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Breaking News: Salah Hamouri to be forcibly deported on Sunday, December 4th. Canadian government access requests Canada ignored requests for action from Canadians

Salah Hamouri, the imprisoned French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender jailed without charge or trial under administrative detention since March 2022, has been told he will be forcibly deported to France and stripped of his Jerusalem ID on Sunday,...


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Lina Abojaradeh:  #KickOutApartheid  

Thanks to the amazing "Self-taught Palestinian Artist, Poet and Filmmaker with a love for humanity" Lina Abojaradeh for this poweful video in support of #KickOutApartheid.


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75 Years Since Partition & Canada’s shameful history in regard to Palestine

A bit of history about International Solidarity Day for the Palestinian people, and Canada's shameful stance In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution...


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The Campaign to Free the Holy Land Foundation 5

Just Peace Advocates joins with Within Our Lifetime, United for Palestine (WOL), Coalition for Civil Freedoms (CCF), Samidoun Palestinian Political Prisoner Solidarity Network and other organizations in supporting The Campaign to Free the Holy Land Foundation 5


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Standing in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

This International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Addameer calls on the international community to demonstrate support for Palestinian political prisoners, both directly with the actions of the Palestinian Prisoner Movement, as well as through demanding an end...


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Access request suggests Canada vote for Palestine self-determination related to UNSC bid

For the fourth consecutive year, the Canadian government has cast its orphan “yes” vote for Palestine at the United Nations. Access request suggests this shift in 2019 was part of strategy for 2020 UNSC bid.


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Media Release: International human rights organizations call for release of Khurram Parvez after one year of arbitrary detention

Today marks one-year since the Indian authorities arrested Khurram Parvez a widely respected human rights defender. Yesterday, leading human rights organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and others said “the Indian authorities must release Parvez immediately...


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Take Action: A year since the arbitrary detention of Human Rights Defender Khurram Parvez by India

It is a year since Khurram Parvez, a leading global human rights defender was arbitrarily detained at his residence in Srinagar in Indian occupied Kashmir. Join the call for action in Canada and internationally.


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Kick Out Apartheid! As the World Cup opens, kick off the campaign for justice in sport

AS THE WORLD CUP BEGINS...KICK OFF FOR THE #KICKOUTAPARTHEID CAMPAIGN!  It’s time to score a goal for Palestine!  We are launching the global #KickOutApartheid campaign with our new website dedicated to the campaign for justice in sports, to the World Cup...


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Silencing Palestine in the Education System

Contact your local school board (administration, trustees, educators) and share the webinar and the anti-Palestinian racism report for the Canadian Lawyers' Association. Contact local federations, unions and other organizations involved in education including parent organizations, and your provincial/territorial...


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Prime Minister, honour your word, no second extradition of Hassan Diab

Let Prime Minister Trudeau know you call on him and his government to honour his words by taking action now to end Dr. Hassan Diab’s long and devastating ordeal. Dr. Diab is an innocent man who must be rescued from the offensive...


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It’s that time of the year when UN votes on Palestine. Don’t expect a substantial change from Canada.

It is that time of year again! The UN votes on Palestine! Nothing new– Canada’s vote at the UN since 1947 shows at best conditional support for Palestine,


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Just a week until the World Cup — AFC called to insist FIFA suspend Israeli Football Association

We have written to AFC (Asian Football Association) telling them now is the time that the AFC hold FIFA and the UEFA accountable to suspend the Israeli Football Association its violations of the FIFA and UEFA statues.


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CPPIB Public Meetings Report 2022

From October 4th to November 1st, 2022, dozens of activists showed up at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s (CPPIB) biannual public meetings. Attendees in Vancouver, Regina, Winnipeg, London, Halifax, and St. John demanded that the Canada Pension Plan,...


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Let Canada know you insist that it upholds its Third Party responsibility in regard to Palestine

Take one-minute and write to Foreign Affairs Minister Joly and ask her if she has responded to the request from Al-Haq that Canada intervene immediately to comply with its legal obligation to address Israel’s settler-colonial and apartheid regime.


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Membres du Groupe interparlementaire Canada-Israël (GICI) de la délégation parlementaire du Bloc québécois : Que le Canada dise à Israël : cessez de tuer les enfants de la Palestine !

On dit que la candeur est le meilleur témoignage de l’amitié. Puisque le Groupe interparlementaire Canada-Israël promeut « une amitié plus étroite », ainsi qu’une « coopération plus soutenue » entre les députées et députés au Parlement canadien et celles et ceux à...


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Media Release: Activists Dominate Canada Pension Plan Meetings Across the Country

Throughout the month of October, dozens of activists showed up across the country at the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investment’s biannual public stakeholder meetings. Activists in at least six cities (Vancouver, London, Halifax, St. Johns, Regina, and Winnipeg)...


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NDP members of CAIL are you talking about the killing of Palestinian children

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Heather McPherson asked the Liberals and Conservatives why there were not talking about the killing of Palestinian children, but the question remains is the NDP consistently talking about the need to "talk" about the need...


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Hundreds of letters sent telling Canada it needs to tell Israel to stop killing Palestine’s children

The Israeli military has killed seven Palestinian children in October 2022 alone. Demand that Canada censure and sanction Israel for the outrage of killing Palestinian children.


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65 Organisations Send a Letter to the New High Commissioner for Human Rights, Urging for Concrete Measures to Ensure Justice and Accountability for the Palestinian People

On 17 October 2022, 65 Palestinian, regional and international organisations sent a joint letter to the new High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Volker Türk, welcoming him in his new position and highlighting some of the recent alarming Israeli...


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Media Release & Actions: No Canadian military intervention in Haiti, demands public letter

“Most Haitians are opposed to another foreign military intervention”, said Bianca Mugyenyi, Director of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. “They have been calling for Canada and the US to respect their sovereignty and stop dictating to them, not another...


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Canada Must Tell Israel to Free Palestine’s Child Prisoners

Take one minute to write to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Joly. Tell her clearly and unequivocally that Israel’s unrelenting practice of traumatizing and physically abusing thousands of Palestinian youths is a crime against humanity and must be stopped now....


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#FundPeaceNotWar Week of Action

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to be part of the Canada Wide Peace and Justice Network. From October 15th to 23rd, join in demanding NO new fighter jets, warships, or drones! We need billions for housing, health care, jobs and...


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The Toronto Star changes article to better highlight situation for Palestine

Toronto Star Public Editor agrees that story needs to get to the context of the deaths of the young Palestinians faster, so moved up that paragraph in the story.


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14-23 October: Just Peace Advocates joins PYM Global Week of Action for Palestine Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Just Peace Advocates joins with the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) and 30+ organizations, in their call upon all supporters of the Palestinian struggle to join us on October 14th - 23rd for a week of action in support...


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Victory: Uruguay national football team said no to Israeli apartheid sports washing!

In view of the official and public confirmation in the media that Uruguay will carry out the final preparation for the 2022 World Cup in Abu Dhabi, we join with Coordinación por Palestina team as they celebrate...


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

CAF’s complicity with and profiteering from Israeli apartheid, illegal annexation of Palestinian land and ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population has been well researched and documented by activists in Calgary and across the globe. This campaign is a call...


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Know your rights, legal and tactical guide & workshops for Palestinian Human Rights activists on campus

With new school year underway, we would also be pleased to arrange for a "know your rights" workshop for your campus group with lawyers who developed the "legal and tactical guide" and/or have assisted in campaigns & other related work.  If...


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Tell Singh not to succumb to anti-Palestinian smears

It's time to fully embrace the views of most NDP party members and do the right thing regarding Palestine. It is time for Jagmeet and the NDP to promote their list of 13 demands on Palestinian rights and simultaneously...


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Ontario Municipal and School Board Election 2022 #IVotePalestine

The Canadian government, as well as provincial and municipal governments, must immediately stop their blind and unconditional support for Israel which enables and maintains the ongoing Israeli violations of international law and Palestinian rights.


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50 day count down to World Cup, call FIFA to denounce Israeli apartheid

Israel has violated the principles of FIFA in a variety of ways that would normally warrant disciplinary actions and even a suspension of its membership. However, the politics of FIFA have prevented the organization in the past from taking...


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Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) October 2022 Stakeholder meetings

In anticipation of the Canada Public Pension Investment Boards’s (CPPIB) biennial public meeting this fall, we take this opportunity to call out its choice to invest in the destruction of the planet and human rights year after year. We...


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CDPQ investment in Israeli War Crimes is approaching 5% of the portfolio/Les investissements de la CDPQ dans les crimes de guerre israéliens approchent les 5 % de son portefeuille

The CDPQ December 31, 2021, year-end reports show investments in 10 companies with $3B fair-market value on the UN Data base as complicit with war crimes, along with about $10 B in other companies complicit with Israeli war crimes,...


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Just Peace Advocates is pleased to Co-present “Boycott” with “Blacklisted” at the 2022 Toronto Palestinian Film Festival

Boycott with Blacklisted co-presented with Just Peace Advocates, Sunday September 25 at 530 PM ET in Toronto live or virtually on line.


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CPPIB: WSP’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise has been submitted to UN Database

Take one minute, and send a letter to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) with copy to Minister of Finance. Demand that CPPIB Divest from investments that support Israeli war crimes. The 2022 CPPIB Annual Report showed increased investments in Israeli war crimes...


