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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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Le Devoir reported on illegal Israeli military recruiting in Canada

October 19, 2020, Marie Vastel reported in Le Devoir on the complaint sent to Justice Minister Lametti in regard to illegal Israei military recruiting in Canada. The following day after asking Minister Lametti about the complaint, Marie Vastel...


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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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Canadian bid for UN security seat unnerved by over 1000 individual letters sent to UN ambassadors urging to vote against Canada due to anti-Palestinian record

It seems IK+ letters written to UN ambassadors has caught the attention of the Canadian government, desperate to advance their UN security council seat bid. Just Peace Advocates learned that on June 10, 2020, a letter from Canada’s United...


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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...


Preserving the Palestinian Identity of East Jerusalem

The CCPRJ’s mission is to mobilize efforts, capacities and resources of Palestinian civil society in order to protect the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of Palestinians in Jerusalem as enshrined in international human rights and humanitarian law.


Peace Groups call upon Canadian Government to condemn assassination of Iranian scientist

Just Peace Advocates, the Canadian Council for Justice and Peace and the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute denounce the targeted assassination of Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist and physicist, in Tehran on November 27, 2020. We call upon...


The Threat to Al Quds/Jerusalem

Join our webinar on Sundary, December 6 at 13:00 ET for a discussions on threats to Masjid Al-Asqa, demographic changes underway in Al Quds/Jerusalem, house demolitions in East Jerusalem, evictions of Palestinians in Palestine and Israeli settlers in Holy...


Forced Eviction in Occupied East Jerusalem

On Sunday, October 20th, the Israeli Magistrate court issued an eviction order against four families from Sheik Jarrah Jerusalem. Israeli practices in Sheikh Jarrah are part of the Israeli policy of annexation and population transfer in occupied East Jerusalem. These practices...


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