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Just Peace Advocates campaigns provide education, and to engage civil society to hold our government, media, institutions and others accountable in relation to international law and human rights. These are specific to Palestine and Kashmir, as well as in support of other work related to self-determination, human rights, international law and the rule of law. We also partner with and support other organizations in campaigns. We stand against the tools of the colonizer in Palestine, in Kashmir, across Turtle Island and around the world.

Palestine

Palestine campaigns

Palestine-CampaignIn 1948, during the Nakba (the Catastrophe) 700,000 Palestinians were expelled and 600 villages were destroyed by zionist forces. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 provided for the right of return of those who were expelled.  Over seven decades later the people of Palestine wait for the right of return to be realized.  In 1967, the Israeli state occupied Palestine’s West Bank including East Jerusalem and Gaza.  Today, the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian territory continues, along with the occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights.

This brutal occupation continues with violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention, aka war crimes, including but not limited to illegal settlements by the occupier in the occupied territory, removing prisoners from the occupied territory to the occupiers territory, and failing to provide the rights and needs of the occupied people.

The Nation-State which is Israeli Basic Law openly proclaims not only that Israel is a Jewish state, and the state of all Jewish people, but that it is specifically NOT the state of all its citizens, and that ONLY the Jewish people have the right of self-determination in the state of Israel.  This crime of apartheid is prohibited under Protocol 1 of the Geneva Convention of 1977, and is designated as a crime under Article 7 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.  It is also prohibited under the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of apartheid adopted by the UN in 1973.

It is in this regard of freedom, equality and justice, that Just Peace Advocates does its work, specifically related to realizing the right of return, exposing the apartheid nature of the zionist state, and the addressing of violations of international law (war crimes) and human right violations.

Our feature campaign for Palestine is in support of the Al Haq campaign #Gaza2020

Feature Campaign

Al-Haq’s Gaza 20/20 campaign is internationally focused on bringing consciousness to the grave situation in Gaza, and hold the Israeli government accountable. In Canada, we are calling for Sanctions on Israel until the blockade on Gaza is lifted.

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GAZA 20/20

Al-Haq’s Gaza 20/20 campaign is internationally focused on bringing consciousness to the grave situation in Gaza and hold the Israeli government accountable. In Canada, we are calling for Sanctions on Israel until the blockade on Gaza is lifted. Join Just Peace Advocates in this call to the Canadian government for sanctions on Israel until at least the blockade on Gaza…

Kashmir

Kashmir campaigns

KashmirSince August 5, 2019, 8 million people in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) have been under complete and indefinite lock down. Thus, the current situation is urgent in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

This includes restricted movement, access to food and medicines, all in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Conservative estimates were that 13,000 children were abducted by the Indian military in the first two months of the lock down, with the whereabouts of many not known. However, this is part of over a struggle for self-determination dating back over 70 years. In 1948, the United Nations Security Council Resolution 47 promised the people of Kashmir a plebiscite to realize their own self-determination.  Still the people of Kashmir wait for this plebiscite.

Immediate Release: Human Rights Delegation Returns Home with Commitment to Intensify Efforts for Kashmir.

Canadian Human Rights delegation returns home with commitment to intensify efforts for Kashmir. Read more

Toronto, December 30, 2019.  Members of a Canadian human rights delegation have just returned from Islamabad and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) with the vow to intensify their efforts on behalf of the suffering people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. Read more

Over 2K letters sent Request for immediate intervention of the UN in the Kashmir crisis. Read more

What you need to know

  1. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is recognized as disputed territory by the United Nations and under International Law;
  2. No state has the legal right to unilaterally change that status;
  3. India’s Prime Minister Modi’s August 5, 2019 declaration revoking articles 370 and 35A of the Indian constitution is illegal.
  4. Revoking Article 35A opens the floodgate for settler-colonial project of moving in the occupier’s own population into Jammu and Kashmir. Settler-colonization needs to be condemned and not imposed on people in the twenty-first century.

While the situation is now URGENT, the human rights and international law violations are not new. Over the last 20 years, Indian occupation troops have murdered more than 95,000 Kashmiris. Thousands of Kashmiri youth have simply disappeared. The use of pellet guns has resulted in thousands of children being blinded.

Organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International as well as the UN High Commission for Human Rights (UNHCHR) have documented the Indian state crimes against innocent Kashmiris. The UNHCHR’s latest report was released on July 8, 2019.