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Take Action: Write to Canadian diplomat about human rights defender Hafez Huraini

Take one minute and write to the newly appointed Canadian Head of Mission in Ramallah, David Da Silva. Ask him to take all actions at his disposal to ensure Israel’s immediate and unconditional release of Palestinian human rights defender Hafez...


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International Peace Day

The Canada-Wide Peace and Justice Network, an association of numerous organizations from coast to coast in Canada working for peace, calls for all peace-loving and concerned people to stand up and speak up for genuine and lasting peace on...


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105 منظمات تقدم لقاعدة بيانات الأمم المتحدة حول أنشطة شركة WSP في الاستيطان غير الشرعي، وتطالب مفوض الأمم المتحدة السامي لحقوق الإنسان بالتحقيق

قدمت اليوم منظمي الحق Al-Haq ومناصرون للسلام العادل Just Peace Advocates تقريراً للمفوض السامي لحقوق الإنسان للأمم المتحدة الجديد، فولكر تيرك، تدعو فيه إلى ضم شركة الخدمات الهندسية WSP Global Inc. الكندية، ومقرها في مدينة مونتريال، إلى قاعدة بيانات الأمم...


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105 Organizations Submit on WSP’s Illegal Settlement Enterprise to UN Database, Calling New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Investigate

Today, Al-Haq and Just Peace Advocates submitted a report to the newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, calling for WSP Global Inc. (WSP), a Canadian company, to be included to the UN database of businesses operating in illegal...


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Walking into a minefield

I am a Palestinian whose entire existence has been impacted by the world’s reactions to the Holocaust, therefore the issue of the Holocaust and how it is viewed and interpreted is of vital importance to me. Much of the...


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Launch: Militarizing the Sky: Opposing Canada’s Armed Drone Purchase

Panel and Q&A on Canada's proposed armed drone purchase. The Canadian military is currently picking a contender for up to 5 billion CAD worth of armed drones. Participants joined experts in the field to learn &speak out against the...


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Free Mohammed El-Halabi

Last week, the Israeli court finally issued a sentence in the case of Mohammed El-Halabi, former Executive Director for World Vision International in Gaza, who was convicted on a variety of charges that include diverting development money and providing...


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As NDP Caucus gathers civil society calls on party to withdraw from Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group

As the NDP caucus gathers in Halifax, the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and Just Peace Advocates is releasing a public letter signed by dozens of groups as well as rock legend Roger Waters and academic Noam Chomsky telling Jagmeet Singh...


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Canadians call on Puma to end its complicity with Israeli Apartheid

Take one-minute to write to the head of Puma Canada and Puma North America.


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#ElbitIsGuilty: We support Palestine Action and the #ElbitEight

Just Peace Advocates stands with Palestine Action in the campaign to #ShutElbitDown. The direct actions taken by Palestine Action activists have led to two facilities for this notorious Israeli arms dealer, profiting from the killing, displacement and ethnic cleansing...


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Dozens of fellow artists join with civil society to tell Justin Bieber to not play apartheid

Since February 2022, close to 100 artists, and dozens of civil society organizations as well as about 1500 individuals have been telling the Bieb to  not play apartheid


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One day under occupation is too long: Message to the United Church of Canada

The United Church of Canada (UCC) during its 44th General Council in July 2022 once again sidelined justice for Palestine, even as it global partner Sabeel Jerusalem said “one day under occupation is too long” to deny naming this injustice. After much posturing to...


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Defending Palestinian Civil Society: Understanding Canada’s Role

Legal and policy experts from prominent Palestinian human rights organizations spoke about the threat by Israel to terminate their work and silence others. They were joined by Michael Lynk and Yavar Hameed who spoke about how Canada has enabled...


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Just Peace Advocates joins in supporting a joint statement on the case of the administratively detained Palestinian-French citizen Salah Hammouri

We call for immediate release and demand Israel rescind the decision to revoke Salah Hammouri's Jerusalem residency based on “secret evidence.”


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Canada needs to hold Israel accountable for its mistreatment of children in Palestine and for silencing those organizations that advocate on their behalf.

Take one minute to write to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly. Demand that they pressure Israel to immediately rescind its designation of seven Palestinian human rights organizations as unlawful. Urge the Prime Minister and the...


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Webinar: Defending Palestinian Civil Society: Understanding Canada’s Role

Join legal and policy experts from prominent Palestinian human rights organizations to learn about the threat by Israel to terminate their work and silence others. They will be joined by Michael Lynk and Yavar Hameed who will speak about...


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The Battle for Justice in Palestine: The Case for a Single Democratic State

Just Peace Advocates endorses this event.


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Now Over 200 Organizations Demand International Community Stand Against Raids and Closures of 7 Palestinian Organizations

Amid Israel’s escalating attacks targeting their work, a group of more than 150 Palestinian, regional, and international organizations express our full solidarity with the designated seven leading Palestinian civil society organizations, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq Law in...


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The international community says: URUGUAY, NO VAYAS! 

25+ organizations from around the world--US, Canada, Europe, UK, Africa, Palestine and elsewhere say "Uruguay Don't Go"


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Just Peace Advocates joins with other civil society organizations to stand with the Commission of Inquiry against Rising Attacks

The undersigned organisations extend their full support and pledge their ongoing cooperation with the UN Commission of Inquiry on Palestine, which has been under mounting attack, led by Israel, including recent smearing of its work and members as antisemitic,...


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Just Peace Advocates Condemns Israel’s attack on Gaza and calls Canadians & the rest of international community to action

On August 5, 2022, Israel launched a military offensive on the Gaza Strip, killing 10 Palestinians including civilians—among them a five-year-old girl and a woman. The Palestinian Ministry of Health indicated 75 were injured, including critical injuries.


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Kashmir: Three years of settler colonization in hyperdrive

Today marks three years since the Kashmiri people lost their limited autonomous status. On August 5, 2019,  the president of India arbitrarily revoked Article 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution and suspended the Jammu and Kashmir constitution.  Learn more.


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An Update on Israel’s Terrorist Designation for Palestinian Civil Society Organizations

While the exact contents of Israel’s “secret” files have not been made public, if the past is any guide the files almost certainly provide little to no support for the Israeli government’s claims. European countries were previously pressured to stop...


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Webinar with Roger Waters: Free Assange, Palestine & BDS, US Perpetual War, and the role of the artist

Topics will include: The repression of Julian Assange, free speech, and press freedom Israeli military repression of Palestinians, and BDS U.S. perpetual war and militarism, and The artist's role in opposing each Be sure to check "yes, opt in to email updates" to receive...


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Media Release: Metrobus Ads Denounce Apartheid practices of Israeli Government  

Solidarity with Palestine – St. John’s recently put ads on 3 Metrobuses covering  routes in St. John’s and Mount Pearl denouncing apartheid practices of the Israeli government.  The local human rights group joins several international human rights organizations in...


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Media Release: Rock legend Roger Waters pens letter in support of pro-Palestinian McGill students sued by B’nai Brith

Yesterday B’nai Brith announced a lawsuit against the McGill administration, Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) and student group Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights. The Israel lobby group complained that undergraduate students were asked to vote on whether they...


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UEFA must take action: Stop the double standard, kick out apartheid

FIFA has to date not responded. We hope for more from the UEFA, the confederation in which the IFA plays. We call on the UEFA to invoke the responsibilities and provisions within the UEFA Statutes to hold the Israeli Football...


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Watch the Rally with Roger Waters with Students at McGill & check out the Media coverage

July 14th discussion was covered in La Presse, Le Journal de Montreal and Le Soleil and was mentioned in the Globe and Mail.


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Just Peace Advocates joins with 80+ organizations in collective statement : Biden in Occupied Palestine and the “Jerusalem Declaration” – Our Response is Struggle and Solidarity

The joint declaration of U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid reveals not only the fundamental bankruptcy of the imperialist and Zionist systems they represent but also underlines the necessity to act and stand now in...


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Immediate release: ​Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters ​to rally with McGill students for Palestine

Montreal, July 12, 2022 --  On the eve of his July 15 performance at Montreal’s Bell Centre, the founder of Pink Floyd will be supporting McGill students organizing for Palestinian rights.


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Standing up for student solidarity with Palestine featuring Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

On the eve of Roger Waters Montreal’s Bell Centre performance, the rock legend will be supporting McGill students who’ve faced a litany of attacks for advancing the Palestinian Liberation movement. The event will discuss attacks against Palestine solidarity on...


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Is it time to talk to Hamas?

The existence of Hamas is also the lame excuse given for the paralysis of peace talks. Since the Palestinians are divided and Mahmoud Abbas cannot (and is not allowed to) talk either with or for Hamas, it is said...


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Déclaration internationale : Israël hors du Tour de France !

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to support this call. As Israel continues its policy of colonialism, apartheid and ethnic cleansing, we call for the intensification of the boycott of Israel as an anti-colonialist and anti-racist tool in solidarity with the...


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Lawyers, organizations & others urge Canada’s Head of Mission Wettlaufer to visit human rights defender Saleh Hammouri in Israeli prison

A letter has been sent to the Canadian Head of Mission in Ramallah, Robin Wettlaufer signed by more than 30 civil society organizations from Canada, Palestine and elsewhere, and more than 100 lawyers, academics, faith leaders and others, most...


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Media Release: “Stop the War, Stop NATO” rallies planned across Canada during Madrid Summit

) Rallies will be held against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from June 24 to June 30 across Canada. The “Stop the Weapons, Stop the War, Stop NATO” actions will coincide with the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain....


