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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  • Abdulrahman Seleim
    signed 2019-05-08 21:46:46 -0400
  • Carolyn Jerome
    signed 2019-05-08 21:25:39 -0400
  • Sheila Mattar
    signed 2019-05-08 20:55:44 -0400
  • Gary O'Brien
    signed 2019-05-08 20:52:14 -0400
    Pour suivre dans les pas de Trump et envenimer inutilement la situation, non merci!
  • Judith Goldschmidt
    signed 2019-05-08 20:26:23 -0400
    Stop playing stooge to right wing Jewish lobbies!
  • Joan Rossy
    signed 2019-05-08 20:21:29 -0400
  • Qadria Salehzadah
    signed 2019-05-08 20:16:36 -0400
  • Amy Zavitz
    signed 2019-05-08 20:14:43 -0400
    Moving the Canadian embassy to Jerusalem threatens to cause a further power imbalance to an already vastly unequal peace ‘negotiation’. Canada should be a leader in human rights and maintaining a rules based international order – continued violations to international law should not be normalized.
  • Helen Riordon
    signed 2019-05-08 20:08:35 -0400
  • Raymond Rogers
    signed 2019-05-08 20:00:15 -0400
    such a terrible decision
  • Sophie Antonyshyn
    signed 2019-05-08 19:58:07 -0400
  • Josee Larocque
    signed 2019-05-08 19:49:18 -0400
    Israel is an apartheid state…help the Palestinians.
  • Elaine Shuhaibar
    signed 2019-05-08 19:49:03 -0400
  • Asim Kaleem
    signed 2019-05-08 19:48:16 -0400
    Wake up Sheer. Let’s have some of the humanity left in you. Please don’t move the Embassy
  • Craig Brown
    signed 2019-05-08 19:36:35 -0400
    Canada should be supporting Palestine!
  • Phyllis Stoffman
    signed 2019-05-08 19:25:39 -0400
  • Scott Gaudet
    signed 2019-05-08 19:24:42 -0400
    Free Palestine 🇵🇸
  • Patricia Antonyshyn
    signed 2019-05-08 19:22:42 -0400
  • Nasir Sadeddin
    signed 2019-05-08 19:17:36 -0400
    Andrew Scheer got not right to normalize the occupation of the Palestinians and Canada following trump approach is a spit on Canadian diplomacy, human right stand point and international justice not to forget the Canadians from Palestinians origins who believe to what Canada stands for in this world.

    To be conservative dose not necessarily mean to point towards oppression of others especially from someone who is eager to take the role of prime minister of Canada. United Nation recognize the occupation of the west bank and the re-elected right wing Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is corrupt and working against the favour of the peace proceeds by building illegal settlements on west bank territories!

    Care for this world and care for Justice
  • Miriam Meir
    signed 2019-05-08 19:13:34 -0400
    the Conservative Party proposal violates Humanitarian law by imposing foreign actions .
  • Omar Ah
    signed 2019-05-08 19:02:18 -0400
  • Fortunato Roberto
    signed 2019-05-08 18:50:11 -0400
    Canada has always been an honest broker in the Middle East until Harper came along. And noe Scheer is following in his footsteps !
  • Bruce Shtal
    signed 2019-05-08 18:40:30 -0400
  • Mohammed Jouda
    signed 2019-05-08 18:35:54 -0400
    Canada should not follow what the US is doing blindly this will hurt our Canadian image for a country that stand with peace and find hurt the two state country solution
  • Lawrence Dragani
    signed 2019-05-08 18:15:13 -0400
    This is OCCUPIED TERRITORY as designated by a host of U.N. Resolutions. STOP.
  • Mostafa Elhoushi
    signed 2019-05-08 18:00:23 -0400
    Mostafa Elhoushi
  • Ameen Amirie
    signed 2019-05-08 18:00:04 -0400
  • Ibrahim Elhage
    signed 2019-05-08 17:53:13 -0400
  • Rumaan Ahmad
    signed 2019-05-08 17:52:12 -0400
  • Julien Halloran
    signed 2019-05-08 17:51:51 -0400