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PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity) denounces Israel's onslaught against the Civilian population of Gaza
Montreal, July 11th, 2014
Palestinian and Jewish Unity denounces in the strongest possible terms Israel’s latest onslaught against the Palestinian population of Gaza and demands that the United Nations work to achieve an immediate ceasefire to prevent further bloodshed . The response from Israel subsequent to the deaths of three Israeli adolescents has been completely disproportionate to the situation and smacks of a preconceived military assault using the deaths of the three adolescents as a justification for launching, once again, a brutal campaign of collective punishment against Gaza’s civilian population which has been subjected to an illegal blockade since 2007.
PAJU Press Release
Montreal, December 6th, 2013
Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) wishes to pay homage to Nelson Mandela, a proponent of the principle of human rights, the quintessential example of the nobility of the human spirit and the incarnation of the struggle of all oppressed peoples for their emancipation from the chains that bind them. ‘These countless human beings, both inside and outside our country, had the nobility of spirit to stand in the path of tyranny and injustice, without seeking selfish gain. They recognised that an injury to one is an injury to all and therefore acted together in defense of justice and a common human decency,’ said Mandela upon accepting the Nobel Prize in 1993.
Press release, August 31 2012- Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) wishes to add its voice to those who congratulate the United Church of Canada for passing the motion calling for the boycott of products issuing from Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. In so doing, the United Church of Canada confirms its solidarity with Palestinian civil society’s call in 2005 for a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign targeting Israel’s illegal occupation of the Palestinian Territories. It is also the United Church of Canada’s statement of commitment to the principle of human rights and the rule of international law.
Every major American daily newspaper ran an obituary upon the June 30 death of Yitzhak Shamir, Israel’s 7th Prime Minister, 1983-84 and 1986-92. Many said something critical about him, but none fully dealt with the most disgraceful period of his career. He was passionately for a Zionist alliance with Hitler in 1940-41.
In 1983, a British publisher, Croom Helm, produced my first book, Zionism in the Age of the Dictators. They had given me a wonderful command: “You are about to write the most controversial book imaginable. Your opponents will look for the slightest error and magnify it. So there can be no errors. Give us a photo copy of anything you quote, or it doesn’t get into the book.”
Hunger strikers in Montreal support Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 75 days
As Thaer Halahleh and Bilal Diab are on their 75th day of hunger strike and at immediate risk of death, in protest of their months long administrative detentions by Israel - without being charged with any crime - a group of Montrealers are staging a hunger strike in their support.