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 # 836, February 17, 2017: Netanyahu won't cut any deals in Trump's office
By Akiva Eldar February 14, 2017
Translated by Ruti Sinai
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commitment to the two-state solution changes entirely depending on the public or person he is trying to please, and he couldn't advocate it at his Feb. 15 meeting at the White House even if he wanted to.
The prime minister argues that he does support a two-state solution, meaning the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, as he stated in his 2009 Bar-Ilan speech. At their Feb. 15 meeting in Washington, Netanyahu will try to convince his host, President Donald Trump, that those torpedoing the two-state solution are the Palestinians, who refuse to recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people, and not the Israelis who have been keeping them under occupation for 50 years and stealing their land.
When Haaretz published a story about female cancer sufferers being denied permits to visit Israel or the West Bank for treatment, most of the responses were distinctly lacking in love for the Arab stranger. Jack Khoury wrote in Haaretz two weeks ago, a story dealing with some female cancer patients from Gaza. They were protesting because the Israeli authorities were preventing them from coming to Israel (or East Jerusalem or the West Bank) for medical treatment.
by Yael Marom
For the thousands of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails at any given moment, they are subject to a system of occupation and oppression that pursues, threatens and jails as a matter of daily routine. Journalists, scientists, human rights activists and even a clown are among the prisoners.
Since the occupation began in 1967, Israel’s military legal system has jailed anywhere between half a million and 800,000 Palestinians, according to estimates. This is an almost inconceivable number. The saying goes that there are practically no Palestinian homes without someone in jail. The conviction rate of Palestinians who have been arrested and tried in this system stands at around 99 percent. This means that if you are a Palestinian who has been arrested, it is worthwhile agreeing to a plea bargain, because you have almost no chance of being found innocent.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 833, January 27, 2017: Jewish settler group 'invited to Donald Trump's inauguration' amid concerns over President-elect's stance on Israel
Yesha Council says it has received invite to ceremony after UN condemns illegal settlements.The Yesha Council, which lobbies in the Israeli government and abroad, was formerly headed by Naftali Bennett, now leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party and Israel’s education minister.
Mr Trump’s transition team has not responded to The Independent’s request for comment and confirmation on whether any groups representing Palestinians or Arab Israelis had also been invited to the inauguration. A record $90m (£73m) has been raised in private donations for the event, which has already sparked controversy over the lack of a A-list of performers willing to sing.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 832, January 20, 2017: Hundreds of Thousands in Donations Tie Kushners and Trump to Chabad Movement
The Kushners have contributed close to $250,000 to institutions affiliated with the ultra-Orthodox outreach movement over the years, while Donald Trump has made a few donations of his own.
Jan 10, 2017
It might seem odd for a Modern Orthodox Jewish family to join a Chabad synagogue. But Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are already quite invested in the ultra-Orthodox outreach movement – or to be more precise, their parents are.