Peace Now (Shalom Achshav) is the largest and most effective peace movement in the history of Israel. Canadian Friends of Peace Now (CFPN) supports the agenda of Shalom Achshav and raises awareness here in Canada of the need for a viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. CFPN is the largest Jewish organization in Canada that is Zionist and dedicated entirely to promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace on the basis of the two-state solution.
How is Israeli law applied to the occupied territories? What does international law say vis-à-vis the territories? What is the Supreme Court's approach to settlement expansion, human rights challenges and home evictions in East Jerusalem? Should the situation in the West Bank be called apartheid? To what extent is the Supreme Court limited by government policy and the political environment? What are some success stories in the fight to curtail settlements? What are some critical upcoming cases? Renowned Israeli human rights lawyer Michael Sfard will discuss these questions in our first event of the fall season on Oct. 3, 2021, 12:00 noon ET.