End the occcupation !
Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.
Time: Noon - 1 pm
Place:corner of Ste-Catherine St. and Mcgill College (metro Mcgill).
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"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.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 678, Feb. 7, 2014: People in Gaza and the Westbank suffer from electricity cuts imposed by Israel
People in Gaza and the Westbank under snow, rain flood and hail, suffer still more from electricity cuts imposed by Israel. Thousands of Gazans were evacuated on December 14-15th because of the flooding caused by the storm that covered the Middle East . But as they take shelter in schools in the north of the Strip, Gazans are learning that the storm clouds have a silver lining. They are being given a three-month reprieve from their daily 16-hour blackouts, (now reduced to a 8-hour one ) which have nothing to do with the storm. Following indirect negotiations between the Hamas government in Gaza and the Fatah government in the West Bank, Qatar will be donating $10 million to supply the Gaza Strip’s power plant with enough fuel to last three months, starting this week.