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 # 681, Feb. 28, 2014: SodaStream‘s Production on Palestinian Land: Oxfam Statement
SodaStream International Ltd. is an Israeli company that produces carbonization devices and syrup for making soft drinks at home.
In recent years, it has become the target of human rights activists because its main production facility is located in an industrial park, Mishor Edomim, in the Israeli settlement of Ma'aleh Adumim on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
SodaStream stock went public on the NASDAQ in 2010.
However, in January 2014 the price of SodaStream shares plunged The drop in stock price came shortly after SodaStream announced that it had hired actress Scarlett Johansson as a spokesperson.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 680, Feb. 21, 2014: Split between Hamas and Fatah 'Israel wrote the script, and the two actors are playing their roles superbly.'
Dr. Eyad al-Sarraj, who died a few weeks ago and was buried in Gaza, had tried in recent years – while he was struggling with cancer – to solve some of the side conflicts that resulted in the political split among the Palestinians. He tried to advance an agenda of reconciliation. During a meeting at his home in Gaza in 2009, the psychiatrist, a Be’er Sheva native who founded Gaza's first mental health center, summed up the situation in one sentence that still holds true. “Israel wrote the script, and the two actors – Hamas and Fatah – are playing their roles superbly’’.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 679, Feb. 14, 2014: Israeli lawyer is an unlikely champion for Palestinians
Growing up in Jerusalem, Michael Sfard had no contact with Palestinians who lived just across the street from him in the Arab part of the city.
In high school, he studied French and English, not Arabic.
It was a fairly typical Israeli upbringing, largely insulated from the harsh realities of Israel's half century of rule over the Palestinians next door.
The meeting will be held from 10 AM to 3 PM at the CSN Building, 1601 De Lormier, Room B in the basement.
- Overview and action plan concerning the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign.
- Conference by Amir Maasoumi, who participated in the Peace Mission in Syria in 2013, on the current crisis in Syria.
An activist rendez-vous not to be missed!
Welcome to the launching of the Quebec BDS Coalition
- Sabine Friesinger
(member of the Coordinating Committee of the Quebec BDS Coalition) Speakers:
- Myriam Faraj (Activist),
- Bruce Katz (president of Palestinian and Jewish Unity),
- Laith Marouf (Palestinian
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.
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