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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  • Jim Meeks
    signed 2018-03-01 16:05:18 -0500
  • Alejandro Masri
    signed 2018-03-01 14:49:48 -0500
    We need direct democracy so that corrupt politicians don’t hijack our decisions
  • Tania Sures
    signed 2018-03-01 13:25:02 -0500
  • Meghan Albert
    signed 2018-03-01 13:13:25 -0500
    As a Jewish person I find this totally unconscionable. Jerusalem is the holy site of 3 religions. This would be an irredeemably stupid move. The Jewish community sees through the Conservative party’s excessive pandering. It is insulting to treat us as mere one issue voters.
  • Molly Ritchie
    signed 2018-03-01 12:36:26 -0500
  • Fabio Corvaglia
    signed 2018-03-01 11:59:58 -0500
    Let the people of Canada decide! Conduct a referendum on this matter and you will see that they will not agree to go along with this idiotic idea!!!
  • Edwin Daniel
    signed 2018-03-01 11:50:39 -0500
  • Kathryn Zimmer
    signed 2018-03-01 11:49:52 -0500
  • Donna Jeffrey
    signed 2018-03-01 11:46:27 -0500
    Canada should never go against International Law, even if that means alienating Israel. We are a peace-keeping country or at least we used to be & agreeing with Trump & Israel is NOT the way to go !! Palestinians have had everything stolen from them, their homes, their land, all their rights including their basic human rights & now you want to steal their capital as well… shame on Andrew Sheer & the Conservative Party !!
  • Soroush M.
    signed 2018-03-01 11:33:15 -0500
    Disappointing, repulsive, and ignorant, but not surprising.
  • William Richards
    signed 2018-03-01 11:20:17 -0500
    Will Richards
  • Byron Rempel-Burkholder
    signed 2018-03-01 11:14:14 -0500
    Byron Rempel-Burkholder
  • Mark Matthews
    signed 2018-03-01 11:11:47 -0500
    You are out of touch with Canadians
  • Paul Durante
    signed 2018-03-01 10:32:20 -0500
  • Jay Eidemiller
    signed 2018-03-01 09:58:22 -0500
  • Carolyne Epp-Fransen
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-01 09:39:01 -0500
    Sign the petition: Canadians Oppose Foreign Embassies in Jerusalem,
  • Alfred Pettersen
    signed 2018-03-01 09:32:45 -0500
    Revolting pandering to special interest groups by the CPC. Lost my vote for sure.
  • Bill Tiessen
    signed 2018-03-01 09:30:47 -0500
  • Ashoke Dasgupta
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-01 09:05:11 -0500
    Sign the petition: Canadians Oppose Foreign Embassies in Jerusalem,
  • Ashoke Dasgupta
    signed 2018-03-01 09:04:58 -0500
    It’s illegal.
  • Herb Neufeld
    signed 2018-03-01 08:58:20 -0500
  • Jeff Hanks
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-03-01 08:55:41 -0500
    Sign the petition: Canadians Oppose Foreign Embassies in Jerusalem,
  • Jeff Hanks
    @worldminwage tweeted link to this page. 2018-03-01 08:55:37 -0500
    Sign the petition: Canadians Oppose Foreign Embassies in Jerusalem,
  • Jeff Hanks
    signed 2018-03-01 08:55:11 -0500
    We need Jerusalem to be a shared capital city between palestinians and jews.
  • Hani louz
    signed 2018-03-01 07:34:53 -0500
    Follow and respect international law !!

    Illegal apartheid recognition for political gain is both unathical and criminal !!

    Zero votes !
  • Reuben Roth
    signed 2018-03-01 07:16:39 -0500
  • Joyce Chehade
    signed 2018-03-01 06:20:54 -0500
  • Jakub Olejnicki
    signed 2018-03-01 05:04:19 -0500
    Please stop supporting an apartheid state and approving its illegal activities under international law.
  • Chris O'Dell
    signed 2018-03-01 02:14:09 -0500
  • Mayar El-Khatib
    signed 2018-03-01 02:02:14 -0500