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Jul 31, 2005 at 12:00 AM

To: Palestinian territories and Golan Height Advocacy Initiative (OPGAI)

Dear friends,

On behalf of the Canada Palestine Support Network (CanPalNet) I am writing to add our name as an endorser of your statement. The three objectives which you outline in your statement also are our objectives. The steps you encourage us to undertake to achieve these objectives make sense. We shall work to the best of our capacities, in coordination with others in Canada, to generate, reinforce and expand initiatives for boycott, sanctions and divestment.

Sincerely,
Mordecai Briemberg
CanPalNet (http://www.canpalnet.ca//)


Bethlehem, 14 July 2005

Dear Partners, friends and Supporters all over the globe;

On the behalf many the Palestinian Civil Society organizations (see attached call with list of Palestinian organizations), I am sending the attached call to the our supporters and partners in international community requesting a compressive boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel.

Today the Israeli colonialist and racist entity is escalating its oppressive and inhuman systemic policies and measures against the whole Palestinian people every where. Israel, protected by the USA and its allies, is becoming a dangerous state acts above the law and seems to get way with its crimes and violation of the international legitimacy and human rights principles. The late construction of the colonial separation wall around the Palestinians populated areas is a best example of the Israeli racism. The wall is designed and constructed in intentions to put the Palestinian population inside ghettos, not only separates Palestinians from Israelis, but also isolated Palestinians from each others and their land. The illegal building of the Zionist colonies and Jewish-only-roads, on the land taken by force from the Palestinian farmers in West Bank, added to the daily suffering and sense of injustice among the Palestinians citizens, reinforcing, at the same time,a racist discriminatory and the racial superiority of the Israeli settlers.

The Israeli occupation and the daily humiliation and aggression continues to touch every single Palestinian citizens in every aspect of our daily life.

Using the occasion of one year on the ICJ decision of considering the wall as illegal, and refusal the state of Israel to comply with the court decisions, a wide sector of the Palestinian Civil Society organizations including NGOs, Professional associations, political parties, women organizations and and refugee committees — from inside and outside Palestine — have launched a collective call to the international community requesting compressive boycott - Divest and sanctions on Israel. While, we are certain of your support to our struggle against the oppression, occupation and racism, we seek your endorsement of this call. Whenever possible organize boycott campaigns— including economic, cultural, academic, sport, social boycott— in your respective societies as well as making pressure on governments to halt their cooperation with the state of Israel until its complete withdrawal from the Occupied Palestinian territories, and the compliance with the international legitimacy and laws.

In Solidarity

Hanan Aruri
Palestinian territories and Golan Height Advocacy Initiative (OPGAI)
Palestine

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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.

Alliance of Concerned Jewish Canadians
Alliance de Canadien/nes juif/ves concerné/es
68, av. Duluth est
Montréal QC H2W 1G8 Canada
(514) 284-6642

ACJC2006@yahoo.ca
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ACJC2006

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