Don’t miss The Oslo Diaries

 About the film: It's 1992. Israeli Palestinian relations are at all time low. In an attempt to stop the bloodshed, a small group of Israelis and Palestinians meet in Oslo--secretly and against the law. Their meetings lead to negotiations that come tantalizingly close to a final peace deal. The film provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Oslo Accords and their

April 17th, 2018|Categories: Home|

Sober thoughts voiced amid Independence Day jubilation  

 Last week Jews in their homeland and throughout the Diaspora celebrated Israel’s 70th birthday. They revelled in this small, young country’s amazing achievements – its military prowess, economic strength, vibrant culture and breakthroughs in science, technology, medicine and more. Despite its precarious beginnings, four major wars and the constant threat of war, the nation thrives. Yet not everyone was content

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Home, Newsletters|

CFPN calls for de-escalation of Gaza stand-off  

Canadian Friends of Peace Now is deeply concerned about the potential for the escalation of violence at the Gaza border. We are alarmed and saddened by the killing and wounding of unarmed protesters last week. We call on both sides – Palestinians and Israelis – to exercise restraint and act responsibly to prevent further bloodshed. Israel has a right to

April 6th, 2018|Categories: Home|

CFPN urges NDP to reject wrong-headed motion

Canadian Friends of Peace Now is very concerned about a resolution on Israel/Palestine due to be brought forward at the NDP national convention later this month.  The highly one-sided resolution puts demands upon Israel, but none upon the Palestinians, for ending the conflict. Particularly troubling is that it emphasizes UN General Assembly Resolution 194 as a basis for a negotiated

February 6th, 2018|Categories: Home|

A Shmooze with Luc Chartrand

Wed, November 29, 2017

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Home, Past Events|

CFPN regards U.S. embassy announcement grave mistake and unnecessary provocation

Canadian Friends of Peace Now views with deep dismay President Trump’s intention to transfer the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The President said his decision is not a departure “from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace agreement.” But these are empty words. The move signals to the Palestinians and the Arab world that America has no

December 6th, 2017|Categories: Home|

A Better Way Forward for Israel’s Security- Amnon Reshef

Tues, October 24, 2017

November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Home, Past Events|

Retired Israeli General Calls for A Two-State Solution

By: Sheldon Kirshner Conditions are not yet ripe for Israel and the Palestinians to negotiate a peace agreement, but in the meantime, the Israeli government should adopt pragmatic measures to ensure that final-status talks will be possible in the future, says Amnon Reshef, the founder of Commanders for Israel’s Security, a non-partisan Israeli organization that promotes a two-state solution. Reshef,

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Home|

Colliding Dreams

Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Home, Past Events|

Israel at Risk

Tues, May 16, 2017

May 31st, 2017|Categories: Home, Past Events|

Generals devise plan to save two-state solution

A group of high ranking retired officers from Israel's military and security establishment has a plan for keeping Israel safe while holding the door open for an eventual two-state solution. This was the message brought to Toronto Jewish audiences on May 16 and 17 by Michael Koplow, Director of the Israel Policy Forum, the American partner for the Commanders for

May 1st, 2017|Categories: Home|

Peace Now exposes more government collusion with settlement enterprise

With much fanfare, the Netanyahu government recently announced a policy of “restrained” settlement building as a show of good will to the White House. Peace Now‘s analysis demonstrates it’s all smoke and mirrors and that, in practice, settlement can continue apace. The policy states construction will be limited to the “built-up area” of a settlement, with use of adjacent or

April 1st, 2017|Categories: Home|

CFPN sponsors new youth education project in Israel

Peace Now staffer Yotam Yaakoba talks to youth about realities beyond the Green Line.                                   Recent opinion polls show aRecent opinion polls show a disturbing trend among Israeli youth: they are becoming more hawkish and less concerned about peace, democracy and human

March 24th, 2017|Categories: Home|

New format for letter to consulate: Israel’s appalling travel ban

Dear Friends, Last week we sent out a notice urging you to protest Israel’s new travel ban through a letter or an email to the Israeli ambassador to Canada. We have since discovered that the embassy does not make it very simple to receive such feedback by email. The “Contact Us” page consists of a form, with a space for

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Home|

We urge you to help: Israel’s appalling travel ban.      

Dear friend, We are urging our supporters, and all Jews who value a democratic Israel, to write to the Israeli ambassador to Canada and protest the new travel ban legislation. A proposed letter is below, but you can put the concerns expressed into your own words. Our recent statement on the travel ban is also appended below as background. We also

March 17th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Israel’s new travel ban is neither Jewish nor democratic

Canadian Friends of Peace Now strongly condemns the new Israeli legislation, adopted March 6 by the Knesset, that bans entry to foreign nationals who support or publicly engage in boycotts of either Israel or West Bank settlements. Anyone who values freedom of expression – whether he or she agrees with boycotts or not – should be appalled by this law.

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Peace Now launches legal action against expropriation law  

Israel’s Supreme Court also sits as the High Court of Justice. In this capacity, it has original jurisdiction over civil rights cases filed by citizens against government entities such as administrative agencies. Together with other organizations,Peace Now has submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice against Israel’s new expropriation law, passed on Feb. 6, 2017 and also known

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Home|

New land grab law unjust and dangerous 

Canadian Friends of Peace Now utterly condemns the outrageous new law passed by the Israeli Knesset which legalizes illegal settler construction on private Palestinian land. The measure retroactively allows outright theft by settlers, giving post facto authorization to 55 West Bank settlement outposts that were illegally built by settlers on land recognized by the State of Israel as privately-owned by

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Home|

Simon Rosenblum

Monday, February 6, 2017

February 6th, 2017|Categories: Home, Past Events|

Introducing Peace Now activists

Teen group leader undaunted by uphill slog Last summer, 17-year-old Aaron Schorr, a neophyte to political activism, stepped into the lion’s den. He volunteered for aPeaceNow information stand in downtown Jerusalem, where the mood these days is tense, hawkish and generally hostile to left-wing messages. As Aaron handed out anti-occupation literature, two Haredi (ultra-orthodox) teens confronted him. Wasn’t he ashamed to

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Home|