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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

57 Canadian MPs sign pledge opposing West Bank annexation

The MPs who signed the pledge come from 4 of the 5 parties in parliament including MPs representing the entire Bloc Quebecois caucus.

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) announced today that 57 members of parliament, or those representing them, had signed a letter pledging to oppose Israeli annexation of the West Bank.

As a Member of Parliament, I understand that Canada has a responsibility to stand up for international law and human rights. For this reason, the Canadian government must show meaningful opposition to the annexation plans recently announced by Israeli leaders. I call on the Canadian government to consider all reasonable diplomatic and economic options to stop annexation and prompt Israeli compliance with international law. Canadians deserve a Parliament that is willing to oppose Israeli annexation plans.

The letter itself was put together by CJPME along with other groups and organizations including Independent Jewish Voices, The United Church of Canada, the Mennonite Central Committee Canada, the Canadian Labour Congress and others.

The MPs who signed the pledge come from 4 of the 5 parties represented in parliament. They include MPs representing the entire Bloc Quebecois caucus, Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Green MP Paul Manly, 20 NDP MPs and even 2 Liberal MPs.

You can see the full list here: MPS WHO HAVE ENDORSED

Over 7,000 people signed emails calling on their MP to sign the pledge. If your MP has not signed the pledge they can still be emailed at TELL YOUR MP: SIGN THE PLEDGE TO OPPOSE ISRAELI ANNEXATION.



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