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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 # 702, July 25, 2014: Boycott, Divestment and International Sanctions against Israel (BDS)

This is a global campaign which uses economic and political pressure on Israel to comply with the stated goals of the movement: The end of Israeli occupation and colonization of Palestinian or Arab land, full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, and respect for the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 701, July 18, 2014: Israeli forces detained 740 Palestinian children during the first 2 months of 2014 and terrorize daily many more

Reprisals: Three settler youths were allegedly kidnapped Thursday June 12th while hitchhiking between Bethlehem and Hebron. Ahmed al-Lulu, 10 described the terror he felt during the bombing of Gaza "I woke up at midnight, and I couldn't go back to sleep. My father tried to calm me down, but I was too scared. My younger brothers were crying."

Gaza :The Israeli military continued to pound Gaza using Apaches and F-16 jets and insist that the move was in response to rocket attacks that happened on Saturday and not to the kidnapping. Eyewitnesses in Gaza told Middle East Eye that the Israeli aerial bombardment (18 targets) continued for the third night into Tuesday. Some of the targets included training camps for Palestinian groups and civilian properties. Most of the raids happen late at night.

Make some noise for Palestine

PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity) denounces Israel's onslaught against the Civilian population of Gaza

PRESS RELEASE

Montreal, July 11th, 2014

Palestinian and Jewish Unity denounces in the strongest possible terms Israel’s latest onslaught against the Palestinian population of Gaza and demands that the United Nations work to achieve an immediate ceasefire to prevent further bloodshed . The response from Israel subsequent to the deaths of three Israeli adolescents has been completely disproportionate to the situation and smacks of a preconceived military assault using the deaths of the three adolescents as a justification for launching, once again, a brutal campaign of collective punishment against Gaza’s civilian population which has been subjected to an illegal blockade since 2007.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 700, July 11, 2014: One Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every 3 days for the past 13 years

Official statistics from the Ministry of Information in Ramallah have revealed that 1,518 Palestinian children were killed by Israel's occupation forces from the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000 up to April 2013. That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years. The ministry added that the number of children injured by the Israelis since the start of the Second Intifada against Israel's occupation has now reached 6,000. "The International Day for the Protection of Children is on June 1," said a spokesman, "but Palestinian children are still subject to attacks by the Israelis and Jewish settlers on an almost daily basis."

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 699, July 4, 2014: Prisoners: Palestinian Anger Grows At the Silence of the Red Cross

There is growing anger among Palestinians in view of the silence of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) regarding Palestinians detained without charge or trial by Israel, especially those who have been on a hunger strike for almost two months and whose lives are in danger. The ICRC refuses to focus on the prisoners on hunger strike who seek the suppression of unlawful administrative detention, just as it has refused to call for the release of Palestinian children, many of them in solitary confinement and subject to other forms of torture, says Elecronic Intifada. In contrast, the ICRC called for the "immediate and unconditional release" of the three Israeli settlers who disappeared in the occupied West Bank, June 12.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 698, June 28, 2014: DePaul students vote for divestment from Israeli companies

DePaul university statement: at the core of all of our graduate programs in education is a passion for social responsibility and social justice. Students are encouraged to examine their beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions about differences of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, culture, ethnic and racial groupings, disabilities, and other forms of diversity.


"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 697, June 20, 2014: Why are so many Israelis rushing to leave the "promised land"?

One million Israelis have left in the past 20 years. A separate survey of young people showed that around half of settler youth would prefer to live somewhere else. Israel, they believe, is not the ideal place in which to set up home. Interestingly, the overwhelming majority of Israeli emigrants head to Germany. Successive Israeli government have exploited Nazi Germany's Holocaust against the Jews of Europe to justify usurping the land of Palestine. They have also extracted billions of dollars of "reparations" from the German government. Not only have one million Israelis left in the past 20 years, but there is also a rush among those left behind to get a foreign passport.


PAJU 13th Vigil's Anniversary


PAJU General Assembly September 22, 2013

The meeting will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM at the CSN Building, 1601 De Lormier, Room B in the basement.

Principal points:

Lunch provided.

An activist rendez-vous not to be missed!

Launching of the Quebec Boycott Israeli Apartheid (BDS)

Welcome to the launching of the Quebec BDS Coalition

Facilitator :

(member of the Coordinating Committee of the Quebec BDS Coalition) Speakers:

activist and former Executive Director of CUTV)

Saturday, June 15, 2013 • 12h30

At l’Usine C 1345 Av. Lalonde

At Festival des solidarités

For complete program : www.alternatives.ca

As resolutions in favour of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the State of Israel’s apartheid policies multiply among Quebec organisations, the Quebec BDS Coalition is being formed and you are cordially invited to attend its launching.

Come broach the subject with members of the Coalition to hear about their onthe- ground experiences and to talk about strategies which need to be undertaken in order to carry forward this historic campaign with international roots for peace and justice in Palestine.

St-Denis street, Apartheid free zone

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!

The "Boycottisraelinternational" site is presently under reconstruction


Weekly Friday Vigil - Noon to 1 PM

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

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