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Webinar & Info: What is the CPPIB really up to? O que o CPPIB realmente está fazendo?

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) manages a large and rapidly growing fund. The CPPIB however is accountable first and foremost to the federal and provincial governments, not the contributors and beneficiaries. Over the years, the CPPIB has...


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Breach of FIFA’s own statutes as they relate to human rights, anti-discrimination, and equality

Over 80 organizations and more than 700 individual write to President Infantino and Secretary General Samoura concerning a serious breach of FIFA’s own statues as they relate to human rights, anti-discrimination, and equality for the promotion of football in...


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Mohammad El Halabi Verdict

Yesterday, the judge in the Halabi case issued a summary of his verdict. The full decision has not yet been issued, but the judge said it is hundreds of pages long and may be classified. In his summary, the...


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What is the CPPIB really up to?

The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) manages a large and rapidly growing fund. The CPPIB however is accountable first and foremost to the federal and provincial governments, not the contributors and beneficiaries. Over the years, the CPPIB has...


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Remembering 1967

June 5, 1967 was the first day of the Six-Day War, when Israel attacked its Arab neighbors, destroyed their airforces and armies, and proceeded to capture the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, the Golan Heights (from Syria), and...


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CPPIB Invests at least 7 percent of our public pension in Israeli war crimes

CPPIB had $524M (up from $513M in 2021) invested in 11 companies of the 112 companies listed on the UN Database as complicit international law. Investments in WSP, the Canadian headquartered company providing leadership to the Jerusalem Light Rail...


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#JusticeforSalah

Salah Hammouri’s case illustrates the Israeli authorities’ apartheid regime, including the widespread and systematic practice of illegal deportation and demographic manipulation, as manifested through its laws, policies, and practices, to maintain an institutionalized regime of domination and oppression over the...


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Press Release: Hundreds protest, block entrances to North America’s largest weapons fair

Hundreds of people have blocked access to the opening of CANSEC, North America's largest weapons and "defense industry" convention at the EY Centre in Ottawa. 40 foot banners saying "Blood On Your Hands," "Stop Profiting From War," and "Arms...


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FIFA: Suspend Apartheid Israel

Israel has violated the principles of FIFA in a variety of ways that would normally warrant disciplinary actions and even a suspension of its membership. However, the politics of FIFA have prevented the organization in the past from taking...


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Press Release: Trudeau shoots Canadians in the foot to benefit his US masters

In banning Huawei from any further participation in the deployment of Canada’s 5G network, the Trudeau government hurt Canadians and undermined global security. The move is a lose-lose situation for Canadians and for Huawei Canada: ordinary Canadians lost because...


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United against repression: Just Peace Advocates condemns Berlin’s ban on Nakba commemorations

Just Peace Advocates has joined with civil society groups in signing a letter by a coalition of progressive Palestinian, internationalist, and leftist groups and collectives in Berlin condemning the Berlin police’s decision to ban all public gatherings on Nakba Day.


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End Canadian Support for Israeli military

Express your Rage and Heart Break at the Israeli military killing of Journalist Abu Akled


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Nakba 74:Commemorations Across Canada

We commemorate 74 years of the original Nakba and recognize the ongoing colonization of remaining Palestine in similar pattern of Judaization of the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the total siege and destruction of Gaza.


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Update: Muhammad El Halabi and “The Six”

Even when we fail to accomplish our ultimate goals (in this case, freedom for Halabi or the reversal of the terrorist designation against The Six) we can at least make a bold statement, expose the façade of lies, and...


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Press release: The Killing of Shireen Abu Aqleh Highlights Israel’s Impunity for Crimes and Increased Use of Arbitrary Lethal Force against the Palestinian People

Al-Haq condemns in the strongest possible terms the direct killing of prominent Palestinian female journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh while on an assignment covering Israeli incursions in Jenin refugee camp on Wednesday 11 May 2022, as well as the injury of...


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Toronto Star changes inaccurate headline regarding Israeli military killing of Al Jazeera journalist

The Toronto Star responded to our request and changed the headline on killing of Shireen Al Jazeera journalist Abu Aqleh


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Stop the Smear Campaigns against Palestinian Advocacy–Double Standards, Statements, Actions and Webinar

Today, we are witnessing an intensified campaign by the pro-Israel lobby in Canada to smear Palestinian activists and their supporters. Last week, the National Post (NP) ran an online article about Palestinian-Canadian writer Khaled Barakat and the advocacy organization Samidoun. On...


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“Erasing Palestine” on Taybeh wine & beer, presentation at World Social Forum after CBC article

Karen Rodman was pleased to present at the World Social Forum on "Best Business Practices of Colonialism: Case Study Palestine" in regard to the Taybeh wine and beer imports to Canada.


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Press Release: Celebrities oppose McGill’s anti-Palestinian and antidemocratic threats

Celebrities oppose McGill’s anti-Palestinian and antidemocratic threats Today a public letter signed by Rock legend Roger Waters, author Yann Martel, former MP Libby Davies, author Chris Hedges and 200 academics, artists and authors as well as 40 organizations was sent...


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Don’t let McGill Silence Palestine Solidarity, Join 200 academics and 40 organizations

Roger Waters, Richard Falk, John Dugard, Libby Davies, Yann Martel, Chris Hedges, as well as several hundred other academics, artists, lawyers and activists, and many civil society organizations have signed a letter already. Join with them in sending your...


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Dozens of fellow artists & civil society organizations ask Justin Bieber to say NO to Apartheid

Dozens of artists and organizations from around the world say #BiebsStay4Justice


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25+ Student Led BDS Victories BDS on Canadian University Campuses

Over the last 15 years, there have been at least 25 BDS victories on Canadian University Campuses. In 2022, there have been 5. Congratulations to all involved in this strong statement of solidarity for Palestine.


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It is a victory for Palestine:! The French State Council suspends dissolution of Collectif Palestine Vaincra!

Just Peace Advocates congratulates the Collectif Palestine Vaincra and the Committee Against the Dissolution of the Collectif Palestine Vaincra on this important victory for Palestine. The French Council of State, the body that hears legal appeals against the dissolution of an...


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Media Alert: Response by the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star takes no direct accountability for the AP stories it runs.


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Media Alert: Two more Toronto Star articles flagged as needing corrections

The Toronto Star has been running what seems like more articles (AP) than usual during Ramadan 2022, but the language is very problematic. We have written about two more.


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2022 Ramadan: Boycott Israeli dates. Break fast with Palestinian Medjoul

Learn more about what to consider when purchasing Medjoul Dates in Canada to ensure they are not from Israeli companies, and to ensure you are purchasing Palestinian product. Steps you can take, and tools to assist you in letting retailers know that...


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Apartheid-Free Zones and the Boycott/Shame List

We invite you to let us know about complicit companies and businesses, and to designate your organization or business an apartheid-free zone and list it here! Follow the links below to read the list of Apartheid-Free Zones, the List...


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Al-Aqsa Under Attack: Tell Bell Media it is not “clashes.” It is violation of international law.

Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound two times within 48 hours, on Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17. On Sunday Israeli forces attacked Palestinian worshipers in order to facilitate Jewish visits of the site for the Passover...


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#IVotePalestine, Ontario Provincial Election

Support #IVotePalestine: Ontario Provincial Election June 2, 2022


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April 17: Palestinian Prisoner Day

Each year, April 17th marks Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, an international day of action, solidarity and resistance for the liberation of all Palestinian prisoners. 


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Easter Message “Constantinian Christianity” by Rev. Frances Combs

And why do this at Easter?  Sometimes in the past the church has celebrated Easter quite separated from the life and teachings of Jesus and his crucifixion, and has celebrated Easter simply as the ‘triumph of our religion’, Christian...


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Press Release: Illegal Recruitment of Canadians for War in Ukraine

We note that, in the wake of the war hysteria over Ukraine that is gripping this country, respect for the rule of law is being over-ridden by government officials and is escalating the conflict. Therefore, we call on the...


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Disappointing responses to Parliamentary Petitions

While it was reassuring that MP Erskine-Smith sponsored E-3679 parliamentary petition calling for Canada to take a stance of support regarding the six Palestinian based human rights groups designated as terrorist groups by Israel, and MP Salma Zahid sponsored...


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Challenging Corporate Complicity in the Continued Colonization of Palestine

This webinar will consider direct approaches to challenge corporate complicity in the continued colonization of Palestine. This will include judicial and non-judicial mechanisms in in the Canadian specific as well as broader international context.


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Stop Illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada and South Africa

Both Canada and South Africa have both taken forward legal complaints regarding illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada and South Africa.


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John Philpot receives Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Prize for Democracy and Peace

Congratulations John Philpot, on receiving the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Prize for Democracy and Peace awarded on March 19 in Brussels.


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Press Release: Choosing the F35 means Canada rejecting peacekeeping, instead committing to wage wars of aggression

"With a sticker price of $19 billion and a lifecycle cost of $77 billion, the government will certainly feel pressured to justify its purchase of these exorbitantly priced jets by in turn using them," adds Small. "Just as building pipelines...


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Land Day 2022 Webinar: Challenging Corporate Complicity in the Continued Colonization of Palestine

This webinar will consider direct approaches to challenge corporate complicity in the continued colonization of Palestine. This will include judicial and non-judicial mechanisms in in the Canadian specific as well as broader international context.


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Join the Day of Action to End the War in Yemen

March 26 2022 marks seven years of the brutal war in Yemen. A war that has killed over a quarter of a million people. Over 4 million people have been displaced because of the war, and 70% of the population,...


