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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 # 884, January 19, 2018: Ahed Tamimi, a symbol of Palestinian resistance!

A 16 year old Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance.

SIGN the Petition for her liberation from a military jail in Israel where she is since her arrest December 19th 2017 https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/fr/free_ahed_mor_fb1

Signatures coming from the entire planet : Friday 12 /01/18 Estimated at 315000

Ahed Tamimi has not become a symbol of Palestinian resistance this winter. She was already a resistant before the video where she is seen hitting two Israeli soldiers. On 19 December, the soldiers arrested her at 4 in the morning,forcing her to leave her room with pink walls covered with old sponge Bob stickers.

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

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 883, January 12, 2018: Why Israel Fears Ahed Tamimi!

By Marion Kawas

The narrative of Ahed Tamimi, who has recently become the face of Palestinian child prisoners, reached a new low on the first day of 2018; Israel insisted that they will be charging the teenager and given the record of “Israeli justice”, that means she will almost certainly serve jail time. Ahed’s fate is the same as that of all the young Palestinian detainees, born into occupation and tyranny, having lived through a “butchered childhood”.

The story of Ahed reminds me of the young girl, perhaps 12 or 13, who narrated a lot of the movie “Jenin, Jenin” and faces the camera at the end of the movie to tell us in the most chilling terms, that she plans to fight for her people and will never forget nor surrender. She also adds: “I saw dead bodies, I saw houses destroyed, I saw sights which cannot be described…and now, after they ruined all my dreams and hopes-I have no life left!” That sequence of the movie has stayed with me since I first saw it in 2003.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 882, January 5, 2018: Tens Of Thousands of Migrants Threatened With Expulsion From Israel

Israel announced on Wednesday the launch of a program to force nearly 40,000 irregular migrants to choose between deportation and incarceration.

Speaking at the beginning of a cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the implementation of the project "to remove migrants who have entered illegally". They have until the end of March to leave Israel, otherwise they will be imprisoned for an indefinite period.

According to figures from the Ministry of the Interior, 38,000 people are affected, the majority of whom are Eritreans and Sudanese. Migrants who agree to leave will be given a plane ticket and the equivalent of $ 4500 CAD.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 881, December 29, 2017: Free Ahed Tamimi!

UPDATE (25 December) : Israeli occupation Ofer military court extended the detention of Ahed, Nour and Nariman Tamimi for four days, on a morning following night raids in their village of Nabi Saleh, where two Palestinian youth, Izz and Moatasem Tamimi, were seized by occupation soldiers. UPDATE (21 December): Nariman and Nour Tamimi‘s detention was extended by an Israeli military court this morning to Monday. People around the world are organizing a global call to action to #FreeAhedTamimi, with protests on 22 December and more.

PAJU's vigil

The PAJU vigil will take a break during the holidays. Therefore, there will not be a vigil Friday, December 22nd and Friday, December the 29th. The next vigil will be on Friday, January 5th. Happy holidays to all. Think of joining us to distribute information about Palestine after the holidays.

Fred Jones

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 880, December 22, 2017: Edward Said’s One-State Solution

The recent statement by Donald Trump on the status of Jerusalem appears to have finally disposed of the theory of the Two-State solution, a theory more rhetorical in nature than the true reflection of the reality on the ground. We present excerpts from Edward Said’s letter, “The One State Solution” published in The New York Times Magazine in 1999.

Given the collapse of the Netanyahu Government over the Wye peace agreement, it is time to question whether the entire process begun in Oslo in 1993 is the right instrument for bringing peace between Palestinians and Israelis. It is my view that the peace process has in fact put off the real reconciliation that must occur if the hundred-year war between Zionism and the Palestinian people is to end. Oslo set the stage for separation, but real peace can come only with a binational Israeli-Palestinian state.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 879, December 15, 2017: Israel's Right to Steal Palestinian Land

Israel is acting like a criminal organization that operates according to its own laws Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit on Wednesday authorized the confiscation of private Palestinian land for the needs of West Bank settlers. His move followed Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s request regarding the paving of a road to the illegal outpost Harasha, without which it would be impossible to “legitimize” it.


PAJU's vigil

This Friday December 15th from 12 noon to 1 pm the PAJU vigil will again be in the Guy Concordia metro station, exit Guy in front of the entrance to Concordia. Join us.

Look for our banner.

In the winter when it is cold we now leaflet in front of our banners in the metros where it is warm. This is a change as for many years we braved the freezing weather.

We have calculated that in the 5 years we were on St-Denis in front of the Naot shoe store, we distributed over 80,000 leaflets. To this must be added the leaflets in front of Trudeau's office every Friday for one year and the 20,000we have distributed this year.

Join us any Friday.

Fred Jones

PAJU's vigil

This Friday December 8th from 12 noon to 1 pm we will be in the Guy Concordia metro station exit Guy in front of the entrance to Concordia. Join us. Look for our banner. .

Join us any Friday.

Fred Jones

PAJU's vigil

Hi all,

In the winter when it is cold we now leaflet in front of our banners in the metros where it is warm. This is a change as for many years we braved the freezing weather.

This Friday December 1st from noon to 1 pm we will be in the Berri-UQAM metro station in front of the entrance to UQAM.

Join us. Look for our banner. In the winter when it is cold we now leaflet in front of our banners in the metros where it is warm. This is a change as for many years we braved the freezing weather.

PAJU's vigil

Hi all,

This Friday November 24th from 12 noon to 1 pm we will be in the Berri-UQAM metro station in front of the entrance to UQAM. Join us. Look for our banner. . In the winter when it is cold we now leaflet in front of our banners in the metros where it is warm. This is a change as for many years we braved the freezing weather.

We have just finished 4 Fridays in front of the McGill Student Union building. Before that we spent 3 Fridays in front of the University of Montreal

We have calculated that in the 5 years we were on St-Denis in front of the Naot shoe store, we distributed over 80,000 leaflets. To this must be added the leaflets in front of Trudeau's office every Friday for one year and the 20,000we have distributed this year.

Join us any Friday. During the summer we also have a vigil on Saturday at the street sales and parades.

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.

Mobil vigil on the 22 and 23 september 2017

at Montreal University, 2300 rue Jean-Brillant (east of Decelles Street)


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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