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Why I oppose Canada’s bid for the UN Security Council seat by Hanna Kawas, Chairperson, Canada Palestine Association

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

Article 1 of the Fourth Geneva Convention states: “The High Contracting Parties undertake to respect and to ensure respect for the present Convention in all circumstances.” In addition to Canada not abiding by this article, it is directly empowering Israel’s violations of international and humanitarian law.
Please don’t reward Canada for supporting and enabling Israel’s ethnic cleansingwar crimesapartheid and genocide. I call on you in the name of my father, who died without being able to return to live in his beloved homeland, to not support Canada’s bid for a UNSC seat.

Continue reading at http://cpavancouver.org/2020/06/why-oppose-canadas-bid-for-the-un-security-council-seat/

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How does the Israeli Military Censor Impact Our News Coverage? by Hanna Kawas

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

Here is a just-released open letter that demonstrates how CBC’s coverage, and their justification of such biased reporting, is both “unacceptable and disingenuous”.
… We would all do well to take a lesson in morality, humanity and objectivity regarding the Palestinian genocide, from archbishop Desmond Tutu, the renowned fighter against South African apartheid and racism, who said:

“Those who turn a blind eye to injustice actually perpetuate injustice. If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/how-does-the-israeli-military-censor-impact-our-news-coverage/

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Canada’s Betrayal of the Palestinian Refugees by Hanna Kawas

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

Israel not only blocks Palestinian refugees from returning but according to a recent report, studied how to push them out in the first place (otherwise known as planned ethnic cleansing):
“Newly-uncovered documents reveal how Israel established the ‘Professors Committee’ in the days following the occupation to devise policies to pacify the Palestinians and make them leave the West Bank and Gaza permanently.”
I expect such arrogant flaunting of UN resolutions from the supremacist regime Israel that uprooted my people and committed genocide against my nation. But far more upsetting and dehumanizing are the positions of Canada, that played and continues to play a pivotal role in Palestinian dispossession.

Continue reading at https://www.palestinechronicle.com/canadas-betrayal-of-the-palestinian-refugees/

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Netanyahu Unwilling to Test Hamas Preparedness, Fearful of Humiliation: Canadian Scholar on Tasnim News Agency

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

In my reading, I see Netanyahu holding on until the November 2019 election and then winning a fifth term. His skills and connections are unmatched, and the antics of Liberman could end up helping him. But it is a lively high-skates competition and anything can happen; except of course respect for international law, the Geneva Conventions and such irrelevant considerations.  The Israeli genocide will not let up.  That could never happen from the inside.

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Petition to Prime Minister of Canada/Premier ministre du Canada Justin Trudeau: Stop the genocide and illegal occupation/destruction of Palestine by Robert Saemerow

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

Stop the genocide and illegal occupation/destruction of Palestine. Israel is bulldozing villages and homes. Destroying Palestinian lives by its illegal occupation and crimes against humanity. Shooting unarmed men, women, children, medics and reporters. Now facing a UN backlash I call upon my Canadian government to support Palestine. Something that is long overdue. We need to put sanctions and tariffs on products and companies owned by Israel. It is the right and Canadian thing to do. Ireland is doing this. Canada should as well because “we stand on guard for thee.”

Continue reading at https://www.change.org/p/justin-trudeau-stop-the-genocide-and-illegal-occupation-destruction-of-palestine?use_react=false

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Grieve the Beloved Children: Israel and the War on Children by Judith Deutsch

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

The Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has substantiated through archival records Israel’s ethnic cleansing of 1948 in the formation of the Israeli state, methodically researched and planned since before the Holocaust. Pappe now defines Israel’s modus operandi as an “incremental genocide.” At the 2014 Russell Tribunal, former UN Special Rapporteurs on the Occupied Territories John Dugard and Richard Falk also found evidence of “incitement to genocide.” More recently, Haaretz writer Gideon Levy wrote that Israel’s real purpose in its Gaza operations is “to kill Arabs” and that the Israel Defence Forces has a “map of pain.”

Continue reading at https://socialistproject.ca/2018/06/grieve-the-beloved-children-israel-and-the-war-on-children/

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GOLDSTEIN: On Jerusalem Scheer’s right, Trudeau’s wrong by Lorrie Goldstein

Please TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW and send your letter to the UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide and the International Criminal Court Prosecutor.

In his article on the Toronto Sun, supporting Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Lorrie Goldstein charges Israel with genocide against the indigenous Palestinian people, using colonialism and genocide against the indigenous peoples of Canada as justification:

Just as Israel has been condemned by the United Nations for inhumane treatment of the Palestinians, so Canada has been condemned by the UN for inhumane treatment of Canada’s First Nations.

Just as Israel has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of the Palestinians, so Canada has been accused of ethnic cleansing and cultural genocide of its First Nations through its residential school policy and other historic wrongs.

Just as Israel has been criticized for confining the Palestinians to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers, so Canada has been criticized for confining its First Nations to small, barren pockets of land through the incursion of settlers.

And yet Canada’s right to call Ottawa its capital is unchallenged, while Israel’s right to call Jerusalem its capital is rejected by the international community, with the recent exception of the U.S. under President Donald Trump.

Such is the double standard which Israel constantly faces.

Continue reading at http://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/goldstein-on-jerusalem-scheers-right-trudeaus-wrong

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