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.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 640, May 17, 2013: Punishment of Stone-Throwing Palestinian Children
UNICEF has published a report with respect to Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children which confirms a previous one by the United Nations Children Fund Some 7,000 Palestinian children were arrested in the past decade, an average of 700 per year. The report described the process by which this generally occurs: A large military force invades a home in the dead of night and rudely wakes up its occupants.
Sooner or later everyone possessing a humane conscience, to say nothing of a functioning honest nose, will refuse to have anything to do with this "apartheid-like" state. Back on March 6, 2013 the Middle East Monitor reported that Israeli forces had sprayed Palestinian homes in the village of Nabi Saleh with Skunk as punishment for organizing weekly protests against the Apartheid Wall built on occupied land. Human rights watchdog B’Tselem published a video showing Israel’s armored tanker trucks fitted with “water canons” spraying the foul fluid. Skunk is a fluid so offensive smelling that people automatically retreat from anywhere or anyone doused with it.
An image of three Palestinian boys sparked an outpouring of violent and sadistic fantasies after it was reposted to an Israeli Facebook page
Having regularly documented the horrifying racism and violent fantasies frequently expressed by Israelis on Facebook or Instagram, I thought I had seen everything. But this may be the worst yet. On Wednesday, the picture above of three Palestinian boys in a tent was posted on a popular Facebook page titled in Hebrew “We are all in favor of death to terrorists.” Under the picture is the following caption: Arab boys in the illegal Arab outpost established near Maale Adumim. What should the Israeli army do to them?
Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) marks the 12th anniversary of its vigil with a call for the release of Palestinian hunger-striker Samer Issawi who is near death.
Samer Issawi -- a 34-year-old Palestinian on a hunger strike -- is near death. Issawi has been on a hunger strike for over 200 days to protest his detention by Israeli authorities without charge or trial. Issawi was released in December 2011, as part of a prisoner exchange. According to Human Rights Watch, he was arrested again on July 7, 2012 on the basis of an Israeli military order and remains in prison although no charges or proof of any kind have been brought against him. Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) implores the government of Canada to bring pressure upon the government of Israel to release Samer Issawi on humanitarian grounds.
- When: February 15, noon to 1 PM
- Where: Montreal, Ste. Catherine and McGill College
In solidarity with GAZA and all Palestinians:
End the Siege! Stop the Massacres! Free Palestine! End Israeli Apartheid!
- When:Sunday November 18th
- Departure:Concordia University,Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West,Metro Guy-Concordia
On Wednesday November 14th Israel declared its latest war on Gaza “Operation Pillar of Defense” also known as “Operation Pillar of Cloud”. The operation was launched with over 65 airstrikes in a period of one day. These latest attacks have led to the deaths of 19 Palestinians, and 180 injured in three days. The air strikes continue amidst a tight and illegal siege of the gaza strip.
PAJU on St-Denis
The boycott vigil continues in front of the Naot shoe store (shoes made in the Occupied Territories). Come join those who demonstrate against the Occupation and Israeli apartheid.
The lieu: 3941 St-Denis (east side of St-Denis just south of Duluth) from 1:15 to 3 PM. Long live a free Palestine!
End the occcupation !
Join PAJU and support the heroic resistance of the Palestinian People. Become part of the longest-running protest vigil in Canadian history, every Friday
in front of in front of Indigo Books on the north-west corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Mcgill College
Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.
Time: Noon - 1 pm
Place: corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Mcgill College