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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 #926 November 9, 2018: Traveling the world as a Palestinian on an Israeli passport

Part 1 At home, we speak Arabic intermixed with Hebrew. We deal with Israeli law, Israeli institutions, and can participate in the Israeli political system. But we are always conscious of our Palestinian heritage. Everything becomes more difficult whenever I cross borders. The in-betweeness of my identity is lost.

To immigration officers, government officials, and school administrators, only the nationality listed on my passport matters. When I traveled to Morocco last year, I was escorted from the airport by security — for my protection, because of my Israeli passport — and greeted with “Shabbat Shalom.”

When I told the airport official “thank you, but I am not Jewish,” he responded, “it does not matter.”

Paju's Vigil Fryday November 9, 2018 the Berri-UQAM Metro Station

Hello to all,

This week PAJU's Friday vigil and hand-out of our leaflets will take place inside the Berri-UQAM metro close to the entry point of UQAM.

Join us!

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil #925 November 2, 2018:

by Max Blumenthal

Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett has embarked on a visit to Pittsburgh “to be with our sisters and brothers in their darkest hour,” he said, after an avowed anti-Semite massacred eleven Jewish worshippers at the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue. As Bennett departs for Pittsburgh, some members of Israel’s governing Likud Party have issued talking points and statements blaming the victims of the anti-Jewish mass murderer for inspiring the attack. One especially prominent Likud member has even echoed Bowers’ hate manifesto.

Convocation to the PAJU Annual General Assembly, the 4th of November 2018

Convocation to the PAJU Annual General Assembly, the 12th of November 2017

Salle de l’Association des Travailleurs Grecs

5359 avenue du Parc

9h30 à 15h30

For PAJU members, this is the opportunity to renew their membership card and for those who wish to become members of PAJU, the opportunity to acquire a membership card. The PAJU membership card is fixed at $10. Please note that in order to take out a membership card, it is required that one first accept PAJU’s Charter (attached to this email along with PAJU bylaws).



PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity) Statement on the Attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue

Press release

Montreal, October 29th, 2018

Palestinian and Jewish Unity condemns the odious and criminal attack by the extreme-right militant and Trump devotee, Robert Bowers which resulted in the deaths of eleven members of the Jewish community of Pittsburgh and the wounding of six others, all at prayer at the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday morning, October 27th, 2018. This crapulous hate-crime is the bitter fruit of the rise of the new fascism which calls itself the ‘Alt-Right’ movement. We express our deep sympathy with the bereaved families and friends of the victims of this senseless crime.

What we are witnessing at present – growing out of a terrain sown with the seeds of neo-liberal austerity planning and the accompanying job loss, impoverishment and breaking down of the social fabric – is the emergence of ever-increasing xenophobic, anti-immigrant and anti-visible minority extreme-right movements, akin to those which rose in the Twenties and Thirties of the previous century on the heels of the Great Depression.

Paju's Vigil Thursday, November 1st and Fryday November 2, 2018 the Guy-Concordia Metro Station

Vigil and Distribution of PAJU this week:

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil #924 October 26, 2018: Israel lobbyists smear Khashoggi as terrorist so as to maintain Saudi alliance — and plans for Iran war

Even as headlines around the world say that it murdered a critical journalist, Saudi Arabia has some friends in the U.S. The Israel lobby is going to bat for the theocratic dictatorship over the alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Last night on i24 news, EJ Kimball, an Israel advocate at the Middle East Forum, suggested that Khashoggi deserved to die. The journalist’s “ties to al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood” raise “a whole lot of other issues” about the Saudi tradition of exporting terror, Kimball said. The much bigger picture, he said, is the new Saudi Arabia taking on Iran.

Paju's Vigil Thursday, October 25 and Fryday October 26 2018 at the Cegep Dawson

Vigil and Distribution of PAJU leaflets. THURSDAY October 25 & FRIDAY October 26:

"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil #923, October 19, 2018: Israeli Minister Demands Detained US Student Renounce BDS, Apologize

By Jason Ditz

Still under detention in Israel after a failed attempt to visit, University of Florida student and US citizen Lara Alqasem’s tentative links to the BDS movement have made her a major target for Israel’s far-right government.

Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan suggested that Alqasem could be released, and that he might even “consider” allowing her to visit Israel, if by Wednesday morning she publicly renouncing BDS in general as illegitimate and apologizes for “what she did.”

Paju's Vigil Thursday, October18 and Fryday October 19 2018 at the Cegep Saint-Laurent


Vigil and Distribution of PAJU this week are THURSDAY October 18 & FRIDAY October 19:


"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil #922, October 12, 2018: Robert Fisk spent the day with Gideon Levy, Israel’s most controversial Israeli journalist

As a persistent critic of Israel and the wickedness of its colonial land theft and its vile eatment of the Palestinians, I find myself curiously at odds with Levy – not so much because of his condemnation of journalists, but of his pessimism.

Would Israeli readers really be more interested in the death of an Israeli dog than the slaughter of 20 Palestinians?

Talk to the average young Israeli : an European waiter will speak better English.

Paju's Vigil Thursday October 11 2018 at the Cegep de Maisonneuve

Vigil and Distribution PAJU. THURSDAY OCTOBER 11:

THURSDAY October11 from 11:00 to 13:00 at the Cegep Maisonneuve corner of Pierre-de-Coubertin and Bourbonnière avenue (métro Pie-IX).




"End the occupation !" PAJU Vigil #921, October 5, 2018: Real Madrid Honours Palestinian Icon Ahed Tamimi in Slight to Israel

Spanish football team Real Madrid found itself a new and unexpected opponent on Saturday: the Israeli government.

The La Liga and Champions League winners hosted Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi on Friday just hours before their Madrid derby against Atletico Madrid and gave her a team shirt with her name and the number nine printed on the back.

She is revered among Palestinians for her defense of her family home where two Israeli soldiers, part of the wider occupying force in the West Bank, stood armed. She was filmed slapping one of the soldiers. The soldiers had shot one of her cousins in the head with a rubber bullet one hour before the incident.

Paju's Vigil October 4 and 5, 2018 at the Cegep du Vieux Montréal

Vigil and Distribution of PAJU are this week on THURSDAY & FRIDAY:





Montreal, July 23rd, 2018

''“We have passed this law to prevent any inclination or attempt to turn the State of Israel into a nation of all its citizens”''

Avi Dichter, Likud Member of Israel’s Knesset

Israel’s Zionist project reached its logical outcome with the law passed in the Knesset July 19th, 2018 which formally establishes an exclusive Jewish state in Israel. From its inception, the Zionist movement foresaw a Jewish state built on all of the land of historic Palestine, cleansed of its indigenous Palestinian Arab population. While the Palestinians of Israel (approximately 20% of Israel’s population) still remain in Israel pending their eventual “transfer,” they are now without status for all intent and purpose. What observers have been saying about Israel for years is now official: Israel is an apartheid state.

Boycott Hummus Sabra

Boycott products at Adonis

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.”

Boycott Indigo

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