Canadian Hypocrisy at its Zenith

Today, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau finally spoke out about Israel’s upcoming annexation plans and was quoted as saying that he has “expressed Canada’s disagreement over the proposed annexation directly to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, the country’s ‘alternate’ prime minister under a power-sharing agreement.”

CPA chairperson, Hanna Kawas, responded to the Prime Minister’s comments on Israel’s annexation of the West Bank, with the following statement:

If the Trudeau government truly “favours a two-state solution”, why did it vote AGAINST all resolutions that support the two state solution at the UN General Assembly for the past five years?!… Read more

Western hypocrisy is empowering Israeli annexation!

There is a recent surge of official voices in the West that are alarmed at the agenda of the new Israeli coalition government. Many western liberal governments are offering slightly more than their usual token objections to Israeli policy, including some European threats of sanctions if Israel implements its new annexation plans.

Is all of this because of concern for the human rights of Palestinians?… Read more

Commemorating #Nakba72

Check out all the amazing solidarity photos for #NakbaDay on our FB page, including an amazing series “BC Teachers in Solidarity with Palestine”.

One of the photos from “BC Teachers in Solidarity with Palestine”.

From Vancouver to Palestine on #Nakba72, #NakbaDay highlighting that the right of return is the #KeytoJustice
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#PalestinianPrisonersDay: Ansar and the Israeli Jailer

Ansar: A Testament to the Ugly Brutality of the Israeli Jailer

By Marion Kawas

April 17th marks a special day in the Palestinian calendar, that of Palestinian Prisoners Day. This year it takes on even more importance as the more than 5000 Palestinian political prisoners are incarcerated with the added threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Palestinian prisoners have long played a unique role in the fabric of Palestinian society and its collective resistance.… Read more

Does the Israeli Military Censor impact our News?

By Hanna Kawas

This week marks the two-year anniversary of the Great Return March in Gaza. Two years since the people of Gaza came out in protest to highlight their right of return and right to live in dignity; thousands paid with their lives or limbs for this protest, be they journalists, medics or children. Coverage of the demonstrations in Canada, and in other Western countries, was skewed and predictably pro-Israel.… Read more

Action Alert: Demand that Canada pressure Israel to end the siege of Gaza!

Join us in calling on the Canadian Foreign Minister to pressure Israel to end the brutal siege of Gaza. Due to the Israeli blockade, Palestinians have few ventilators and even fewer ICU beds to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. 97% of Gaza’s water is contaminated. Now is the time for the Canadian government to break its deadly silence on Israel’s horrific crimes against the Palestinian people.… Read more

Virtual Days of Action: Support Palestine, End the Siege of Gaza, Boycott HP

March 28– 30

Due to the recent public health concerns, our event to support Palestine and to demand an end to the crippling siege on Gaza will become a social media action. Stay tuned to the FB Event Page for memes, twitter campaigns and other actions you can take between March 28-30th to show the Israeli government and the world that they will be held accountable for their war crimes!

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Maiming for Sport: Canada enables Israel’s War Crimes

Maiming Palestinians for Sport is a War Crime

By Marion Kawas

Published in Palestine Chronicle, March 10, 2020

The new Haaretz report entitled “42 Knees in One Day” is a difficult and painful read, and many people of conscience have responded with disgust and rage.

For those few who have not seen the report, it details in chilling fashion the accounts of 6 Israeli snipers who were stationed at the border with Gaza during the Great Return March protests.… Read more

Interviews on Jagmeet Singh statements at CIJA roundtable

Spice Radio: CPA chairperson Hanna Kawas exposes the fallacies in recent comments by NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on BDS and Palestine.

Jagmeet Singh and the NDP on the Wrong Path Forward on Palestine … Again

Jagmeet Singh and the NDP on the Wrong Path Forward on Palestine…Again.

CPA chairperson Hanna Kawas exposes the fallacies in recent comments by NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on BDS and Palestine.

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