The Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU) is a human rights organization that explicitly recognizes the right of the Palestinian people to national existence and to live in security. We condemn all violations of human rights. PAJU was co-founded in Montreal by Bruce Katz, a Jewish Canadian and Rezeq Faraj, a Palestinian Canadian who have been friends for more than 25 years. Our group is comprised of Jews, Palestinians and other Canadians of good conscience who work together to promote peace in the Middle East and to educate the public on the Palestinian question.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 806, July 22, 2016: Jews in Israel coming from Arabic countries : The Mizrahim. Part 2
David Ben Gurion, a Pole who became the first prime minister, described the Mizrahim in exclusively negative terms, as a “rabble" and “human dust". Mizrahi immigrants were subjected to a programme of “de-Arabisation", their presumed backwardness treated no differently from the diseases they supposedly carried.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 805, July 15, 2016: Jews in Israel coming from Arabic countries : The Mizrahim. Part 1
In a little-noticed move last week, Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman barred an official close to Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas from entering Israel. Mohammed Madani is accused of “subversive activity" and “political terror". His crimes, as defined by Mr Lieberman, are worth pondering. They suggest that Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians may be rooted less in security issues and more in European colonialism.
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 804, July 8, 2016: UNRWA : The blockade of Gaza is illegal and violates humanitarian law
A report issued by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees in the Middle East (UNRWA) has confirmed the serious deterioration of various aspects of life in Gaza as a result of the continuous siege imposed by Israel on Gaza during the last ten years. The report states: "Years of socio-economic decline, conflict and blockade have left the health sector in the Gaza Strip lacking in adequate infrastructure and adequate opportunities for the medical training of health personnel…"The facilities are overcrowded and service is often interrupted by power outages. These problems eventually endanger the health of the population which is already increasingly threatened. » The report warns that Gaza needs 800 additional hospital beds, 1,000 doctors and 2,000 more nurses by 2020 to maintain the current level of services. « At the end 2015, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs noted an increase in requests to exit Gaza for medical reasons, but a decrease in the issuance of exit permits. »
"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil # 803, July 1st, 2016: Israel has destroyed $74 million worth of EU projects
An $11-million farming project in the Jordan Valley, a $61,200 playground near Nablus and an elementary school serving a Bedouin community east of Jerusalem: all have been destroyed by Israel. These are just a few examples of the at least 150 European-funded structures in the occupied West Bank that Israel demolished in the first three months of 2016. Israel has destroyed more homes, businesses and public infrastructure in these months than in all of 2015, according to a new report by the non-profit Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, or Euro-Med.. More than 900 Palestinians have been made homeless this year, according to UN statistics, and thousands more have had their livelihoods affected by the wave of destruction.
Vigil every Fridays, from noon to 1 h
529 Jarry East, Montreal, Quebec H2P 1V4
Saturday May 14 at 7 PM - to midnight
Starting point : Metro Mont-Royal
This year will mark the 68th year of the Palestinian catastrophe ( al Nakba). We, Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights - UQAM (SPHR-UQAM) and Tadamon invite all those who oppose imperialism, colonialism and modern fascism to join us to commemorate the Nakba and thereby the Palestinian resistance!
États-Unis. 2016. Réal.: Loretta Alper & Jeremy Earp. 85 min.
Film in English with French subtitles
Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world—except the United States. THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the United States.
Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli- Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel’s favor.
MARCHÉ ADONIS 2173, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, QC, CA.
Dear Mr. Naaman Aboud,
Le 18 juin 2015
It has come to our attention, as well as to some other members of our organisation who shop at Adonis, that you currently stock Sabra hmmus, a product of the the Israeli company named the Strauss Group which has “adopted” an elite IDF unit. The company’s website has boasted of providing the Golani Brigade “with an ongoing variety of food products for their training or missions, and provide personal care packages for each soldier that completes the path.”
The Strauss Group has also said it gives funds to the IDF unit for “welfare, cultural and educational activities, such as pocket money for underprivileged soldiers, sports and recreational equipment, care packages, and books and games for the soldiers’ club.”
Welcome to the launching of the Quebec BDS Coalition
- Sabine Friesinger
(member of the Coordinating Committee of the Quebec BDS Coalition) Speakers:
- Myriam Faraj (Activist),
- Bruce Katz (president of Palestinian and Jewish Unity),
- Laith Marouf (Palestinian
activist and former Executive Director of CUTV)
Saturday, June 15, 2013 • 12h30
At l’Usine C 1345 Av. Lalonde
At Festival des solidarités
For complete program : www.alternatives.ca
As resolutions in favour of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the State of Israel’s apartheid policies multiply among Quebec organisations, the Quebec BDS Coalition is being formed and you are cordially invited to attend its launching.
Come broach the subject with members of the Coalition to hear about their onthe- ground experiences and to talk about strategies which need to be undertaken in order to carry forward this historic campaign with international roots for peace and justice in Palestine.
End the occcupation !
Join PAJU and support the heroic resistance of the Palestinian People. Become part of the longest-running protest vigil in Canadian history, every Friday
Every friday, silent vigil in protest against the occupation.
Time: Noon - 1 pm
Place:529 Jarry East, Montreal, Quebec H2P 1V4, (metro Jarry)