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Stand with the UNHRC Commission of Inquiry on oPt

Perhaps this is push back related to the response from Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association​, in partnership with the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School response to the the call for submissions from the United Nations Independent International Commission of...


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Press Release: Canada’s silence on Saudi mass executions deeply troubling

 3,000 letters  have been sent to Prime Minister Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Joly asking them to break the silence about Saudi Arabia’s actions. In addition, more than 20 civil society organizations have signed a statement, asking the Trudeau...


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Press Release: Reject Zelensky’s call for no fly zone and push for diplomacy  

“Zelensky’s call for a no-fly zone is a reckless bid to stoke direct conflict between NATO and Russia”, explained Yves Engler, a fellow with the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute (CFPI). “It would lead to even more devastation for Ukrainians and could...


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Canada’s silence on Saudi mass executions deeply troubling

Canadian government silence over the execution of 81 men in Saudi Arabia is deeply troubling.


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Just Peace Advocates was pleased to join Hands Off Venezuela Monthly Virtual Picket Action!

Online picket action to hear important updates about the case of Alex Saab, directly from Camilla Saab, who is leading the campaign for his freedom in Venezuela. This picket will also share perspectives from organizers in solidarity with...


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Press Release: Webinar – Ukraine Crisis: Beyond the Dominant Narrative

The Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War is pleased to announce that it will hold a Zoom webinar, along with several co-sponsoring peace organizations, about the crisis in Ukraine. This panel discussion, entitled, “Ukraine Crisis: Which is the cause,...


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Electronic Intifada publishes “Canada’s contradictions on Palestine” by Jonathan Kuttab

On Palestine, this line is often a repetition of empty platitudes about supporting the two-state solution and strengthening civil society, but doing little or nothing to oppose Israeli policies that clearly undermine even their own declared government positions.


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Media Alert: Toronto Star March 8, 2022 article, complaint to Bureau of Accuracy re “Israeli troops demolish homes of Palestinian attackers”

Letter in response to https://www.thestar.com/news/world/middleeast/2022/03/08/israeli-troops-demolish-homes-of-palestinian-attackers.html Public Editor Bruce Campion-Smith  Bureau of Accuracy/Public Editor The Toronto Star Toronto, Ontario publiced@thestar.ca March 9th, 2022 Dear Mr. Campion-Smith The Associated Press article published by the Toronto Star on March 8, 2022, “Israeli troops demolish homes of Palestinian attackers” has some language that...


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Silencing Kashmir—The state of press freedom in the world’s most militarized zone

In Kashmir, press freedom has virtually disappeared. Journalists in Kashmir face threats, arrests, constant surveillance, criminal cases under terror laws, regular harassment by state authorities, and murder. After the world’s longest ever communications blackout following the political changes made...


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Media Alert: Toronto Star Feb. 23 article, complaint to Bureau of Accuracy

The Associated Press article published by the Toronto Star on February 23, 2022, “Palestinian boy buried after being killed by Israeli fire” (which was later updated to read “Palestinian boy buried after being killed by Israeli fire in firebombing...


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Sheik Jarrah Rehearing Decision

There was good news. The Israeli Supreme Court, on a rehearing, had just issued that afternoon its decision suspending all evictions indefinitely, declaring that the four families would be considered “protected tenants.” They should pay a symbolic 2400 shekels (around...


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Canadian churches: Now is the time to speak up in regard Israel’s apartheid crimes

Canadian churches: Now is the time to speak up in regard Israel’s apartheid crimes. Canadians can no longer close their eyes for the crimes against humanity being committed by apartheid Israel. Canadian churches are called upon to take action to end...


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Kuttab’s Beyond the Two-State Solution, now available in Arabic & Hebrew

Jonathan Kuttab’s timely and important book now available in arabic and hebrew.


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Canadians residents & citizens
Three Parliamentary Petitions
that you may wish to sign

#CanadaStopArming Saudi  Parliamentary Petition E-3775 No War on Yemen Canada Don't BuyFighter JetsParliamentary PetitionE-3821 Parliamentary Petition E-3810Investigate illegal Israeli military recruiting


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A Reflection on Iqrit & Bir’im

I pledged that we would support them in their struggle, and I invited them to send us materials and specific action items that we could undertake on their behalf.


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Two Parliamentary Petitions presented on Palestine by Liberal MPs, #StandWithTheSix # and No Way To Treat a Child

Two Parliamentary Petitions have been presented in the last week. The Canadian government has 45 days to respond.


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Jonathan Kuttab on February 15th Israeli High Court hearing of Mohammad Halabi

In the end, the High Court judge stated he would speak to the District Court judge and ask when he expected to give his verdict, before deciding on this extension. Maher Hanna thinks this is a positive development and...


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“Beyond the Two-State Solution”–Erakat and Halper in Conversation with Kuttab

Jonathan continues this conversation, engaging in a discussion with renowned activists and academics about the necessity of a one-state solution. Panelists included Jeff Halper, and Noura Erakat. Hosted by Jonathan Kuttab. 


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Day of Action: Free Alex Saab, in Montreal at the US Consulate, Feb. 16

Ambassador Saab is set to appear in the United States before the South Florida District Court on February 16, 2022 His crime is to have helped Venezuela to overcome the criminal and murderous economic sanctions of the United States...


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Press Release: Trudeau Fuels Ukraine Fire  

“If our government is genuinely concerned that a Russian attack on Ukraine is imminent, it would make sense to have more not less eyes on the ground in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine”, said Yves Engler, a fellow...


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Just Peace Advocates stands in solidarity with Palestinian-Canadian writer Khaled Barakat

Khaled Barakat, a Palestinian-Canadian writer has been subjected to a political ban in Germany since June 2019, after he was prevented by Berlin police from speaking at a community event on the USA’s so-called “Deal of the Century.” Khaled Barakat’s court case...


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Jonathan Kuttab’s “Beyond the Two-State Solution” available in Arabic & Hebrew

This week the Arabic and Hebrew versions of Jonathan Kuttab’s book, Beyond the Two-State Solution. will be released.


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Message from the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem: Wadi Al- Joz High-tech project: “Silicon Wadi”

On the 7th of February the Israeli occupation municipality, issued eviction orders to many businesses and structures in the industrial area of Wadi Al Jouz, in preparation for the “Hi tech, Silicon Valley project”.


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Government of Canada: you can’t keep the lid on Israeli war crimes forever!

Major Israeli (Yesh Din and B’tselem) and international (HRW and AI) human rights organizations have determined that Israel is an Apartheid state. It is a fact and finally acknowledges what Palestinians have been saying for years. We demand that the Canadian government and...


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The tide is turning: Amnesty joins in naming “apartheid”

The Amnesty International report on Israel apartheid was released today, February 1, 2022.


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Free Alex Saab Webinar

 Alex Saab is a Venezuelan diplomat the US government has illegally seized and imprisoned for what the US considers “violation” of the illegal US economic warfare on Venezuela. He was in fact assisting Venezuela in legally working around the US...


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Press Release: Canada-wide day of action–no war with Russia & Canada out of NATO

Today across Canada, there are emergency rallies taking place in cities from Victoria to Montreal calling on the Trudeau government to de-escalate and demilitarize the Ukraine crisis. The #StandForPeace rallies are organized by peace and justice groups. They are...


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Parliamentary Petition E-3810

Citizens and residents of Canada, are invited to call upon the Minister of Justice to undertake a thorough investigation of those who have recruited or facilitated recruiting for the Israel Defense Forces, and, if warranted, lay charges against those involved in...


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Write a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Say “No” to a second extradition of Hassan Diab

Dr. Diab is an innocent man who must be rescued from the offensive rulings of the French judiciary. Join with many other Canadians in demanding that the Canadian government: 1) give an iron-clad assurance that it will reject...


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Press Release: Virtual Press Conference: “Course correction on Canada-China Relations”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (from The Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War) Hamilton, ON January 27, 2022 Virtual Press Conference: “Course correction on Canada-China Relations” The Hamilton Coalition to Stop The War (HCSW) is pleased to announce that it has organized a virtual...


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Press Release: Trudeau Stokes Tensions with Russia: Antiwar rallies planned across country on Saturday

January 26 2022 (Montreal) -- Today the Trudeau government announced it will extend and expand Canada’s military mission to the Ukraine. The Libera’s have already deployed special forces, expanded the scope of Canada’s military mission, added Ukraine to Canada’s Automatic...


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Press Release: Prominent musicians, authors and politicians criticize Trudeau’s Venezuela policy  

“On the three-year anniversary of Juan Guaidó declaring himself president of Venezuela the Trudeau government needs to recognize that their coup attempt has failed”, noted Canadian Foreign Policy Institute director Bianca Mugyenyi. “It’s time to normalise relations with Venezuela.” 


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Press Release: Trudeau supports illegitimate Haitian leader

“The Core Group of foreign ambassadors has been dictating Haitians affairs for far too long”, noted Mugyenyi. “Friday’s conference is designed to reinforce US and Canadian domination of Haiti.”


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NATIONAL CALL TO TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT TO DE-ESCALATE CONFLICT BETWEEN RUSSIA AND NATO OVER UKRAINE

Canada is playing a very concerning role in fomenting the dangerous, escalating conflict in Ukraine between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Government of the Russian Federation. Read press release and take action.


