In the ten months following Israel’s assault on Gaza last winter, numerous different human rights reports were commissioned and completed. Of all the reports, however, the most prominent and comprehensive report was the “Goldstone Report,” a fact finding mission commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council, led by Justice Richard Goldstone, issued on Sept. 25th, 2009. This position paper displays recommendations that have been framed around the work of the Goldstone Report.
This paper examines the decisions that should be taken by the Canadian government regarding the Gaza war.
CJPME Factsheet 39, published May 2008: On March 23, 2008, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Stockwell Day, and Israel’s Minister of Public Security signed a Declaration of Intent to “enhance cooperation in the area of public safety.” While this declaration builds on existing cooperation between Canada and Israel on security-related matters, the formality of this declaration bring a new level of significance and importance to the sharing.Read more
On March 23, 2008, Canada signed a “Declaration of Intent” with Israel to cooperate on public safety. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) feels that this agreement was unwise and ill conceived, as it undermines Canadian values of equality and basic freedoms. CJPME believes that Canadians should question both 1) the reasons for Canada’s involvement in such an agreement, and 2) the essence of the envisaged public safety cooperation. CJPME believes that this agreement must be annulled.
This position paper contains recommendations to properly follow up on the murder of Canadian peacekeeper Major Paeta Hess-Von Krudener by the Israeli Army on July 25th, 2006. These recommendations are made subsequent to the issuance on Feb. 1, 2008 of the Canadian Board of Inquiry (BOI) report.
This position paper recalls the importance for Canada to provide humanitarian help to the Palestinian population, in spite of the Palestinian people’s election choices. Also, this paper denounces the fact that Israel and the PA (Palestinian Authority) are not treated the same way, proof of the existence of a double-standard.