Christmas Message 2008 – It Is About Time To Boycott the US

To the U.S. Government: Where is the Promised Palestinian State?

The Palestinian people were promised an independent state 3 times in the last 15 years by successive U.S. government – first in 1998, then 2005, and most recently by the end of 2008. In all three cases, the promises went unfulfilled, and were intended to be unfulfilled when declared. In fact, all that resulted from these promises was more oppression, more killings, more prisoners, more theft of land, more separation walls, more check points, more apartheid segregation, more illegal settlements and more prejudicial facts on the ground.… Read more

Open Letter to Gilles Duceppe Regarding the CIC

CPA sent the following message to Gilles Duceppe questioning him about Canada Israel Committee’s claim of investment in the Bloc. As of March 1, 2009, we did not receive even an acknowledgment from Mr. Duceppe

Dear Mr. Duceppe:

Here in BC, on Dec. 19, 2008, the “Jewish Independent” quoted Moshe Ronen, the chair of the Canada Israel Committee (CIC) and the vice-president of the World Jewish Congress as saying that: “the Bloc Quebecois’ Gil Duceppe ‘is a strong friend of Israel, who identifies more with Israel than with the Palestinians.’ The two were in Israel recently and ‘he [Duceppe] agreed not to make Israel a wedge issue in Canadian politics’.” Ronen also said that the CIC had “invested in all of the political parties.” http://www.jewishindependent.ca/archives/Dec08/archives08Dec19-01.html

We in the Palestinian support movement invest only in our principles, truth, and the Quebecois and the Canadian people and would like to ask you whether Ronen’s statements are true or not, and whether you will speak out when Israel violates human rights and the Fourth Geneva Conventions?… Read more

Open Letter to Jack Layton Regarding the CIC

CPA sent the following message to Jack Layton questioning him about Canada Israel Committee’s claim of investment in the NDP. Again, as of the posting date of this letter March 1, 2009, we did not receive even an acknowledgment from Mr. Layton.

Dear Mr. Layton:

Here in B.C., the “Jewish Independent” quoted Moshe Ronen, the chair of the Canada Israel Committee (CIC) and the vice-president of the World Jewish Congress as saying that New Democratic party leader Jack Layton has, along with Gil Duceppe, “agreed not to make Israel a wedge issue in Canadian politics”.… Read more