This website has moved but this site will still be visible as an arhive.
PACBI-CAP/PAC supports call for boycott and sanctions against Israel's Apartheid like practices

International Boycott-Related Initiatives >
Bookmark and Share         Print   Send Email

Canadian Action Party | March 2007

CAP/PAC supports call for boycott and sanctions against Israel's Apartheid like practices

Canadian Action Party/Parti action canadienne
members endorse a call to boycott, divestment and
sanctions campaign against Israel's
apartheid-like practices against the Palestinian
people. The July, 2005 call to boycott has gained
worldwide momentum from trade unions, political
parties, cultural, academic and church groups,
Jewish peace and human rights groups, businesses, and individuals.

A motion in respect of this support was tabled at
the party's convention in September, 2006 in
order to become more familiar with the issue.
With an extremely high percentage of positive
feedback received, it has now been officially approved.

Canadian Action Party/Parti action canadienne
supports international and humanitarian law,
including the Geneva Conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

CAP/PAC believes that Israel must demolish the
separation or "Apartheid" wall which is
encroaching Palestinian land and making daily
life impossible for Palestinians. Israel must
compensate those injured by the wall to date,
must cease its brutal occupation of the West Bank
and Gaza and must comply with the precepts of
international law, including the right of
Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and
properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.
Further, Palestinian Arabs living within Israel's
borders are treated worse than second-class citizens.

CAP/PAC believes the peace that Israel so desires
will never be possible until there is justice for
Palestine and Palestinian refugees.

CAP/PAC also recognizes the parallels between
Israel and Canada in that a pre-existing
population has been pushed aside. We also support
an honest look at Canada's own human rights record regarding our First Nations.

CAP/PAC acknowledges Canadian participation in
the occupation through the Canada-Israel Free
Trade Agreement and the Ontario-Israel Memorandum
of Understanding and commits to abrograte these
agreements until Israel ceases its apartheid-like
practices against Palestinians.

The Canadian government has added to Palestinian
suffering by being one of the first countries to
cut off critical aid to Palestine to punish it
for democratically electing a Hamas government one year ago.

An article in The Jerusalem Post, February 4,
2007, reported that the Canadian government
announced that it would establish an "Israel
Allies Caucus" to "mobilize support for the
State of Israel and promote Judeo-Christian
values amid a groundswell of Christian support
for Israel around the world." An almost identical
caucus was established in the U.S.approximately 6
months ago. However, there was no trace of this
announcement in the mainstream media in Canada.

In response The Alliance of Concerned Jewish
Canadians commented: "This move is just another
sign of the Harper government's complete contempt
for the Canadian public." It is not in the
interest of most Canadians, and certainly not in the interest of most Jews."

Contact Wendy Forrest, chair of policy, [email][/email]

Posted on 10-03-2007

  Bookmark and Share         Print   Send Email  



Advanced search



About the Campaign

Who We Are
PACBI Call for Boycott
Palestinian BDS Call
PACBI Statements

PACBI Guidelines and Positions

Academic Boycott
Cultural Boycott
Risala Editorials
Other Key Documents
Campaign Resources

Reference Documents
Useful Links
News & Opinion



PACBI, P.O.Box 1701, Ramallah, Palestine
All Rights Reserved © PACBI