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The Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) is a human rights organization that explicitly recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to national existence and to live in security. We condemn all violations of human rights. PAJU was co-founded in Montreal by Bruce Katz, a Jewish Canadian and Rezeq Faraj, a Palestinian Canadian who have been friends for more than 25 years. Our group is comprised of Jews, Palestinians and other Canadians of good conscience who work together to promote peace in the Middle East and to educate the public on the Palestinian question.

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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 888, February 16, 2018: Will Israelis sink further into the darkness of a banal evil that threatens to engulf them?

Part 1: Ahed and Ghada

How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl ,Ghada, who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials – alone, at night and without her parents being informed? The terrifying ordeal – a child realising she had not been taken home but discarded in a place where she knew no one – is hard to contemplate for any parent. And yet for Israel’s gargantuan bureaucratic structure that has ruled over Palestinians for five decades, this was just another routine error. One mishap among many that day. A single, abstract noun – “occupation” – obscures a multitude of crimes.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 887, February 9, 2018: The World’s Youngest Female Child Prisoner: Israel Imprisons 13 Year Old Palestinian

Israel’s military court (OFER) sentenced a 13 year old Palestinian girl ,to 45 days imprisonment and a 3,000 shekel fine.

After arresting thirteen year old, Razan Abu Sal, earlier this month, Israel’s military court system has delivered a sentence which will see the 45 day imprisonment of the worlds youngest female child prisoner.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 886, February 2, 2018: The Bells of Memory: A Palestinian Boyhood in Jerusalem

This is a love letter to Jerusalem .A hauntingly beautiful account of the bells of memory that still toll for so many Palestinians wherever they may find themselves on this earth.

Jerusalem 1934: His teacher had just prompted the students to recite the first prayer in the Quran, Al-Fatiha (The Opening), which they did in unison. The young Issa Boullata quickly realized the words he was hearing were of a prayer different from the Lord’s Prayer, which he had been taught at home by his (Christian ) parents.


Nevertheless, he learned Al-Fatiha and began reciting it aloud with his fellow classmates. It is an anecdote that characterizes the pluralistic nature of Jerusalem’s society at the time, in addition to the harmonious relations that existed amongst its inhabitants, even in times of adversity.

PAJU's vigil January 26, 2018: Campaign to support Ahed Tamimi!

PAJU is participating in the campaign to free Ahed Tamimi.

We will distribute a new leaflet focused on Tamimi and the struggle of her village at the McGill metro Friday, January 19 from noon to 2 pm.

RV outside the turnstiles (guichets) two thirds of the way direction west.

Join us.

Fred Jones

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 885, January 26, 2018: Free Ahed Tamimi!

I lost my Zionism in the village of Nabi Saleh.

A short video of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi slapping an Israeli soldier has dominated the Israeli media for the past week, and received prominent coverage internationally as well. Ahed, a Palestinian girl from the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, makes a big impression with her eye-catching mane of blonde hair, the fierce, intelligent expression in her blue eyes — and her fearlessness.

Adapted from Lisa Goldman +972 Magazine

She has been writing about the Middle East in general, Israel-Palestine specifically for well over a decade. Since moving from Jaffa to Brooklyn a couple of years ago, she also writes about the US-Israel bilateral relationship and about the relationship between the American Jewish community and Israel.

PAJU's vigil January 19 2018: Campaign to support Ahed Tamimi!

PAJU is participating in the campaign to free Ahed Tamimi.

We will distribute a new leaflet focused on Tamimi and the struggle of her village at the McGill metro Friday, January 19 from noon to 2 pm.

RV outside the turnstiles (guichets) two thirds of the way direction west.

Join us.

Fred Jones

PAJU's vigil: Campaign to support Ahed Tamimi

PAJU will participate in the campaign to defend Ahed Tamimi.

We will distribute a new leaflet focused on Ahed Tamimi at the Berri-UQAM metro Friday ,January 12 from noon to 2 pm.

RV outside the turnstiles (guichets) in the direction of the Ste-Catherine exit.

Join us.

Fred Jones

Convocation to the PAJU Annual General Assembly, the 12th of November 2017

Salle de l’Association des Travailleurs Grecs

5359 avenue du Parc

9h30 à 15h30

For PAJU members, this is the opportunity to renew their membership card and for those who wish to become members of PAJU, the opportunity to acquire a membership card. The PAJU membership card is fixed at $10. Please note that in order to take out a membership card, it is required that one first accept PAJU’s Charter (attached to this email along with PAJU bylaws).

Agenda

9h30: Inscription, café, biscuits, beignes

10h00 : Mot de bienvenue des co-présidents de PAJU

10h15 – 10h30 : Rapport sur les activités et actions entrepris par PAJU depuis la dernière AGA

10h30 -12h00 : Plancher ouvert aux membres et invités de PAJU, suggestions pour les activités à entamer dans les mois à venir. (Notez que PAJU est membre et de BDS-Québec et du Canadian Boycott Coalition).

12h00 – 13h30 : Un buffet froid et breuvages non alcooliques sont offert.

13h30 – 14h30 : Continuité des discussions et suggestions du matin.

14h30 : Élections des membres du Conseil Administratif de PAJU.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the announcement of PAJU’s AGA was not done 60 days prior to the Annual General Assembly.

NAKBA 2017


Boycott Hummus Sabra


Boycott products at Adonis

MARCHÉ ADONIS 2173, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC, CA.

Dear Mr. Naaman Aboud,

Le 18 juin 2015

It has come to our attention, as well as to some other members of our organisation who shop at Adonis, that you currently stock Sabra hmmus, a product of the the Israeli company named the Strauss Group which has “adopted” an elite IDF unit. The company’s website has boasted of providing the Golani Brigade “with an ongoing variety of food products for their training or missions, and provide personal care packages for each soldier that completes the path.”

The Strauss Group has also said it gives funds to the IDF unit for “welfare, cultural and educational activities, such as pocket money for underprivileged soldiers, sports and recreational equipment, care packages, and books and games for the soldiers’ club.”

Boycott Indigo


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