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Ralph Goodale: Canadian Minister of Public Security Offers a Slap in the Face to Palestinians and a Pat on the Back to Netanyahu

Dear Minister Goodale, I am writing to you on behalf of the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel. We are a network composed of members and friends of the United Church of Canada. The installation of … Continue reading

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Letter to Chrystia Freeland Re Khan Al Ahmar and Susiya

Sept. 23, 2017 The Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister: Foreign Affairs – Canada Dear Minister Freeland, I am writing to you as chair of the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI), a network of members and … Continue reading

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What Leads to a Hunger Strike?

I am worried for the 1,500 of 6,500 Palestinian prisoners held by Israelis who have been on a hunger strike for over a month. I am also worried about what might happen. Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail. I witnessed … Continue reading

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Wondering About Justin Trudeau’s Positions: Canada and Israel’s Shared Democratic Values, Security Council Resolution 2334 and Anti-Zionism

Below is an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who issued a statement on Israel’s Independence Day in which he made three statements that left me and many others, somewhat befuddled. On behalf of the United Network for … Continue reading

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Israeli Violence Toward Palestinian Children

Dear Minister Freeland, It is Good Friday, once again, I find myself writing to express my concern with respect to recent actions by the state of Israel this time focusing on its excessive use of force against Palestinian children including … Continue reading

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Religion, Divestment, Shareholder Engagement, the United Church and the Way of Jesus

Religion, Divestment, Shareholder Engagement, the United Church and the Way of Jesus Religion is not rational. It is about relationships and symbols that speak to our lives and to our connections with what is within us and beyond us. It … Continue reading

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In Response to the Green Party Support for BDS.

Dear David, I wish to convey to you and the Green Party my sincere thanks and appreciation for all those who supported human rights, the rule of international law and the desire for a just peace that is at the … Continue reading

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