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Emergency rally for Palestine: Defend Al-Quds/Jerusalem
Dec 08, 2017 at 11:35 AM

All out for Palestine!!
Friday, Dec. 8, 5 pm
US Consulate, 1095 W. Pender, Vancouver, BC

 

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In an atrocious move that has been 70 years in the making, Trump has declared moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This is an escalation on a conflict that’s costing Palestinian lives on a genocidal level. It overturns decades of pseudo-attempts at the peace process and is yet another iteration of the colonial project of sewing sectarianism in the region to justify imperialist wars.

Palestinians have called for 3 days of rage and demonstrations at US Embassies everywhere. It's a moral imperative for the international community to reject US aggression on Palestine. We demand the government of Canada to condemn Trump’s decision to move Israeli capital to Jerusalem and to withdraw its support for Israel.


Co-hosted by: Canada Palestine Association and StopWarCa - Vancouver Coalition for Justice & Peace


This rally takes place on the occupied, unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the x?m?θkw?y??m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:l? and S?l?ílw?ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Canada reluctantly joins international consensus on Jerusalem
Dec 07, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Under foreign and domestic pressure, Canada reluctantly joins international consensus opposing Trump's decision on Jerusalem. 

Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced on Dec 6th that Canada would not be following the US lead in moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But she was very careful not to criticize Donald Trump’s decision. Read more….

Barely a week after Canada found itself isolated at the UN General Assembly over the Israel/Palestine issue, Minister Chrystia Freeland appeared to rejoin the international consensus on Israel/Palestine by declining to follow President Trump’s decision recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. 
 
But while she "declined to follow" she did not criticize... 
 
Why Hassan Diab’s ongoing incarceration in France is Canada’s ‘Dreyfus Affair’
Nov 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed
By Heather Menzies, November 27, 2017

“The Hassan Diab case is beginning to reek of the late 19th-century ‘Dreyfus Affair’ now that a fourth French judge’s order for Diab’s release for lack of evidence has been quashed at a higher level, and this Canadian academic and father of two small children begins his fourth year in solitary confinement in a French prison, without charge or trial."
 
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Launch of the "Nakba-60 Campaign"

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights

29 November 2007

60 Years After the UN Partition Plan

Launch of the "Nakba-60 Campaign" - a Global Campaign for the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

"We had a country, but they they came and stole our country", members of the old generation of Palestinian refugees from towns and villages in what is now Israel summarize what happened between 1947 - 1949, and they call it the "Nakba" (catastrophe). "Look, they are stealing our country", say Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank today. They point at Israel's Wall, roads, military checkpoints and Jewish colonies which deprive them of access to some 40 percent of the land and cause more displacement. "This is our Nakba; the Nakba is ongoing", they say.

Today, 60 years after the UN Partition Plan, Palestinians and people of conscience worldwide launch a year-long campaign of public awareness-raising and education about the Nakba and Israel's discriminatory Apartheid-like regime over the Palestinian people in the 1967 OPT, Israel and in exile.

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