À la suite de la controverse déclenchée par le voyage manqué des élues américaines Rashida Tlaib et Ilhan Omar dans les territoires palestiniens occupés, il est utile d’en analyser les conséquences politiques, et qui pourrait gagner et perdre à la suite de cette saga. LES GAGNANTS Le mouvement BDS (boycottage, désinvestissement et sanctions) pourrait voir sa notoriété croître aux États-Unis,

September 14th, 2019|Categories: Home|

What if they held an election and nobody won? By Simon Rosenblum*

  The deadline for mergers/coalitions and party lists has passed, so we now know the lineup for Israel's September 17 do-over election. There will likely be nine groupings in the next Knesset - fewer than usual! The so-called mergers are really like-minded parties coming together in coalition so as to better their chances of obtaining the minimum votes required to

August 12th, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|


August 7th, 2019|Categories: Events (English), Home|

La Cour fédérale a visé juste sur l’étiquetage des produits des colonies de peuplement

Les Amis canadiens de la paix maintenant estiment qu'une décision récente d'un tribunal sur l'étiquetage des produits des colonies de peuplement au Canada est raisonnable et juste. La Cour fédérale du Canada a statué que les vins fabriqués et mis en bouteille en Cisjordanie ne devraient pas être étiquetés comme «produit d'Israël». Pour ce faire, la décision est "fausse, trompeuse

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home|

Federal Court got it right on settlement product labelling

Canadian Friends of Peace Now considers a recent court decision on the labelling of settlement products in Canada to be reasonable and just. The Federal Court of Canada ruled that wines made and bottled in the West Bank should not be labelled as “Product of Israel.” To do so, the ruling stated, is “false, misleading and deceptive,” and therefore contravenes

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

Hypocrisy Revealed: Peace Now exposes spike in unauthorized settlements

This week, Israel's double standard regarding settlers and Palestinians was on full display. On July 22, Peace Now released a bombshell reportexposing how new illegal settler outposts have mushroomed across the West Bank in recent years, mostly with direct or tacit government support. The same day, Israeli authorities began to demolish Palestinian homes deemed illegal in an East Jerusalem neighbourhood.

July 27th, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

Audio interview with the CEO of Israel’s Peace Now Shaqued Morag

Shaqued Morag - CEO of Israel's Peace Now Shaqued Morag is clear-thinking, strategic, articulate and inspiring. Though only 34, she packs a wealth of experience as an organizer and speaker. She's been the executive director of Peace Now since July 2018, chosen for her leadership skills and activist credentials. Prior to that she was a parliamentary advisor and

July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

Israeli education minister backtracks twice – but one more to go

Canadian Friends of Peace Now is appalled, though not shocked, at statements made by Israeli Education Minister Rafi Peretz during a television interview on July 13. The minister gave unabashed support for apartheid. He said he wanted to see Israeli sovereignty imposed over all of "Judea and Samaria," i.e. the West Bank, and when pressed about voting rights for Palestinians,

July 19th, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

The Heart to Heart foundation brings young Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel together in a Canadian summer camp

The Heart to Heart foundation brings young Palestinian and Jewish citizens of Israel together in a Canadian summer camp experience to foster dialogue, understanding and leadership skills. The general public will have a chance to meet the latest cohort at the July 24 community reception. HEART TO HEART AND THE 2019 DELEGATION INVITE YOU TO... FINDING COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY RECEPTION

July 19th, 2019|Categories: Events (English), Home|

Sledgehammer diplomacy

Silwan tunnel undermines two-state solution On Sunday, June 30, Peace Now activists protested the inauguration of a new archeological tourist site dug under Palestinian homes in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan. The site is a tunnel exposing an ancient pathway from the Pool of Siloam to the Temple Mount and was purportedly used by Jews of antiquity ascending to

July 11th, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

Electoral impasse in Israel: What’s next? by Simon Rosenblum*

On April 9, the slogan "Bibi, King of Israel" seemed right on the mark. That's when Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud and the far-right parties won a clear majority of Knesset seats (65 out of 120) and Netanyahu declared "a great victory." Yet here we are once more, headed into new fall elections. What happened, in retrospect, is easy to describe, but

June 23rd, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

Once more the battle for Israel’s soul

Once more the battle for Israel's soul Crazy times! A new round of Israeli elections is slated for September 17 because Benjamin Netanyahu was unable to cobble together a coalition. This despite his willingness to "sell his soul and that of the country," as one commentator put it, in exchange for immunity from prosecution on corruption charges. The last campaign

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

Shaqued Morag speaking tour – 7 take-aways

Shaqued Morag, leader of Israel's Peace Now movement, visited Canada May 13-19, to speak in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, about the urgency for Israel to change course. Here are some of the highlights of her talks.     Original Zionist vision being eroded   Israel's 1948 Declaration of Independence envisions a democratic Jewish state with equality for all

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

Leader of Israel’s premier peace movement, Shaqued Morag, to speak in Toronto on May 16, 2019

May 13th, 2019|Categories: Events (English), Home|

Leader of Israel’s premier peace movement, Shaqued Morag, to speak in Montreal on May 14, 2019

May 13th, 2019|Categories: Events (English), Home|

Leader of Israel’s premier peace movement, Shaqued Morag, to speak in Ottawa on May 15, 2019

May 13th, 2019|Categories: Events (English), Home|

La directrice exécutive de la Paix maintenant Israël vient à Montréal le 14 mai 2019

Venez nombreux participer à la conférence intitulée "la démocratie israélienne à la croisée des chemins: de la déclaration d’indépendance d’Israël à la loi de l'État-nation juif" avec la participation de SHAQUED MORAG Directrice exécutive de la Paix maintenant Israël. Ancienne chef de cabinet du parti Meretz. Activiste anti-pauvreté et en faveur de la défense des droits des femmes. La conférence

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Events-Fr, Home|

Some thoughts on Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’Atzma’ut

Today - Yom HaZikaron - is a day of solemn remembrance for Israel. It is a time to commemorate the soldiers, police and others, the thousands of men and women, who died during active duty. According to Israel's defence ministry the number of fallen stands at 23,741, a figure that includes all those who died in the pre-state struggles and

May 8th, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

Leader of Israel’s premier peace movement to speak in Canada

Israel's beleaguered peace camp has its work cut out for it in the wake of Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election and new gains for the extreme right. The ultra-nationalists will push Netanyahu to make good on his campaign promise to annex the West Bank. But, says Shaqued Morag, leader of Peace Now, Israel's premier peace movement, the annexation danger may also serve

April 24th, 2019|Categories: Events (English), Home|

Israel’s at a Tipping Point: Peace Camp Needed Now More Than Ever

Bibi is King of Israel - unless/until he goes to jail that is! The election results should not have come as a surprise, as the polls consistently pointed to a right-wing government. Let's examine some of the major factors that will determine what is to come. Donald Trump was merely being Trump when he tweeted that Netanyahu's re-election "improves the

April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Home, Newsletters|