Author - Medjool

Double lock down in the Kashmir valley—a year of military lockdown, compounded with Covid-19

While the rest of the world is focused on restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kashmiris have been faced with a brutal human rights situation of double lockdown—an aggressive military lockdown, coupled with the devasting ramifications of Covid-19. Learn...


Stop Bill 168. Say no to IHRA in Ontario

Just Peace Advocates indicated to the clerk of the Ontario Standing Justice Policy Committee that should there be consideration to moving Bill 168 toward Third Reading, it is essential that a very robust consultation including expert opinions be sought...


Just Peace Advocates highlights from 2019/2020

Just Peace Advocates second year has proved to filled with many rich partnerships and much work in support of international law and human rights for the people of Palestine and Kashmir. Read about our highlights.


A comprehensive look at 53 years of settler colonization in East Jerusalem

For the last 53 years of Israeli occupation and annexation, Israel has been implementing a systematic and will planed policies and practices of colonization and discrimination aiming to control Palestinian land and the transfer of the indigenous Palestinian population....


Canadian organizations join to send urgent appeal to UN Special Procedures on the wilful killing of Ahmad Erekat

Nine Canadian organizations join 83 organisations to send urgent appeal to UN Special Procedures on the wilful killing of Ahmad Erekat, Urging International Justice and Accountability for Israel’s Shoot-to-Kill Policy


Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, 89 years, and we remember July 13, 1931,

Today, July 13 marks Kashmir Martyrs' Day. On this date in 1931, predating the independence of India and Pakistan from British colonial rule by 16 years, 22 Kashmiris were gunned down in cold blood by the Hindu ruler's forces.


1972,the year the pro-Israel lobby realized it had to shut down the United Church’s work on Palestine

Assurance was provided to the pro-Israel lobby that the resolutions passed by the United Church of Canada in Saskatoon in 1972 would not be implemented. This involved stalling the sending of a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau for a...


The United Church tries to explain its half-century relationship with pro-Israel lobby

Rev. Dr. John Young on behalf of the United Church of Canada has provided a response to 100+ people who urged the United Church to renounce its agreement with B’nai Brith along with any other explicit or implicit agreements...


Cooperation accord between United Church of Canada and B’nai Brith, May 1973

in August 1972, a very strong resolution in support of Palestine was passed by the church membership at its national general council meeting in Saskatoon. Senior leaders of the church engaged in talks with B’nai Brith following the 1972 General...


Update on the Cable Car Legal Case in East Jerusalem

The Israeli High Court conducted a hearing about the Cable car Annexation project, on June 29, 2020. The families of Silwan await a decision. It is reassuring that on Juy 7, 2020, 57 Canadian members of parliament have said they...


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