Statement by Jews for a Just Peace Fredericton
We were horrified to learn this morning of the latest Israeli military actions against the inhabitants of Gaza. This is collective punishment in defiance of all international laws and norms. The few people killed or wounded in Israel by Hamas rocket attacks, while tragic, pale in significance in relation to the hundreds of people killed and wounded by the Israeli airstrikes. As Jews, we reject the idea that a Jewish life is worth more than a Palestinian life.
We are also concerned that Israel will follow these air strikes with a reoccupation on the ground which can only lead to further bloodshed and decrease the chances that there will ever be peace. There can be no military solution. Canada must condemn these unjustifiable Israeli actions and demand that that the Israeli government negotiate in good faith to end the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. We call upon all real friends of Israel to express their outrage at the illegal and immoral actions of the Israeli state and to exert whatever influence they can to foster a diplomatic solution.
Jews for a Just Peace
Ministers and party leaders and others: Harper.S@parl.gc.ca; email@example.com; Nicholson.R@parl.gc.ca; Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca; Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca; Layton.J@parl.gc.ca; ChowO@parl.gc.ca; Davies.L@parl.gc.ca; MacKay.P@parl.gc.ca; Oda.B@parl.gc.ca; Cannon.L@parl.gc.ca; Rae.B@parl.gc.ca
New Brunswick MPs: Allen.M@parl.gc.ca; Ashfield.K@parl.gc.ca; Damours.J@parl.gc.ca; Godin.Y@parl.gc.ca; Leblanc.D@parl.gc.ca; Moore.R@parl.gc.ca; Murphy.B@parl.gc.ca; O’Neill-Gordon.T@parl.gc.ca; Thompson.G@parl.gc.ca; Weston.R@parl.gc.ca