Advocacy and anti-racism organizations ask London, ON school to issue an apology for anti-Palestinian racist incident

Montreal, November 14, 2022 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) and Canadians United Against Hate (CUAH) are calling on the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) to take accountability for an incident of anti-Palestinian racism that occurred when it issued its school dress code on Oct. 31.  In the on-line FAQ for the new school dress code, a “Free Palestine” t-shirt was used as an example of school dress which would “promote or incite… violence.” Continue reading

 

CJPME raises urgent human rights concerns with Canada’s Mission in Ramallah

Montreal, November 7, 2022 — Last week in Ramallah, in a meeting with Canada’s mission to the Palestinian Authority, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) drew urgent attention to the issue of Israel’s violent repression of Palestinian human rights organizations.  Continue reading

 

Letter to Minister Hussen: Don't Force Grantees to Sign Away the Right to Criticize Israel

Montreal, October 17, 2022 - CJPME sent a letter to Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth, with concerns about the possibility that Canada Heritage may force third-party grantees to sign an attestation form in support of IHRA in order to receive government funding. This poses a serious threat to free expression and may amount to a violation of charter rights. Read the full letter below, or click here to download a PDF version. Continue reading

 

Local and National organizations call upon the City of Calgary to “Keep CAF Out of Calgary”

CJPME is a member of the CAF out of Calgary campaign, which is advocating against the city of Calgary's contract with CAF to expand Calgary's light rail system. CAF is unethically involved in a $2.5 billion CDN contract to expand the Jerusalem Light Rail (JLR) network – a system that further entrenches Israel's brutal apartheid treatment of Palestinians. Continue reading

 

CJPME’s Letter in the Hill Times: Diplomatic push between Morocco and Israel does not represent ‘peace’

Montreal, October 3rd, 2022 - In a letter published by the Hill Times on Monday, October 3, 2022, CJPME's Michael Bueckert pointed out the hypocrisy of the Israel-Morocco pro-occupation agreement, which has been falsely characterized by Israel's supporters as a "peace deal." The text is reproduced below, click here to see the original. Continue reading

 

Letter to Jayda G: Withdraw from DGTL festival in apartheid Tel Aviv

Montreal, September 30th, 2022 - Below is a letter from CJPME to Jayda G dated September 26, 2022, urging her to respect the cultural boycott of apartheid Israel and withdraw from her scheduled participation in the DGTL festival in Tel Aviv. Click here for full PDF.  Continue reading

 

CJPME: With mounting evidence of Israeli responsibility, Canada must support an ICC investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

Montreal, September 7, 2022 — Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is reiterating its call for Canada to support an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into the killing of veteran Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, amid growing and overwhelming evidence of Israeli responsibility. In May, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly had called for a “thorough investigation” into the incident, but Israel’s recent military probe has failed to find any responsibility, despite admitting that Israeli forces most likely killed her. CJPME argues that Canadian support for an ICC investigation is necessary due to the inability and unwillingness ofIsrael to hold itself accountable. Continue reading

 

The BDS-Quebec Coalition urges the CDPQ to divest of a company guilty of human rights violations

CJPME is a member of the BDS-Quebec coalition, which released the following press release about Quebec's pension fund, la Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), which has invested in the Israeli company Policity Ltd. Continue reading

 

Faculty and civil society groups raise human rights concerns after Canadian university presidents tour Israel

Montreal, September 20, 2022 - Below is a joint statement from faculty and civil society groups raising human rights concerns over a recent trip to Israel by Canadian university presidents.  Continue reading

 

Letter to Jagmeet Singh in support of NDP positions on Palestinian human rights

Montreal, September 19, 2022 - Below is a letter from CJPME to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh thanking him for his recent positions in support of Palestinian human rights. Click here for the full PDF version. Continue reading