Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East has launched the Peace in Palestine campaign in an effort to force Canada’s politicians to have an honest public discussion about Israel’s illegal settlements and how Canada must respond. The goal of the campaign is to have Parliament pass a motion condemning Israel’s illegal “settlements” (aka colonies), which are an ongoing obstacle to peace and violate Palestinians’ human rights.

The campaign includes a House of Commons Parliamentary ePetition open to all Canadian citizens or residents calling on the government to “demand that Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.” The petition launched mirrors the wording of UN Security Council resolution 2334 (December 2016), and has the sponsorship of NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Helène Laverdière.

You can see organizations who have endorsed the initiative and read more about Israeli settlements and why they are an obstacle to peace.

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