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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  • Leila Shaben
    signed 2019-05-10 10:05:08 -0400
  • Mariam Elsayed
    signed 2019-05-10 04:30:33 -0400
  • David Alejandro Graciano
    signed 2019-05-10 04:15:03 -0400
  • Raabia Mir
    signed 2019-05-10 01:37:38 -0400
    I’m appalled to think that you would support a brutal, apartheid regime in order to get in power. What about any moral and humanitarian values ? How do you sleep at night knowing you’ll be giving a free hand to Israeli terrorists to butcher more innocents? This is against Canadian values and it’s people will like someone who will represent them.
  • Mohamed Abdelhady
    signed 2019-05-09 23:46:33 -0400
  • André Paradis
    signed 2019-05-09 23:25:03 -0400
  • Walid Sahyoun
    signed 2019-05-09 23:08:32 -0400
  • Peter Welch
    signed 2019-05-09 20:53:16 -0400
    I am very disappointed that you can only empathize with one side of the conflict. Being pro-peace means being both pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian. Unless you also want to see Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, on equal terms with Israel, this decision is deeply unjust.
  • Hanny Hilmy
    signed 2019-05-09 19:59:08 -0400
    Politics at its lowest level. Mr. Scheer, the Palestinians do exist and they have human and political rights like any other people on earth.

    Can’t you try to win because you propose a better governing solutions to Canada’s problems, not because you indulge in political prostitution at the expense of the Palestinian people? SHAME!
  • Fereshteh Moradi
    signed 2019-05-09 19:26:16 -0400
    Fereshteh moradi
  • Mitchell Barron
    signed 2019-05-09 19:17:20 -0400
    This is an act of colonization
  • Nita Prayitno
    signed 2019-05-09 18:08:27 -0400
  • Musa Ismail
    signed 2019-05-09 17:38:15 -0400
    Sheeer is playing second fiddle to UDA dictator… the cost of inviting I’ll feeling and disdain towards Canadians.
  • Sri Roeslani
    signed 2019-05-09 17:13:33 -0400
  • Josée Vaillancourt
    @HarbisonJose tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-09 15:11:07 -0400
    Sign the petition: Canadians Oppose Foreign Embassies in Jerusalem,
  • Josée Vaillancourt
    signed 2019-05-09 15:10:27 -0400
  • F. Awad
    signed 2019-05-09 13:47:36 -0400
    Compromising Canada’s interests in the Middle East as Trudeau’s cabinet has done and more gravely as Harper’s has done leads to loss of jobs. Stand up to GM or our supposed allies who compromised Canada’s multi billion dollar business in Libya, for example, or are imposing punitive tariffs on our steel and timber. How about taking a stand against how Canada was shoved in front of the Chinese freight train and is now left with Canola farmers suffering and our citizens detained? Have the moral fortitude to do what is in Canada’s interest!

    Awad F.
  • Yul Kusuma suwenda
    signed 2019-05-09 13:43:53 -0400
  • Thaer Shunnar
    signed 2019-05-09 12:42:06 -0400
  • Stephen Aberle
    signed 2019-05-09 12:30:56 -0400
  • Zubair Abba
    signed 2019-05-09 12:06:50 -0400
  • Linda Shaben
    signed 2019-05-09 11:28:43 -0400
    Linda Shaben
  • Patricia Bennett
    signed via 2019-05-09 11:09:21 -0400
  • Masud Sheikh
    signed 2019-05-09 10:08:48 -0400
  • Firas Ayoub
    signed 2019-05-09 10:07:32 -0400
    This is completely outrageous. To condone an act of theft is just as doing it. Shame on You, Andrew!
  • Rania Attir
    signed 2019-05-09 10:03:54 -0400
    It is outrageous that you are following the steps of a bully, hypocrite and corrupted president named Donald Trump.. I guess your party does not stand for human rights. You lost my vote Sir.
  • Jim Wicks
    signed via 2019-05-09 09:50:33 -0400
    To hear these comment remind us that we have not moved very far from the Harper era. When will justice not right wing votes be the policy deciders with the Conservative party.
  • Timea Spitka
    signed 2019-05-09 09:45:52 -0400
  • Pablo Mhanna-Sandoval
    signed 2019-05-09 09:23:01 -0400
  • Paul Chislett
    signed 2019-05-09 09:12:37 -0400