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Canada should remove charitable status from groups funding the Israeli army

January 2022: An Addendum to the July complaint has been filed with the CRA based on CZCA’s filings with the Revenue Agency released through an access to information request.


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The Two-State Solution is Dead: Now What?

Noura Erakat and Jeffrey Halper will be in dialogue with Jonathan Kuttab to discuss moving beyond the perpetuating of a status quo.


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73 Years and Waiting: Self determination for Kashmir & broken international promises

On January 5, 1949, the implementation plans for Kashmir’s self determination were put in place by a resolution of the UN Commission for India and Pakistan. The January 5, 1949, direction of the UN Commission for India and Pakistan laid...


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Appel à l’action immédiate: Le Bloc Québécois et la question des violations des droits de la personne au Cachemir

e Bloc Québécois indique son soutien au peuple du Cachemire Rappelez-leur leurs promesses lors des élections d'automne. Appel à l'action maintenant.


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Yes, Canada does arm and fund Israel

A webinar was held on January 4, 2022 with Ali Abunimah, Karen Rodman, Yves Engler and Jonathan Kuttab to hear about the ways Canada arms and funds Israel. It was moderated by Bianca Mugyenyi. Join in the call for...


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It has been a year, what is the status of your investigation of Illegal Israeli Military Recruiting in Canada?

Take one minute to write to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to remind her it is over a year since information was provided to her office.


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Confirmation of the two teams in running for $5B unmanned armed drone contract. Includes IAI

“After some delays along the way, the revitalized RPAS procurement process has resulted in two teams being qualified to bid on the project. One of these teams is ‘Team Artemis’, a partnership between MAS, a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies,...


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Just Peace Advocates: Highlights from 2021

40 letter writing campaigns, 60 press releases, a half dozen social media storms, 75,000+ individual letters written to over 13.5 M, half a dozen webinars, 8 Parliamentary Petitions with almost 20K signatures, signature campaigns to divest from CPP, call...


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Yes Canada Arms & Funds Israel

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to join with the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute in  organizing a public webinar on January 4 at 7 PM ET featuring Ali Abunimah and special guests to discuss Canada's arming and funding of Israel.


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Visit to Venezuela as election observer and food sovereignty observer.

John Philpot, board member of Just Peace Advocates was named by the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) executive as an observer to the November 21 elections for Governorships, mayors for municipalities and counsel persons.


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On the Ground in Palestine

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to share this summary prepared for the Mid East Working Group of Bathurst/Bloor/Trinity St. Paul's by Rev. Frances Combs.


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6,000 letters sent to the Canadian government regarding Palestinian Prisoners

Over the last few weeks, almost 6,000 people have taken time to write to Prime Minister Trudeau and Global Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly with a copy to all members of parliament to let them know you demand Canada hold...


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Over the last month, almost 6,000 letters were sent to RBC asking for them to break relations with Palantir Technologies Inc (PTI). The RBC has not responded to these letters, but in both the case of a letter sent by...


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Twitter storm: Free Khurram Parvez, Dec. 22 and 23

FREE KHURRAM PARVEZ!RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS IN KASHMIR!Join Twitter StormDecember 22 and 23 Tweets available just prior to storm HERE Also sign & share:Petition to Secretary-General of the UN ANTÓNIO GUTERRES SIGN PETITION “He’s not a terrorist, he’s a human rights defender.” - Mary Lawlor,...


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Canadian Diplomacy Trifecta of anti-Palestinian racism

Along with the usual trend each December of Canada voting with Israel, the USA and a couple of small countries beholden to the US, opposing most pro-Palestinian resolutions at the United Nations, it has also been an embarrassing time...


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Remove racist Africa only travel ban, says Ugandan-born director of Canadian Foreign Policy Institute

Press release sent by Just Peace Advocates, December 17 for Canadian Foreign Policy Institute. MONTREAL, Quebec -- The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute has launched an email campaign calling on the Liberals to “Remove racist travel ban and support a Covid...


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Over 13.5 million letters sent in 2021

More than 30 campaigns, resulting in more than 75,000 letters sent to over 13.5 million recipients.


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More than 50 media releases to 2500 media contacts during 2021

During 2021, working with dozens of organizations across Canada, Just Peace Advocates put out more than one press release each week on topics that do not make the main stream media. Check out the releases we sent.


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Just a few days remaining to sign CANADIAN PARLIAMENTARY PETITION in support of Palestine’s children

Sign petition that from residents of Canada, calling upon the Government of Canada to call for an urgent study by the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development to review Israel’s treatment of...


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Royal Bank of Canada responses on Palantir & Costal GasLink pathetic–unsigned, say nothing, from generic email

RBC sent responses letter to the Palestine Solidarity organizations and to Gidimt’en Checkpoint leadership. In both cases response were sent from a basic company email address and was unsigned by RBC leadership. 


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Take Action: NDP must oppose F-35 purchase

The Liberals are moving towards acquiring 33% more F-35’s than even Harper’s Conservatives had planned to purchase. But the NDP has been largely silent as the Liberals look set to break their promise on the costly warplane the NDP...


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Just Peace Advocates one of original organizations joining in Solidarity Statement: From Wet’suwet’en to Tkaronto We Demand an End to the Criminalization of Indigenous Land Defenders

Indigenous Land Defender, Vanessa Gray, was targeted at her home by Toronto Police Services who charged her in connection to a solidarity action in Toronto attended by hundreds of people on November 21st in response to a violent raid...


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Human Rights as Terror: Authoritarianism as Democracy=

This event was organized in response to the recent escalated crackdowns in the subject regions, the launching of the US-led “Summit for Democracy” (December 9-10) and Human Rights Day (December 10). With: Carolyn Nash (Asia Advocacy Director, Amnesty International...


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 This #GivingTuesday join us in our work for justice for Palestine & Kashmir

As a grassroots, volunteer, not-for-profit organization, we depend on your support of our Palestine, Kashmir and other ant-imperial work. Therefore, we welcome any support you can provide to our work.  We are a registered not-for-profit corporation in Canada. In the USA donations...


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The Canadian Association of University Teachers resolution marks a critical moment in the protection of academic freedom

On November 26, 2021, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) national council in a critical and historic move voted unanimously to oppose the IHRA definition. With this historic decision, CAUT has indicated that it supports the academic freedom of its members and recognizes...


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India arrests prominent Kashmir human rights defender under ‘terror’ law

On November 22, 2021, Khurram Parvez, a leading global human rights defender was arrested at his residence in Srinagar in Indian occupied Kashmir. Khurram Parvez and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) are internationally recognized as model defenders of...


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#StandWithThe 6: Parliamentary Petition to the Government of Canada

Almost 1K Canadian have signed parliamentary petition calling on Canada to reverse the designation of human right defenders. #StandWithThe6


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Trudeau set to break promise on F-35. Time for opposition to question Liberals’ fighter jet plans 

Yesterday (November 25) the Canadian Press reported that Boeing was notified that its Super Hornet had been disqualified from the federal government’s planned fighter jet purchase. That decision paves the way for the Trudeau government to acquire Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter. 


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It is that time of year again! The UN votes on Palestine! Nothing new– Canada’s vote at the UN since 1947 shows at best conditional support for Palestine

Certainly, it would not have looked good to vote against self-determination and expose that Canada had indeed cast its YAY vote in 2019 in an effort to get support for its UNSC bid. Seems like that stance is carrying...


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Rallies across country against fighter jet purchase 

Beginning on Monday, November 22, a week of action will take place across Canada in opposition to the Trudeau government’s plan to purchase 88 new warplanes at a cost of $19 billion ($77 billion over their lifecycle). Rallies will be...


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Just Peace Advocates stands in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Indigenous Land Defenders

Just Peace Advocates expresses our strong solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people’s struggle to defend their territory from Canadian settler colonialism and the Coastal GasLink pipeline.


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Update on the force displacement of the 4 families in Sheikh Jarrah

Update from the Civic Coalition for Palestinain Right in Jerusalem about the high court unfair offer to the families of Sheikh Jarrah.


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Palestine advocacy and the law in Canada

As we approach the end of 2021, we reflect on the shifts in Palestine advocacy over this year and its interface with law in Canada, doing so in the context of what is happening in Palestine and internationally. Join Canadian lawyers,...


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Finance Minister and Parliament are accountable for CPPIB–Canada’s public pension continues to support war crimes

The  2021 CPPIB Annual Report  showed increased investments in Israeli war crimes with at least 10 companies identified by the UN as complicit in war crimes. We ask the CPPIB to take all steps necessary to ensure that the activities...


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Defending Palestinian Human Rights is not “Terrorism”

This criminalization of Palestinian advocacy is unacceptable and unfounded; Palestinian-Canadians and their supporters have no intention of allowing biased officials to suppress their democratic rights and their voices. We will continue to work for justice and equality for Palestinians,...


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Royal Bank of Canada say NO to Palantir

Palantir provides their Artificial Intelligence (AI) predictive system to Israeli security forces, to identify people in occupied Palestine. The Royal Bank of Canada has over 2 M shares valued at over $56 M USD in Palantir holdings. This relationship flies in...


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Just Peace Advocates supports the Statement of the International Community Must Support and Protect Palestinian Civil Society

Just Peace Advocates joins with 230+ other groups to, express our full solidarity with Palestinian civil society and human rights defenders as Israel continues to escalate its attacks to shut down critical human rights work and silence opposition to...


