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Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

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.

PAJU congratulates the United Church of Canada

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.

The Death of Yitzhak Shamir, pro-Nazi Zionist by Lenni Brenner

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.”

On the 64th Nakba Commemeration

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.

Solidarity Vigil with the Global March to Jerusalem

Press release- Montreal, March 29th, 2012- A Global March to Jerusalem, an international event organized in solidarity with the Palestinian people and for the protection of Jerusalem, will reach Jerusalem on March 30th, 2012. March 30th marks Land Day in Palestine.

Palestine Land Day – a day celebrated by Palestinians on March 30th each year. The event marks the events of March, 1976, after the Israeli authorities confiscated thousands of dunums of private and public land in majority Palestinian areas, especially in the Galilee. Following these events the Arab masses inside Palestine declared a general strike, confronting the Israeli authorities for the first time since the occupation of Palestine in 1948. The Israeli response was extremely violent, as the Israeli troops, backed by tanks, entered Palestinian villages and reoccupied them, causing a number of martyrs and many wounded and detainees among the civilians.

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