Write letter: Canada must end impunity for Israel
Take 1 minute to write to Prime Minister Trudeau, Foreign Minister Garneau, and Canadian Ambassador to the UN Bob Rae, and let them know Canadians expect action to hold Israel accountable.
Let them know that Canada's response to the May 27, 2021 UN Human Rights Council Special Session to addresst he “Grave human rights situation in Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” is not only inadequate, it brings shame on Canada.
1. Liberal sponsored parliamentary petition requires response in next two weeks.
On April 29, 2021, Liberal Member of Parliament for Beaches-East York, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, presented a petition on behalf of residents of Canada, which called upon the Government of Canada to:
*insist Israel stop its eviction of the Palestinian families in Sheik Jarrah, stop its announced 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; and
At least four statements were made by the Canadian government over the few weeks. None of these statement addressed the call by Canadian citizens in parliamentary petition E-3031
Let the Canadian government know you will be watching for a response.
2. Just Peace Advocates and other Canadian groups are among the 120 Regional and International Organizations that called on States to Ensure Accountability and Address Root Causes in Upcoming HRC Special Session,
A draft resolution from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) calling for the establishment of a commission of inquiry on the issue circulated to UN member states, and passed at the May 27 session.
The response from the Canadian government is embarassing and shameful.
3. #SaveSilwan #SaveSheikhJarrah
Over 15,000 people wrote to the Canadian government in regard to Sheikh Jarrah. Silence, a friendly visit to Sheikh Jarrah by Canadian head of Mission to the oPt, and lack of action do not suffice!
These eviction procedures are being carried out in parellel with the pending evictions in Sheikh Jarrah where settlers are attempting to remove some 70 Palestinian families for the purpose of expanding Jewish settlement in the neighborhood. #SaveSheikhJarrah
Addressing the international community, and its leaders, Shawan Jabarin, the General Director of Al-Haq, highlighted on May 20, 2021 how the international community’s lack of political will to hold Israel to an account has allowed Israel to commit crimes against the Palestinian people as a whole. Israel’s colonial-apartheid regime, established and maintained since the Nakba of 1948, continue to deny the Palestinian people their inalienable collective rights, including the right to self-determination and to return.Listen and read more about #TimeForSanctions.
Watch the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute & Just Peace Advocates May 21, 2021 webinar on