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Defending Palestinian Human Rights is not “Terrorism”

 Now with ten organizations, the Israeli regime has fully adopted as standard practice and policy the “terrorist” designation of organizations that effectively challenge its control and expose its crimes on the local, regional and international levels.


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Action: Canadian Parliamentary Petition highlights the work of Al-Haq & DCIP regarding Palestine’s children

With the recent attack on Al-Haq, DCIP and other organizations, the message of this petition is that we respect and value the decades of human rights and international law experience and expertise of these organizations.


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Canadians call Trudeau to demand Biden #FreeAlex Saab

We join with Canadian civil society in a call to Trudeau in his new mandate to not follow the dictates of USA foreign policy, and to condemn the kidnapping of Ambassador Saab, noting that is a violation of the...


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Canadian Call to #FreeAlexSaab

On October 16, 2021, Alex Saab was kidnapped by the USA from Cabo Verde to the USA. The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse by the US in enforcing its unilateral coercive measures...


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Breaking News: Alex Saab has been extradited

October 16: Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's envoy Alex Saab has been extradited to the United States - Cape Verde National Radio Canadian lawyerand member of the Just Peace Advocates board John Philpot has just arrived back from the meeting...


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Anti-Racist Groups Concerned Canada’s Proposed “Online Harms” Legislation Could Do More Harm Than Good

As organizations and individuals with expertise in anti-racism, we are profoundly concerned by the government’s proposed “online harms” legislation – purporting to address “terrorist content,” “content that incites violence,” “hate speech,” “non-consensual sharing of intimate images,” and “child sexual exploitation content.” 


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#LetKashmirDecide Global Coalition

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to share information about the #LetKashmirDecide Global Coalition launch on Sunday, October 17 from Azad Jammu Kashmir and elsewhere around the world.


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The Canadian election and human rights in Kashmir  #VoteKashmir

During #Exln44, several hundred people from across Canada have pledged to be in touch with candidates from all parties in almost one-third of the federal electoral ridings about the grave situation in Kashmir.


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Canada-wide call to candidates to speak out about Indian Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

With the federal election less than a week away, people from across Canada have been in touch with candidates from all parties in about 100 ridings across the country about the grave situation in Kashmir.


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New Democratic Party candidates support Canada addressing India’s human right violations in Kashmir

Several NDP candidates and one GPC candidate have provided responses that support Canada taking steps to call for end of human rights violations in Kashmir by India.


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Bloc Québécois to address India Humans Rights Violations in Kashmir

The BQ revealed in their response that they have written to the High Commissioner of India to express their disapproval of the repeal of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, and that they intend to continue to denounce this...


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Open Letter to the States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty on the Need to Impose a Comprehensive Two-Way Arms Embargo on Israel

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to join with a global coalition of leaders –from civil society to academia, art, media, business, politics, indigenous and faith communities, and people of conscience around the world– call upon the States Parties to...


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Bloc Québécois indicates support for people of Kashmir/ Le Bloc Québécois indique son soutien au peuple du Cachemire

The Bloc Québécois (BQ) has responded to questions sent to the party and its leader in regard to its stance on Canadian foreign policy as it relates to Kashmir. The BQ is the first political party to respond to...


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In this federal election, Vote Kashmir

Join the growing movement of individuals and organizations who have endorsed the Vote Kashmir campaign, which calls for a human rights based approach on Canada’s policies on self-determination for Kashmir. Our grassroots campaign will ensure that political parties and...


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This federal Election: Vote Palestine

Today, a partnership of Canadian advocacy groups launched Vote Palestine: a campaign and online resource to put issues of human rights in Palestine-Israel on the agenda for the federal election. Central to the campaign is a joint platform of...


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#NoIsraeliArms4Canada

Cancel the procurement process for the estimated $5 B contract for armed surveillance drones; Join over 50 civil society organizations in this call respresenting 70+ organizations.


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Two years later, Canada still silent on India’s colonization of Kashmir

Today marks two years since the Kashmiri people lost their autonomous status. On August 5, 2019,  the president of India arbitrarily revoked Article 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution and suspended the Jammu and Kashmir constitution.  The Canadian government and media, as...


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Complaint challenges illegal subsidies to Israeli military

A formal legal complaint was submitted to the Canada Revenue Agency today concerning the charitable status of the Canadian Zionist Cultural Association (CZCA). Canadian Palestinian refugee Khaled Mouammar and Independent Jewish Voices member Rabbi David Mivasair have asked the CRA to...


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Palestine Solidarity and the Boycott Movement: An Inter-Generational Dialogue

A moderated, dynamic and inter-generational discussion of the history, current challenges and prospects for the Palestine solidarity movement in Canada. August 3 Webinar. Be sure to register.


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Congratulations to Jonathan Kuttab

Just Peace Advocates joins in congratulating Jonathan Kuttab on his appointment as the Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) executive director. Jonathan is a cofounder and Board member of Just Peace Advocates.


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Just Peace Advocates joins statement on the 10th anniversary of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Just Peace Advocates is one of 65 organizations that has signed a joint oral intervention to the UN Human Rights Council 47th Session, as part of the panel on the tenth anniversary of guiding principles on business and human...


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Just Peace Advocates joins more than 130 groups call on PM Trudeau to end prejudiced audits of Muslim charities

More than 130 groups signed an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and members of his cabinet, raising concerns and calling for action in regards to the Canada Revenue Agency’s prejudiced audits of Muslim charities, under the auspices of...


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Liberal parliamentary petition calling for Israel’s accountability in war crimes against Palestine’s children

Liberal MP for Scarborough Centre Salma Zahid presented parliamentary petition that she sponsored calling for Israel's accountability in war crimes against Palestine's children. Almost 5,000 Canadian signed this petition, and we await the Liberal response.


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Detailed legal review of the Suppression of Scholarship on Palestine at the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law came under widespread criticism after being accused of caving to external pressure from a sitting federal judge and university donor not to hire Dr. Valentina Azarova as director for its renowned International...


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The case of Alex Saab – US abduction of Venezuelan diplomat, a global challenge 

With the possible extradition of a Venezuelan diplomat to the US on bogus charges, an emergency human rights delegation organized by the International Campaign to Free Alex Saab was quickly dispatched to Cabo Verde, where he is imprisoned. This...


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Liberals right to embrace MP who calls Israel an “apartheid” state

anti-Semitism summit.


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Defence critic out of step with NDP grassroots

Garrison is out of step with NDP members on Palestinian rights. His militarism is also not shared by most in the party. It is time Garrison was removed as NDP defence critic.


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CPP investments continue to support Israeli war crimes

The Naksa. June 5, 2021, 4 years of military occupation in the occupied Palestinian and Syrian Golan territories. The recent 2021 CPPIB Annual Report while showing that CPPIB has divested from General Mills, indicates increased investments in Israeli war crimes with...


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The brutal Saudi-led, U.S.-backed, Canada-armed war in Yemen has gone on for over six years.

This war has killed almost a quarter of a million people, and Yemen today remains the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Over 4 million people have been displaced because of the war, and 80% of the population, including...


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Call for Action HRC 30th Special Session

On 27 May 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will hold a Special Session in relation to the escalating human rights violations against the Palestinian people on both sides of the Green Line. What you can do to take action.


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BREAKING: Activists cover Israeli consulate steps with river of “blood” 

Toronto, Ontario —Today members of the Jewish community and allies delivered a clear message at the Israeli consulate in Toronto about bloodshed from Israel’s violence in Gaza and across historic Palestine.


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Declaration by ReImagine Co in London, Ontario to be apartheid-free

Just Peace Advocates welcomes the news that Reimagine Co. in London Ontario has announced it is  apartheid free. The Coalition applauds Reimagine Co on being a space of proactive solidarity with the Palestinian people and committing not to sell...


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The Innumerable Ways Canada Supports Israeli Apartheid

This event is for anyone living in Canada who wants to understand how Canada is complicit in Palestinian dispossession and what you can do about it. Friday, May 21, 2021 07:00 PM ET


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Take Action: Schulich’s link to the horror of Israel’s colonial violence

The Schulich School of Business conducts a “Doing Business in Israel” seminar, which entails sending Schulich students to study in Israel for a 10-day, 36-contact hour seminar. Take 1 minute to write to the Dean of Schulich School of Business,...


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Recent Media: help protect Palestinians from Israeli war crimes by applying Canadian law

As Israel’s occupation forces escalate their violence against Palestinians Canada must apply its laws concerning support for foreign militaries. The Foreign Enlistment Act makes it illegal to induce or recruit for a foreign military and Canada Revenue Agency guidelines state...


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Media Release: Canada should respond to Israeli violence by applying its laws

The Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Just Peace Advocates and thousands of Canadians want the federal government to apply Canadian laws concerning support for foreign militaries to help protect Palestinians from Israeli violence.


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Nakba 73 – Ongoing Nakba, Ongoing Resistance

As we mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, we, the undersigned, join together to reaffirm our commitment to the Palestinian people’s struggle for justice, return, and liberation. We commemorate the loss experienced by Palestinians in 1948 when hundreds...


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Nakba73: Hold Canadian government accountable to own laws.

As Israel’s occupation forces escalate their violence against Palestinians Canada must apply its laws concerning support for foreign militaries. Write letter to Minister Lametti and Lebouthillier and all MPs.


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Canadian to run 125 km ultra-marathon to support Gaza during COVID

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to support another project centred around an even greater effort by Russell Lavis, a young man from Toronto. Last November, he ran 100km Ultramarathon and raised over $10,000 to benefit Palestinian mothers and children....


