Open Shuhuda Street
Join the international campaign led by local Palestinian volunteers to call for an end to the restrictions in the city of Hebron — call for the reopening of Hebron’s main street, an end to the segregation in Hebron, an end to the human rights violations, and an end to the Israeli occupation. These events are hosted by Friends of Hebron.
Read some of the progress CJPME has made with the help of people who write letters. It shows we can all do something even when it seems things are getting worse and the situation seems hopeless.The Palestinians need the ingernational community to stand along side and so they know we care and will show it by our actions here.
Canada renews and increases funding for Palestinian refugees! Just yesterday, Canada announced a $90 million three-year aid package for the UN Palestinian aid agency (UNRWA)! For years, CJPME and others have been pushing the government to increase its aid to Palestinian refugees – and this pressure finally paid off. For the next three years, Canada will be giving $30 million to UNRWA – money which primarily provides education and healthcare for Palestinian refugees. Thanks to all our supporters who sent emails to the government about UNRWA!
Big campaigns to improve Canada’s voting at the UN. Over 9000 Canadians participated in our three recent campaigns to improve Canada’s annual voting at the UN! Thanks to everyone who made themselves heard! On the bright side, Canada maintained its UN vote in support of Palestinian self-determination. But there is much more to do. The work continues.
Read Cory Balsam’s blog in the Times of Israel examining the IHRA definition of anti-semitism – its supporters and detractors. Cory is the National co-ordinator of Independent Jewish Voices Canada. Please read to learn how to take action in preventing to the adoption of the IHRA definition here in Canada.
Take a minute to write to the Canadian members of parliament, and Canadian Ambassador to the UN Bob Rae Let them know that you are concerned about the situation in Jerusalem.
Call on the government of Canada to insist Israel stop its eviction of the Palestinian families in Sheik Jarrah, and its carrying out the announced land settlement of title and registration policy in occupied East Jerusalem which will result in the permanent appropriation of Palestinian land by the State of Israel in flagrant violation of international law.
Tell Canada it is time to take diplomatic and economic steps to stop Israel’s violations of international law. This includes Israel’s continued building of settlements and forced displacement in the West Bank including occupied Jerusalem, as well as Israel’s blockade of Gaza.
Can you join me and write a letter? Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/letter-to-canadian-government-jerusalem?source=email&