Canada played a leading role in formulating the UN Security Council resolution in 1948 calling for an internationally supervised referendum in Jammu and Kashmir, with Canadian General Andrew McNaughton serving as President of the United Nations Security Council,

The people of Jammu and Kashmir wait 71 years later for that referendum to determine their future promised them through UN Security Council resolutions.

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Our Campaigns

Just Peace Advocates campaigns make appeals to the Canadian and other governments in Canada, to Canadian institutions, companies and civil society for accountability under international law and human rights, as well as Charter rights and Canadian law, and moral decency.

Feature Campaign


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GAZA 20/20

Al-Haq’s Gaza 20/20 campaign is internationally focused on bringing consciousness to the grave situation in Gaza and hold the Israeli government accountable. In Canada, we are calling for Sanctions on Israel until the blockade on Gaza is lifted. Join Just Peace Advocates in this call to the Canadian government for sanctions on Israel until at least the blockade on Gaza is lifted.

Join in writing the Canadian government, and other actions.

75+ organizations supported the campaign in 2019.

 

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Ongoing Campaigns


CBC

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...

CBC The Current

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...

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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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.

Israeli plan to run a cable car over Jerusalem to the walls of the Old City has angered Palestinians. (Photo: via Social Media)

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...

Unholy Land

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...

Israeli illegal settlement

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.

Cut the Current

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...

International community delivers blow to Israel lobby

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.”

Black Lives Matter

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...

Human Rights Justice for Kashmir

Human Rights Justice for Kashmir

Send la etter to Prime Minister Trudeau & Global Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne. Now that the election is over we call on the Canadian government to made Kashmir an immediate priority. It only takes 1 or 2 minutes to send a...

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No Military Law for Any Children Anywhere

Just Peace Advocates speaks out against military law being used regarding children. The Defense for Children International-Palestine campaign, No Way to Treat a Child, calls for no torture or ill treatment of children under military law.  Just Peace Advocates supports...

ABC-for-UNSC-Seat

ABC for UNSC Seat

ABC (Anyone but Canada) for the UNSC reminds us that the last 4+ years of Trudeau government has been just a “Harper Hangover.” There has been little substantial change since 2015, and so why should we expect a different outcome...

Ban Israeli Settlement Products and Services

Call on Canada to Ban Israeli Settlement Products and Services Entirely

Just Peace Advocates joins the  Palestinian international human rights organization, Al-Haq, in its call “on the Canadian Government and Parliament to take a stance against Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise, in line with Canada’s obligations under international law including not...

Palestinian Rights of those in Al Quds

Jerusalem: Working for the Palestinian Rights of those in Al Quds

Just Peace Advocates works to support the work of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem. This includes supporting The Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem to attend the United Nations Commission for Human Rights Council in Geneva The...

IHRA Promotes Racism

#NoIHRA: IHRA Promotes Racism

The IHRA definition of antisemitism is designed to silence criticism of the state of Israel and of zionism by equating this criticism with antisemitism.​  Just Peace Advocates joins in support of Independent Jewish Voices-Canada in #NoIHRA The real fight against...

Call to Christian Community in Canada

Call to Christian Community in Canada

Read the June 2017 open letter from Christians in Palestine to the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) to the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement. Click Here The letter expressed the urgent situation of the...

Past Campaigns


CBC

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...

CBC The Current

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...

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.

justpeaceadvocates-palestiine-advocacy4-1024x576

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...

final coloured logo

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.

Israeli plan to run a cable car over Jerusalem to the walls of the Old City has angered Palestinians. (Photo: via Social Media)

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...

Unholy Land

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...

Israeli illegal settlement

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.

Cut the Current

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...

International community delivers blow to Israel lobby

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.”

Black Lives Matter

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...

Palestinian Heritage Day in Canada

Make Palestine Heritage Day a Reality in Canada

Thanks to the over 1500 people who signed this petition.  It was closed when the writ was dropped, however, we will look at moving forward with another petition early in the new government administration. PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA We,...

IVotePalestine

#IVotePalestine

Just Peace Advocates joins with the Canada Palestine Association, and other organizations to say: Join our EVENT page In the upcoming Canadian general election scheduled for October 21, 2019, we commit to vote for candidates and parties that: • Support Palestinian human...


Medjool Dates from Palestine

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