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PAJU's vigil

The Friday vigil will take place once again in front of the McGill Student Union, McTavish street, from noon to 1 PM.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 872, October 27, 2017: UNESCO and the American- Israeli pressure ?

Will the new Director of the United Nations be able to withstand the American-Israeli pressure? Elected against the Qatari candidate, Audrey Azoulay, accesses the Directorate-General of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in a particularly difficult context. On Thursday, on the eve of her election, the United States had indeed announced their withdrawal from the organization, immediately followed by Israel. According to well-informed sources, the American decision is mostly akin to blackmailing the director. The United States has put forward both financial and political reasons.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 871, October 20, 2017: Israel to spend $2 million on promoting settler produce hit by boycott

The Israeli government has allocated a fund of NIS 7 million (some US$2 million) to help promote settler produce targeted by an international boycott. During a visit to settlements in the Jordan Valley, part of the occupied West Bank, Israeli minister Gilad Erdan declared that his Ministry of Strategic Affairs will aid settler farmers reach new markets by showcasing their produce at global trade fairs and conventions. “The Jordan Valley is a part of the State of Israel and it shall remain so forever”, said Erdan. According to reports, the ministry has allocated the money as part of a joint project with the Jordan Valley’s settler regional council over the next two years.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 870, October 13, 2017: Israeli Army Injures Fifteen Palestinians, Abducts Two, Including A Journalist, Near Tubas

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Wednesday, September 27, a peaceful nonviolent demonstration. Protesters were carrying Palestinian flags, and chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, and escalating violations. Fifteen Palestiniens were injured. Two persons were also abducted, ‘Ala Badarna, a cameraman working for a German news agency, and Husam Abdul-Razeq.

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 869, October 6, 2017: Israeli Culture Minister Attacks Oscar-Nominated Film

An Israeli film nominated for an Oscar aroused the indignation of Israel’s Minister of Culture, Miri Regev for whom this work amounts to a charge of "ritual murder" against Israeli soldiers. Foxtrot, which won this year's Silver Jubilee Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival, tells a story of mourning related to two generations of individuals traumatized by military service and deals in particular with the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories .

This film directed by Samuel Maoz won the Israeli Academy of Films Award, which has resulted in it being selected by the Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Film. This choice was denounced by Miri Regev, who has tumultuous relations with the artistic milieu of her country. She was not invited to the award ceremony.

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