"The United States and the Soviet Union are in a position to dictate us to return the Territories.
To my sorrow
and to my shame, this is today my only hope."
Late Supreme Court Judge Haim Cohn, 1989.
Maariv (NRG), July 7, 2006
Panet, July 7, 2006
Panet, some more pictures.
Yair Gil's rendering
What is Israel doing? A call by Jews in Britain.
BBC News, July 6, 2006: British Jews criticise Gaza raids.
The Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine denounces Israel's criminal aggression against the
Palestinian people and the complicit silence of the Canadian government
8 July, 2006 - The Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine is holding a rally today to denounce Israel's criminal aggression
against the Palestinian people. Indeed, for anyone who pays attention to the facts instead of focusing on groundless official
statements, the real policy of the Israeli State has never been so obvious : destruction of bridges, destruction of the only
electrical station in Gaza, kidnapping and imprisonment of dozens of Palestinian parliamentarians, death threats against the
Palestinian Prime Minister and bombardment of his office, assassination of civilians, etc. None of this can be justified by
the kidnapping and detention of an Israeli soldier. None of this is conducive to protecting the life of that soldier, quite
the contrary. It is « the act of a gang, not of a state » as was stated in a recent editorial of the Israeli daily Haaretz
entitled « The government is losing its reason ».
But the Israeli government has not lost its reason. It is simply
pursuing in a more blatant fashion its long time policy aiming at the dispossession of the Palestinian people, the ongoing
confiscation of its land, the destruction of its local economy, the destruction of its infrastructures. In summary, gradually
reducing its foundations and making its life more and more unbearable. To make the Palestinian people leave even from the
22% of historical Palestine to which it is hanging on. That is the true policy of the State of Israel, a policy which it pursues
relentlessly, under the guises of "the peace process", of the "roadmap", and of the "war on terror"... All prefabricated expressions
which are presently being revealed as lies in broad daylight..
The Coalition for Justice and Peace in Palestine calls
on the Government of Canada to publicly denounce the Israeli aggression against Gaza and to demand its immediate end. The
present silence of the Harper government is nothing short of shameful. It follows on Canada's refusal to recognize the results
of the parliamentary elections in which Hamas has won the largest number of seats, and on the cutting of Canadian aid to the
Palestinian Authority. The situation which has resulted from this is catastrophic for the Palestinian people : its right to
education, its right to work, and even its right to feed itself have been threatened. By cutting its aid, Canada participates
de facto in the actual Israeli policy of making life unbearable for the Palestinian people...
Beyond the current aggression,
it is the entire Israeli regime of occupation and colonization of the West Bank and of the Gaza Strip which must end, as well
as the general impunity under which it has been carried out over four decades. Two years ago, on July 9th 2004, the International
Court of Justice published a historical legal opinion reiterating that the occupation regime is illegal and establishing that
the Wall built by Israel in Palestine is also illegal and must be demolished. Two years later, the construction of the Wall
and the other illegal actions of Israel continue. And a people is being humiliated daily. All this must be brought to an end.
Following the rally, teams of volunteers will go to several SAQ stores to protest against the fact the Quebec
state corporation sells wines produced within territories occupied by Israel (Golan) and thus contributes to the viability
of illegal colonies and to the general impunity that Israel benefits from.
|We havn't got spare children for unnecessary wars
|Stop murdering children
|The criminal government - a disaster to both peoples.
|Stop the siege, starvation, and oppression
|Take off your hands from the Arab Palestinian people.
|No to Israeli imperialism. Yes to the fraternity of people.