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End the occcupation !

Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.


Time: Noon - 1 pm

Place:Vigil every Fridays, from noon to 1 h__

529 Jarry East, Montreal, Quebec H2P 1V4

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"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 825, December 2, 2016: The End of a Palestinian State?

The prospect of a two-state solution has never been so remote. Among the Right in Israel, one does not even hesitate to imagine new possibilities, including the partial or total annexation of the West Bank. An Israeli religious settler contemplates with satisfaction the spacious apartments built illegally every year on Palestinian land. Space is too small for two states, sighs Omar Shaban, one of the most respected analysts in the Gaza Strip. We cannot draw a border!

d the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 824, November 25, 2016: What will President Trump mean for Palestine?

On a day that most people expected not to see, we can say few things with certainty. One of them is that Hillary Clinton would have been a disastrous president for those supporting the Palestinian struggle for their rights. Her failed campaign pitched her as the natural successor to President Barack Obama, the Democrat who just unconditionally handed Israel the biggest military aid package in history.

During the Democratic primary campaign, Clinton marketed herself as a belligerent and violently hawkish allyof Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against the Palestinian people. She vowed to make blocking the nonviolent Palestinian-led boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement a priority of her would-be administration.

She went out of her way to campaign against the mildest efforts to hold Israel accountable, including appealing directly to members of her United Methodist Church last spring to vote against divestment from companies that assist and profit from Israel’s occupation. Clinton positioned herself as an anti-Palestinian extremist at a time when the Democratic Party base showed itself more open than ever to embracing Palestinian rights.

Her extreme support for Israel is just one of the many ways she and her party operatives pandered to donorsand revealed themselves to be out of touch with large segments of the country they had taken for granted.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 823, November 18, 2016: Israel’s Ruling Party Used Facebook To Track ‘Anti-Government’ Journalists

JERUSALEM — Israel’s ruling Likud party used Facebook to track the activities and posts of certain journalists it perceives as antigovernment, a member of the party, which is headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said in a public debate . Likud parliamentarian David Bitan, who serves as chairman of the government coalition, told the gathering that he and some friends had been following the Facebook pages of journalists hired recently to set up a new public broadcasting service. “We went and we checked the Facebook pages of these people. We saw what they are writing and I will tell you that we are talking about people who are leftist. They want to impose their own agenda on the new channel,” he said in the forum. Bitan has been leading a crusade recently against the establishment of the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 822, November 11, 2016: Theater Company Tackles Social Injustice In Gaza’s Streets

For the past several months, Palestinians in Gaza have been able to catch In the Rectangle of Doubt on public streets or in local institutions, a departure from the more familiar street-performing clowns or puppeteers. And unlike such performances, what Theatre Day Productions is trying to accomplish is altogether more ambitious. The format is very effective in connecting with audiences, necessary when confronting people with problems in their midst. And discrimination against Bedouins was chosen as the topic of the play after months of brainstorming and research.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 821, November 4, 2016: ‘‘Why not just give the soldier a citation of merit? ’’

In theory, Azaria’s trial should be simple. A soldier is photographed shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker who did not pose a threat to him or to anyone else. Yet, many on the Israeli right (not everyone, of course), has rallied to his defense. Perhaps, there must be something hidden, perhaps, the video was faked. The accused Mr Azaria, is allowed home visits, is being defended by a battery of lawyers, with a sympathetic prime minister and an even more sympathetic defense minister.

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