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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; Now with the election call, we would also ask that all candidates of conscience running in the federal election take this stance.


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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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Greens fire anti-Palestinian extremist Noah Zatzman 

After a wave of criticism from pro-Palestinian activists the Green Party of Canada Executive Council Committee terminated the contract of the senior adviser to party leader Annamie Paul. Over the past week 1400 individuals have emailed Green leaders calling through a...


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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...


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