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Canada calls for "restraint" in Israel and West Bank PDF Print E-mail
Jan 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM

“Unilateral actions, such as Palestinian initiatives toward statehood in international forums and continued Israeli settlements, are unhelpful and constitute serious obstacles to achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace.” ...

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U of T Divest event disrupted by Jewish Defense League PDF Print E-mail
Jan 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Organizers urge U of T administration to step up safety on campus

An event advertised  under the name “Palestinian Popular Resistance: Building the Student Movement,” hosted by U of T Divest, the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union ad-hoc committee on Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) received criticism from several Jewish community groups, one of which interrupted the event entirely on January 12.

Canadian Student Shot by Israeli Sniper in the West Bank PDF Print E-mail
Jan 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM

The Trudeau government remains silent on the case of a Canadian Government-Funded PhD Student who was shot by Israeli sniper in the West Bank without legal recourse against her attacker - TRNN speaks with Rehab Nazzal and her legal council, Dimitri Lascaris

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Left-wing Canadian Zionist groups decry Israeli "NGO Bill" PDF Print E-mail
Jan 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Left-wing Canadian Zionist groups are adding their voices to the outcry against controversial proposed Israeli legislation that would force NGOs to disclose if more than half their funding comes from foreign sources.

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Dear NDP, stop obeying the Israel lobby PDF Print E-mail
Aug 13, 2015 at 02:19 PM

It’s one thing for the NDP to say they don’t want to raise the red flag of Palestinian human rights during the election. After all, foreign affairs is not exactly one of the bread and butter issues politicians speak about on the hustings.

But as a Nova Scotian, it shocked me that the NDP demanded the resignation of their Nova Scotia candidate Morgan Wheeldon, after the Conservative Party smeared him for daring to criticize Israel’s brutalilty against the Palestinians.

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Demand the NDP distance itself from the smear tactics of the Conservatives and the Israel lobby. Sign the petition here.

Canadian M.O.U. with Israel Threatens Open Debate PDF Print E-mail
Feb 04, 2015 at 01:36 PM

http://www.cjpme.org/DisplayHTMLDocument.aspx?DO=795&ICID=3&RecID=1269&SaveMode=0

Montreal, February 4, 2015 — During his visit to the Middle East last month, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird signed a number of agreements with the State of Israel, among them a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding diplomatic cooperation. While the memorandum covers a variety of topics, including advocating the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the document also touches on limiting criticism of Israel, which it identifies as “the new face of anti-Semitism.” While the MOU is vague, it has the potential of being interpreted very broadly.  As such, Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) criticizes the MOU as having the potential to dangerously curtail public debate. 

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Inside the Orwellian Launch of Tories' Anti-Terrorism Act PDF Print E-mail
Jan 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

http://thetyee.ca/News/2015/01/31/Inside_Orwellian_Launch_Tories_Anti_Terrorism_Act/

TheTyee.ca
January 31, 2015
Locked up reporters, denied a look at the bill, revolt.
By Jeremy J. Nuttall

"Give us the bill!" reporters yelled.

Reporters in Ottawa became surly quickly Friday when it was discovered the government lock-up they attended for a briefing on proposed anti-terror legislation was light on information and heavy on restrictions.

The federal government was tabling Bill C-51, Canada's new ''Anti-Terrorism Act'' meant to bolster authorities' powers to prevent and dismantle terrorist activity.

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Are you already violating the feds' new anti-terror bill? PDF Print E-mail
Jan 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

http://globalnews.ca/news/1803553/are-you-already-violating-the-feds-new-anti-terror-bill/
Anna Mehler Paperny Senior Producer, Investigative Data Desk, Global News

While there are questions about how effective the new anti-terror laws will be, some wonder whether we're sacrificing personal liberty for national security.

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Canada denounces Palestinian application to ICC PDF Print E-mail
Jan 26, 2015 at 01:19 PM

Hon John Baird again adopts Israeli position

International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court, of which Canada was a founder, is based in the Hague. Its motto is "Peace through justice". The objective of the ICC is to bring criminals to justice when the local legal system proves unable do so. Apparently Canada believes this legal recourse should be available to Africans and Bosnians, but not to Palestinians.

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Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians slams Canadian Jewish Congress exclusion

PRESS  RELEASE          For immediate Release            2007-07-03
 
The Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians responded today, to the decision by the Canadian Jewish Congress to deny membership to the progressive Jewish group. The CJC issued a letter which gave no reason for its decision.

“The decision by the Canadian Jewish Congress to exclude the Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians illustrates the sectarian orientation of the forces controlling that organization,” declared ACJC Administrative Secretary Abraham Weizfeld. “The rejection of our application to become a member of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the refusal seat our delegates at the CJC Plenary on June 17th amounts to a refusal to acknowledge growing Jewish opposition to the Israeli occupation and siege of the Palestinian territories.”

“CJC’s refusal to include all tendencies in the Jewish community should be seen as a futile attempt to marginalize growing Jewish opposition to Israel’s behaviour and to the exclusive character of the Israel State,” Weizfeld continued.

 He contended that this refusal also motivated the decision by the June 17 plenary of the Canadian Jewish Congress to annul the process of conducting elections to the Board of Directors. As a result of this decision, the Board will now have 25% of its seats reserved for the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy which controls the CJC funding agency, the United Jewish Appeal. Weizfeld explained that these organizations provide unquestioning support to Israel, regardless of what it does.

The resulting vote on a resolution to amend the CJC constitution with regard to election of officers may not have passed if the Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians’ delegates had been included.

“We do not share in the uncritical support for Israel,” Weizfeld stated. “It is our position that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, which began in 1967, must end immediately. This is the view that the ACJC wanted to bring to the Canadian Jewish Congress and that the CJC leadership was determined to ignore.” The refusal to hear our independent voice is proof that the CJC is not a body representative of diverse currents in Canada's Jewish population.

“It is essential that Israel and the Palestinians – including the duly elected Prime Minister Haniyeh – begin negotiations to conclude a lasting peace without prior conditions from either side. Only this approach can put an end to this ongoing tragedy for both the Palestinian and Israeli communities,” he concluded.

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