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#SaveSheikhJarrah: Demand Action and Accountability from the Canadian Government

In occupied Jerusalem, Palestinians from the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan are threatened with imminent expulsion and violent forced eviction from their homes by the Israeli occupation regime.  This is part of the ongoing Nakba in Palestine -- the...


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Matthew Green sponsors Parliamentary Petition to Investigate Illegal Israeli Military Recruiting

Take a minute citizens or residents of Canada to sign a petition to call upon the Minister of Justice to undertake a thorough investigation of those who have recruited or facilitated recruiting for the Israel Defense Forces, and, if warranted, lay charges against those...


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Palestine Prisoner Day: Sign parliamentary petition to hold Israel accountable for its treatment of Palestinian children.

As we approach Palestinian prisoners day, Just Peace Advocates is pleased to have initiated this petition in support of justice for children who face military law in Palestine.


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Boycott Israeli dates. Break fast with Palestinian Medjoul.

Ramadan Kareem. Be sure to Break fast with Palestinian medjoul. Boycott Israeli dates.


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#SaveSheikhJarrah – protect Palestinian families and stop Israeli ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem!

Four Palestinian families have been ordered by an Israeli district court to leave their homes by May 2 or face forced eviction, while three more families have been ordered evicted by August. Join over 600 people who have already written...


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NDP votes to sanction Israel 

At the party’s ongoing convention delegates voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Palestine Resolution. It calls for “Ending all trade and economic cooperation with illegal settlements in Israel-Palestine” and “Suspending the bilateral trade of all arms and related materials with the State...


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Canadian BDS Coalition: 5 Years and Counting

Canadian BDS Coalition was founded 5 years ago and has highlighted many BDS campaigns over that time....#BoycottTEVA #BoycottPuma #AirCanadaComplicity #RaptorsDontGo #BoycottHP Just Peace Advocates is one of about 25 groups across Canada that are part of the Canadian BDS Coalition....


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Just Peace Advocates joins to tackle hate & protect dissent

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to be one of over 50 organizations representing more than 1 million Canadians sent a letter to Justice Minister David Lametti - LaSalle Émard Verdun & Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault today regarding the soon-to-be...


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In memory of Nour Ali Mallah. Donations to Operation Nour

It is with much heart break that we share the news of the death of Nour Ali Mallah.  Nour, the 23 year old daughter of Just Peace Advocates' board member Ali Mallah, was commited to the ideals of truth and justice.   In...


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Land Day 2021: on-line conversation with Sabri Jiryis & Jonathan Kuttab

"Land Day 2021 conversation with Sabri Jiryis & Jonathan Kuttab" The Palestinian people’s future within the Ongoing Zionist Settler-colonial and Apartheid Project Moderator: Aseel al Bajeh, LLM, legal researcher & advocacy officer at Al-Haq Sabri Jiryis, lawyer, former director of Palestine Research...


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A response from Global Affairs, a year later, regarding Canada’s stance on the ICC jurisdiction on Palestine

On April 29, 2020, 42 Canadian civil society organizations were among 183 Palestinian, Regional and International Human Rights Organisations that wrote to the International Criminal Court (ICC) indicating it is “Time to Investigate Crimes in Palestine, Time for Justice.” A year later,...


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Just Peace Advocates joins 550+ Organisations call to UN Human Rights Council including sanctions

Rooted in institutionalised oppression, displacement, and dispossession of the Palestinian people since the start of the Nakba in 1948, Palestinians continue to experience an ongoing-Nakba – an ongoing reality of Israeli settler-colonialism and apartheid. Since 3 November 2020, Humsa...


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CBC has changed the headline to say West Bank.

An article appeared on the CBC website on March 16th using an Associated Press Article, entitled New Dead Sea scrolls found in desert cave in Israel. Father Robert Assaly contcted the CBC, to point out this was...


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Applied Research Proposal Call

Art: The Art of Occupied Palestine, Palestinian artist: Taqi Spateen, Just Peace Advocates supports research-based advocacy. This begins with the facts that further the principles of human rights and international law. Research information is critical to support Just...


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Canada’s public pension board urged to divest from companies identified as violating human rights by the United Nations

On March 8, over 70 organizations along with dozens of individuals contacted the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board about its investment in funds related to Israeli occupation of Palestine and the Syrian Golan Heights.


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Join us for a NEW #Justice4ElHalabi Social Media Storm – Sunday, 14 March

LAST TIME, your tweets alone reached 3.1 million people – and thousands of you participated. With Mohammed El-Halabi, Palestine’s “Humanitarian Hero,” facing a new unjust Israeli hearing this week, join us on Sunday, March 14 in a social media...


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We join with Samidoun & 300+ other organizations to say #FreePalestinianStudents

Just Peace Advocates has joined Samidoun’s campaign to #FreePalestinianStudents. The Coalition is pleased to be among 300+ organizations from around the world who support the campaign.


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CPPIB urged to divest from Israeli war crimes

Over 200 have signed on to urge the CPPIB to divest from Israeli war crimes. Write letter 70+ organizations from across Canada and around the world, and 130+ individuals including former federal members of parliament Libby Davies & Jim Manly, former UN...


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Political Advocacy and National Liberation are not “Terrorism”

Just Peace Advocates was one of an initial 25 groups that joined Canada Palestine Association to endorse a call to reject moves by the Israeli government and its lobby in Canada to criminalize Palestinian advocacy. Among these groups...


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Suggestions on how Canadian government can advance justice and peace for Palestine

For Canada to promote peace in Israel/Palestine, it needs to break out of the conventional paradigm of previous administrations and seek out a policy that is based on its own principles and ethics, and must not be slavishly following...


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#Justice4ElHalabi

#Justice4ElHalabi  Twitter Storm and Social Media Campaign Sunday, February 28 10 am Pacific - 1 pm Eastern - 7 pm central Europe - 8 pm Palestine Use the hashtag: #Justice4ElHalabi https://bit.ly/justice4elhalabi Write letter to Canadian government Mohammed El-Halabi is the former director of World Vision in...


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Take action: East Jerusalem under Threat

Let Canadian government know you are concerned about evictions in East Jerusalem. Sign Parliamentary Petition On the 15th of February 2021, the Israeli district court rejected the appeal of the four families in Sheikh Jarrah, Skafi, Al Qasim, Al Jaouni,...


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Say No To Illegal Military Recruiting in Canada

It is a crime in Canada to recruit anyone for a foreign military. It is also a crime to aid and abet such recruitment by offering incentives and encouraging any person to serve in a foreign military. The Foreign Enlistment...


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Feb. 5,2021: Expressing solidarity with the people of Kashmir under India’s illegal occupation

February 5th is day of solidarity with the people of Kashmir. In November 2020, the government responded to three petitions with regard to the situation in Indian occupied Kashmir. One was sponsored by Liberal MP Ratansi, another by NDP MP...


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500 letters in hours: to CBC on its dismissing of international law protection for Palestine

Recent reporting on Covid-19 apartheid vaccination again qualified by CBC, this time negating international law with inaccurate rhetoric about Oslo. Over 500 people wrote the CBC within a few hours to say this is not about Oslo, this is about...


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Standing with Dr. Hassan Diab

In June 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated, “I think, for Hassan Diab, we have to recognize first of all that what happened to him never should have happened. This is something that obviously was an extremely difficult situation...


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MP to speak at “No illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada” webinar

On Wednesday, February 3, a coalition of 50+organizations is hosting an event to oppose illegal Israeli military recruitment in Canada. The event includes Bloc Québécois MP Mario Beaulieu, Rabbi David Mivasair, attorney John Philpot and Aseel al Bajeh of...


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600+ have spoken, Urgent Action for Mohammed El Halabi, former World Vision director

Over 600 have written to Justice Minister Garneau calling for an urgent action for Mohammed El Halabi, former World Vision director. Mohammed el-Halabi was arrested in June 2016, and now is facing his 155-court appearance on January 31, 2021. In...


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Online Webinar, No Illegal Israeli Military Recruiting, Feb. 3/21, 1900 ET

On February 3, 2021, 1900 ET, a panel will discuss the illegal Israeli military recruiting happening in Canada.


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PRESS RELEASE: Activists block trucks at company transporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, demand Canada stop fuelling war in Yemen

Just Peace Advocates joins 300 organizations form around the world to say #StopArmingSaudi #YemanCantWait. Read the reease about activists blocking trucks at company transproting weapons to Saudi Arabia, demanding Canada stop fuelling war in Yemen.


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Jonathan Kuttab release of “Beyond the Two State Solution”

Jonathan Kuttab’s decades of legal service and creative activism has led him to write this important bok "Beyond the Two State Solution." Get your copy and engage in this much needed conversation.


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Over 2 million letters sent since April 2020

Just Peace Advocates hosted 30+ letter writing campaigns from April to December 2020, that reached well over 2M recipients, with 12,5+K letters sent. Several of these were with partners. Over 30 separate letters have been sent, including to the...


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Evidence delivered to RCMP for their investigation into illegal recruitment for Israeli military

Send letter to RCMP Immediate Release Evidence delivered to RCMP for their investigation into illegal recruitment for Israeli military January 3, 2021 Today new evidence was provided to Rob O'Reilly, chief of staff for the office of the RCMP Commissioner, regarding illegal...


