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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 # 741, April 24, 2015: Netanyahu’s election could hasten the end of Israel’s apartheid policies. Part 1: unexpected point of view

This might seem counterintuitive, but the political dynamics in Israel and internationally mean that another term with Mr. Netanyahu at the helm could actually hasten the end of Israel’s apartheid policies. The biggest losers in this election were those who made the argument that change could come from within Israel. It can’t and it won’ IF anyone doubted where Mr. Netanyahu stood on the question of peace, the Israeli prime minister made himself clear just before Tuesday’s election, proclaiming that there would never be a Palestinian state on his watch. Then he decided to engage in a bit of fear-mongering against Palestinian citizens of Israel in hopes of driving his supporters to the polls. “The right-wing government is in danger,” Mr. Netanyahu announced on Election Day. “Arab voters are heading to the polling stations in droves.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 740, April 17, 2015: Disgraceful Spectacle of Netanyahu and political leaders in Congress

There was nothing interesting in the content of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress this morning (March 3rd, 2015).

One remarkable thing about the event was how shamelessly the prime minister repeated one dishonest or tendentious claim after another.

He held up an utterly unrealistic “much better deal” that Iran would never agree to as the only alternative, and he absurdly claimed that the deal currently being negotiated would “pave” the way to an Iranian nuclear weapon.

The election in Israel and the BDS Campaign Against Israel

Listen to the Global Research News Hour on the election in Israel and the BDS Campaign Against Israel.

Interventions of Professor James Petras of Binghampton University, Bruce Katz of Palestinian and Jewish Unity and Jeff Halper of the Israeli Coalition Against House Demolitions.

On line: https://ckuw.ca/128/20150327.13.00-14.00.mp3


"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 739, April 10, 2015: Netanyahu Deserves the Israeli People and They Deserve Him

The country won’t be able to stand another term for Benjamin Netanyahu, who emerged last night as the man who will form the next government. If after six years of nothing, if after six years of sowing fear and anxiety, hatred and despair, this is the nation's choice, then it is very ill indeed.

If after everything that has been revealed in recent months, if after everything that has been written and said, if after all this the Israeli people chose him to lead for another four years, something is truly broken, possibly beyond repair.

THROUGH THE EYES OF PALESTINE


"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 738, April 3, 2015: Before the elections Rally Against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv

As an organizer expressed hope that the left would return to Israel, a large crowd chanted 'Bibi' go home ( Netanyahu nickname )!'

Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ruling government in the nation's capital of Tel Aviv on Saturday night (March 7 th ) as they decried the leader's domestic policies and called for a peace agreement with the Palestinians who live in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Government estimates put the rally at 40,000, but organizers and local media estimated that the number was more than 50,000 people

14th Anniversary of the PAJU Vigil February 20th 2015

Join us on February 20th 2015 in front of the Indigo bookstore on Ste. Catherine Street, corner McGill College Avenue from noon to one PM!

Fourteen years ago in the month of February, Palestinian and Jewish Unity and the Jewish Alliance Against the Occupation organized the first Friday vigil in front of the Israeli Consulate on the corner of Peel and René Lévesque streets in Montreal. The vigil, which has been held every Friday from noon to one PM. since then, took its inspiration from the vigil held in Israel by Women in Black.

A BDS Victory Story: Naot closes its shoe store on St. Denis Street

Press Release

Montreal, January 2nd, 2015

In 2010, PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity) announced its campaign to make Montreal’s St. Denis Street an apartheid-free zone. The campaign began by targeting Beautyfeel shoes (made in Israel) at Le Marcheur shoe store.

Although the ultimate target of the campaign was the Naot store, a transnational corporation (Disney is the major share-holder by way of Shamrock investments) with a manufacturing centre in the illegal Gush Etzion settlement block near Hebron, the choice of beginning our picket in front of Le Marcheur made it clear that PAJU was picketing an Israeli product and that there was nothing ‘anti-Semitic’ about the campaign, despite comments to the contrary by the usual circles of support for the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

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.

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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