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Canadians for Equality and Peace for Palestinians
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Volunteer Your Time

As a newly formed and growing group we are looking for volunteers with a little or a lot of time.

Register for an Upcoming Event

We are looking for volunteers to help organize and/or volunteer at future events in to raise awareness for the human rights violations in Palestine and Israel.






Make a Donation

Donate to help fund our event, or we'll provide a channel for getting money directly to Palestine.

Write a Letter

Write a letter to PM Jeam Chretien and let him know that Canada must be involved in the solution.

Prime Minister Jean Chretien




























Dear Mr. Chretien,
I am a concerned Canadian who is in support of an independent Palestinian State and I sympathize with the plight of the occupied Palestinian people in Jerusalem and the occupied territories.
The recent outbreaks of fatal violence in the occupied territories of Palestine are only a symptom of the oppression and human rights violations that have gone on in Palestine for the past half-century under Israeli control. The continuation of these violations is facilitated the lack of action on the part of the international community, including Canada. I am appalled by the human rights violations in Palestine over the past 53 years, the lack of concern of the people in the West, and the lack of meaningful response by the Canadian Government.
I am calling on you Mr. Chretien to put an end to the international double standards with respect to Israel's continual violations of UN Resolutions and International Law, and to put pressure on the Israeli government to comply with the United Nations resolutions it has stood in of violation of since 1967, as the necessary precursor to peace. In this I ask Canada to be a leader in the global community in bringing justice and peace to the region.

Sincerely,

[Name]
[Address]
[Postal Code]

Fax or email the Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bill Graham and Deputy Prime Minister John Manley


Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien
Tel: 992-4211
Fax: 941-6900
Email:
pmo@pm.gc.ca

Deputy Prime Minister, John Manley
Tel: 992-3269
Fax: 995-1534
Email
: manlej1@parl.gc.ca

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bill Graham
Tel: 992-5234
Fax: 996-9607
Email:
Graham.B@parl.gc.ca

THANK THEM:

*for Bill Graham's criticism of Israel's human rights abuses and encourage them
to uphold Canada's tradition of speaking out against human rights abuses and
using its good offices to foster peace and stability.

REMIND THEM of the following:

* Our trade relationship with Israel should not prevent us from raising human
rights issues.

* Canada should continue to ask Israel to account for its human rights abuses
and treatment of Palestinians

* A recent U.S. State Department's annual human rights report calls Israel's
human rights record 'poor' and documents the following:

*Israel's deliberate denial of medical assistance to sick and injured
Palestinians;

*its encirclement and closure of towns which strangle Palestinians
economically;

*its repeated use of live ammunition against demonstrators;

*its collective punishments and incursions into towns and villages;

*and its targeted assassinations and executions without trial.

* 250 soldiers in Israel's reserve army have signed a petition refusing to serve
in the West Bank and Gaza. They have refused to fight in what they call
'missions of occupation and oppression to dominate, expel, starve and humiliate
an entire people.'

*  Real peace in the Middle East will only be secured with the resolution of
such longstanding issues such as the illegal Israeli occupation, Israel's
consistent and flagrant violations of U.N. resolutions, and the right of return
to refugees.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
- Mark Twain