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Canada vote at the UN since 1947 shows at best conditional support for Palestine

An overall analysis since 1947, has now been completed of Canada's United Nations voting record, by Just Peace Advocates, and it reminds us Canada's support over 73 years for Palestine at the UN has at best been conditional


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Canada’s voting at the United Nations 1947 onwards

An overall analysis since 1947, has now been completed of Canada’s United Nations voting record, by Just Peace Advocates, and it is a reminder of the longer picture. A picture that speaks to Canada’s at best conditional support regarding...


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Ontario Attorney General Deputy confirms Order-in-Council relates to IHRA matters within the discretion of a Ministry of the Crown

Ontario Attorney General Deputy confirms Order-in-Council relates to IHRA matters within the discretion of a Ministry of the Crown


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Complaint sent to the RCMP regarding Foreign Recruiting in Canada for the Israel Defense Forces

Subsequent to Justice Minister Lametti's indication the the prosecutor and police would follow up on the legal complaint provided to him regarding illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada, the complaint has been sent to the RCMP.


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OMNI Arab interview regarding illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada

OMNI Arab language interview with Khaled Mouammar regarding illegal Israeli miiltary recruiting in Canada.


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Legal & civil society organizations to say no IHRA

Legal and civil society organizations have come together to say Stop Bill 168. Bill 168 is being considered by the Ontario Legislative Standing Commitee on Justice Policy as the final process before it would move to third reading....


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Canada’s Silence on India’s Colonization of Kashmir

Over 1,000 joined us on Zoom and FB live for the public forum hosted by twenty-five Canadian civil society organizationson October 22 to consider Canada's policy in regard to Kashmir. View the recording and learn more.


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Ultra Marathon — support World Vision work in West Bank, Jerusalem & Gaza

@RussellTheRunner in his October 18 marathon has raised over $1300 for the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, and now returns "changing it up a bit" to a 100 KM ultramarathon for work of World Vision Canada in...


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No illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada

Today, October 19, a complaint has been provided to Justice Minister Lametti, in regard to the illegal Israeli miliary recuriting happening in Canada. An open letter signed by Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, Ken Loach, former MP Jim Manly, as well...


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Write to Jagmeet & the NDP team: Reminder of 2018 commitment for Palestinian child detainees

Take a minute. Write a letter to Jagmeet Singh and the New Democratic Party to say we've noticed that Palestine's children are not a priority for you!


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Canada’s silence on India’s colonization of Kashmir – October 22 event

On October 22, Canadian Foreign Policy Insitute, Canadians for Peace and Justice in Kashmir, Just Peace Advocates, Justice for all Canada and others are organizing a webinar with a stellar lineup of academics, authors and activists reflecting on “Canada's...


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Canadian media repression of Palestine

Take one minute and send a letter to public editors at the Toronto Star and Globe & Mail. Both the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star have treated the UofT Law withdrawal of an offer of employment to human...


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Petition to Parliament – end the Gaza blockade & align with rest of world at UN

Paul Manly, member of parliament for Nanaimo—Ladysmith presented a petition, signed by close to 3,000 people the federal parliament, urging Canada to demand Israel immediately and permanently lift the blockade on Gaza and that Canada align its United Nations...


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Memo to Bob Rae and Stephen Lewis: Palestine does matter

On September 20, Bob Rae and Stephen Lewis spoke to the CBC’s Piya Chattopadhyay about the UN’s 75th anniversary and the institution’s continued relevance in the world. Both Rae and Lewis talked about what can be done to protect...


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Two Kashmir petitions make it to parliament this week

Two petition calling the Canadian government to action related to Indian colonization in Kashmir were presented this week in paraliment. Kashmir was last mentioned in Parliament in regard to occupation by India by Svend Robinson in 2003. The...


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Just Peace Advocates joins call to UNGA to investigate apartheid

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to join with Palestinian and other international civil society call to UNGA to investigate apartheid. Apartheid is a crime against humanity, giving rise to individual criminal responsibility and State responsibility to bring the illegal situation...


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Minister Champagne “regrets” his schedule does not allow a meeting with Kashmiri diaspora and allies

Response to Kashmiri diaspora and allys from Foreign Affairs Minister Champagne totally ignored the military occupation, the year long lock down, and the rampid colonization under way that has seen towards 2 million settlers being granted residence permits since...


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Canadian Heritage Minister receives letters — CBC owes the people of Palestine an apology

Almost 700 people have written Canadian Heritage Minister Guilbeault to say he is accountable for the CBC, and the people of Palestine deserve an apology from our public broadcaster.


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Stephen Lewis, we respectfully beg to differ. PALESTINE did factor in Canada’s UNSC loss

Just Peace Advocates is pleased to share a letter written by Father Robert Assaly in response to comments from Stephen Lewis stating that Canada's recent failure to win a United Nations Security Council seat "had nothing to do" with...


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Petitions to be presented to parliament in upcoming session

Two petitions to the Government of Canada initiated by Just Peace Advocates and other partners have now closed. These await presentation by their MP sponsors to the Canadian parliament as it resumes post the throne speech.


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#NoUNSC4Canada media coverage abounded

Ireland defeated Canada for a United Nations Security Council seat on June 17, 2020, with the minimum number of votes required to avoid a runoff. Had it been one less vote for Ireland, then the second seat open in...


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Call for Solidarity by Palestinian Christians

Most churches and Christian organizations are silent on Palestine. At General Council in 2003, a resolution was passed indicating that the United Church of Canada’s had recognized Israel as a Jewish state. Until 2012, the United Church of Canada...


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Just Peace Advocates in the Media on Kashmir

Over the past few months, Just Peace Advocates has written op-ed in the Toronto Star, Hill Times, Mondoweiss, Spring Magazine, Richocet, and several other media, as well as appeared on webinar panels, and media interviews, in regard to the...


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Palestine Legal Resource Canada Legal and Tactical Guide

Just Peace Advocates pleased to share its Palestine Legal Resources Canada portal and resources. NOW AVAILABLE: Legal and Tactical Guide and information bulletins.


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Over 1 million letters sent since April

Over a million letters sent! Between April 2020 and early September, well over one million letters were sent by friends of Just Peace Advocates to elected officials, United Nations ambassadors, diplomats, media and others.


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CBC owes the people of Palestine an apology

2000+ people have written to the CBC to condemn its deletion of the word Palestine and its subsequent apology for uttering the word Palestine. Despite this public outcry, the Canadian publicly funded broadcaster continues to protest that the word...


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CBC owes the people of Palestine an apology

Over 2,000 people have written to the CBC to condemn its deletion of the word "Palestine" and its subsequent apology for uttering it. Still, the broadcaster insists the word falls outside its standards. Express your concern about the CBC deletion...


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Justice for Palestine & Black America

Justice for Palestine and Black America. September 13 at NOON EDT. Fund raiser for the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem. Register. Watch. Donate.


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The CBC continues to insist Palestine is against CBC language standards

The CBC director of Jouralistic Standards has written to the 2K+ people who have written the CBC to express concern about the deletion of the word Palestine, followed by the apology for using the word Palestine. While more thorough...


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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...


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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...


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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.


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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....


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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


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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.


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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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The Unholy Land by Rev. Dr. A.C. Forrest

Attempts were made to silence editor of the United Church of Canada's Observer magazine, Rev. Dr. A.C. Forrest when in 1973 the United Church of Canada signed an agreement with B'nai Brith. This is an agreement that continues to...


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The United Church of Canada Taskforce to respond to 2017 call of Palestinian Christians

The United Church of Canada policy on Palstine as of 2019, does not reflect the resolutions passed by grassroots church at General Council meetings over the last 50 years. Nor does it reflect the call from Christians in...


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Jonathan Kuttab: The Mechanics of Israel’s Annexation in the West Bank

Jonathan Kuttab looks at what Israel's annexation in the West Bank may include. Few know exactly how the Israeli annexation of certain territories in the occupied West Bank will take place, but it is safe to make some observations based...


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Sanctions regardless of Annexation

Just Peace Advocates states emphatically that the Canadian government needs to follow its own domestic law and accountability to international law, and put sanctions on place regardless of annexation threats or the realization of these threats.


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Cut the Current to Israel Electric

Israel Electric Corporation is a public company, which produces and supplies electricity to all sectors of the Israeli economy, both within its so-called “1967” borders, by the United Nations, and in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, Gaza...


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Actuonix Motion Devices urged to take measures to ensure compliant with international law

Who Profits, an independent research center dedicated to exposing the role of the private sector in the Israeli occupation economy indicates that Actuonix Motion Devices components were used during the Israeli military repression of the March of Return....


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Canada’s Security Council Defeat is a Win for Palestine

“The Trudeau government’s anti-Palestinian voting record at the UN undoubtedly contributed to its failure to gain a seat on the Security Council,” said Karen Rodman. “Those who support Palestinian rights should rejoice.”


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100+ organizations and dozens of prominent individuals urge countries to vote against Canada’s bid for Security Council seat due to anti-Palestinian positions

An open letter signed by an impressive list of organizations and individuals will be delivered to all UN ambassadors asking them to vote for Ireland and Norway instead of Canada for two seats soon to be available on the...


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Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Just Peace Advocates expresses our full solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, including full support for an immediate independent inquest into the alleged murder of Regis Korchinski-Paquet who died when she fell from a high rise while...


Statement by Jonathan Kuttab regarding Khurram Parvez

"  Human Rights Defenders throughout the world are in desperate need of our solidarity and support.  They are the brave voices standing up for the universal principles of human rights and dignity.  They have no physical or political power at their...