PAJU - Palestinian & Jewish Unity

Go to content | Go to menu | Help - Accessibility | Site Map | Version française

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.

News...

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 811, August 26 2016: Why A Military Embargo Against Israel Is Necessary(Part 2)

Up to 85% of Israeli military production is exported, which is about 10% of Israel’s total industrial exports. Israel manufactures 60% of the world’s drones. 180 Palestinians in Gaza were killed by drones in 2014; a number of them were children. In 2009 and 2010 Israel’s exports of weaponry reached 7.4 billion dollars, dipped slightly in 2011 to 5.8 billion, rose again in 2012 to 7.5 billion and from 2013 to 2015 remained at about 6 billion dollars.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 810, August 19 2016: Why A Military Embargo Against Israel Is Necessary(Part 1)

In an article published in the Electronic Intifada in 2006, Ilan Pappe refers to Israeli policy on the Gaza Strip as ‘incremental genocide’ which simply refers to the series of calculated and murderous attacks on Gaza every few years as a plan for a slow but steady genocide aimed at eliminating as much of the Palestinian population of Gaza as possible over a period of time. The idea is, and in effect always has been, for Israel to maintain its control over the Palestinian territories it has illegally expropriated by eliminating as much of the Palestinian population as possible through ethnic cleansing, economic strangulation and settler terrorism in the West Bank, aided and abetted by the Israeli army, and massive destruction and indiscriminate killing in Gaza resulting from the disproportionate use of superior military technology against a civilian population, the latter portrayed, by way of Israel’s well-conceived Hasbara or propaganda program, as terrorists. Israel, despite its disproportionate use of military force, presents itself as the victim

Why A Military Embargo Against Israel Is Necessary

WORLD SOCIAL FORUM MONTREAL

Workshop :Military Embargo Against Israel

Université du Québec à Montréal

August 12th, 2016

Presentation by Bruce Katz, Co-President, Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU)

In an article published in the Electronic Intifada in 2006, Ilan Pappe refers to Israeli policy on the Gaza Strip as ‘incremental genocide’ which simply refers to the series of calculated and murderous attacks on Gaza every few years as a plan for a slow but steady genocide aimed at eliminating as much of the Palestinian population of Gaza as possible over a period of time. The idea is, and in effect always has been, for Israel to maintain its control over the Palestinian territories it has illegally expropriated by eliminating as much of the Palestinian population as possible through ethnic cleansing, economic strangulation and settler terrorism in the West Bank, aided and abetted by the Israeli army, and massive destruction and indiscriminate killing in Gaza resulting from the disproportionate use of superior military technology against a civilian population, the latter portrayed, by way of Israel’s well-conceived Hasbara or propaganda program, as terrorists. Israel, despite its disproportionate use of military force, presents itself as the victim. As Ilan Pappe points out, “Downsizing the number of Palestinians all over historic Palestine is still the Zionist vision. In Gaza, its implementation takes its most inhuman form.”

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 809, August 12, 2016: Israeli Land Theft: 440% Increase in 2016

Israeli land confiscation policy has notably escalated in occupied Jerusalem and West Bank by 439% since the beginning of 2016, in comparison to last year, a Palestinian report revealed. Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem (ARIJ) revealed that Israeli authorities confiscated, since the beginning of the year, 7,773 acres of Palestinian-owned lands, recording an increase by 439% in comparison with last year, where 1,442 acres were seized.


"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 808, August 5, 2016: Gideon Levy: The Late Palestinian National Poet Will Continue to Haunt Israel

Mahmoud Darwish insists on mentioning what Israelis don't want to acknowledge: A great sin took place here when the State of Israel was founded in 1948. The specter of Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish will never leave us. Every few years, a witch hunt will erupt over his poetry, stirring emotions and riling Israelis until they compare him to Hitler. It subsides but then revives again. There’s no escaping it. None of the ghosts of the 1948 War of Independence will leave us until we recognize the guilt, acknowledge the sin and take responsibility for it by apologizing, paying compensation and, above all, changing ourselves. Until then, the ghosts will continue to torment us and not give us rest.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 807, July 29, 2016: Pro-rape Israeli rabbi gets top military post nomination

The Israeli army has nominated a new chief rabbi accused of implying that soldiers can rape women during war to boost morale to a high military post. Among Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim’s other colorful suggestions are the execution of those wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers, and that women are sentimental and should not be part of the military force. The Israeli army has nominated a new chief rabbi accused of implying that soldiers can rape women during war to boost morale to a high military post. Among Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim’s other colorful suggestions are the execution of those wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers, and that women are sentimental and should not be part of the military force.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 806, July 22, 2016: Jews in Israel coming from Arabic countries : The Mizrahim. Part 2

David Ben Gurion, a Pole who became the first prime minister, described the Mizrahim in exclusively negative terms, as a “rabble" and “human dust". Mizrahi immigrants were subjected to a programme of “de-Arabisation", their presumed backwardness treated no differently from the diseases they supposedly carried.

Justin must say NO!!

Vigil every Fridays, from noon to 1 h

529 Jarry East, Montreal, Quebec H2P 1V4


The 68th year of the Palestinian catastrophe (al Nakba)

Saturday May 14 at 7 PM - to midnight

Starting point : Metro Mont-Royal

This year will mark the 68th year of the Palestinian catastrophe ( al Nakba).

We, Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - UQAM (SPHR-UQAM) and Tadamon invite all those who oppose imperialism, colonialism and modern fascism to join us to commemorate the Nakba and thereby the Palestinian resistance!




THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND

États-Unis. 2016. Réal.: Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp. 85 min.

Film in English with French subtitles

Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world—except the United States. THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the United States.

Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor.

http://www.cinemaduparc.com/prochainement.php?id=occupation#top


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.”

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.

Boycott Indigo


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

Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.

Time: Noon - 1 pm

Place:529 Jarry East, Montreal, Quebec H2P 1V4, (metro Jarry)

  1. Return to top