25 12:50:44 -0400
  • Joan Dalton-Carr
    signed 2019-07-15 20:44:05 -0400
  • Andrew House
    signed 2019-07-14 07:41:30 -0400
    The government of Canada should stop the hypocrisy! Supporting the apartheid state of Israel is criminal and should stop immediately. Are we a country that supports the human rights of all people or do we pick and choose which people we should help protect? Israel is a rogue country. Canada’s support of a rogue country makes Canada a rogue state as well.
  • Jerry Cutler
    signed 2019-07-02 18:42:12 -0400
  • Sid Darras
    signed 2019-06-26 21:22:19 -0400
    If you cannot stand with the oppressed Palestinians , don’t stand with the oppressor. This is why I don’t vote Conservatives. Palestine will be free no matter what!
  • Zubair Mansuri
    signed 2019-06-23 23:18:39 -0400
    This is a disgrace that Canadian politicians are being bought out by the Jewish lobby groups.
  • Gordon King
    signed 2019-06-21 16:06:09 -0400
    We urge you to work for peace, justice and security for all people, and not just for political votes.
  • John Mark Robertson
    signed 2019-06-19 16:59:38 -0400
    Don’t do this. It’s absurd and exacerbates an already tense situation. Don’t pour gasoline on the fire.
  • louise woychesko
    signed 2019-06-17 17:09:46 -0400
    It is against International Law.
  • Amir El-Masri
    signed 2019-06-14 17:44:11 -0400
    Mr Scheer, you are a pathetic excuse for a human being. You are the Canadian equivalent of Donald Trump. You are just another lap dog for the Apartheid State of Israel and a tool being used to sow the seeds of discord in an already troubled world. You will never, ever represent me or any other person that has an ounce of humanity in them.
  • Alan Herbert
    signed 2019-06-13 07:19:44 -0400