April 19, 2021
At their national convention on April 10, the NDP passed a resolution calling on Canada to ban trade with illegal Israeli settlements and to impose an arms embargo on the State of Israel. This follows earlier similar resolutions by a wide variety of Canadian organizations, including the Green Party of Canada, the United Church of Canada, the Canadian Friends Service Committee (Quakers), and the Mennonite Church of Canada.
UJPO-Canada welcomes these bold efforts to hold the Israeli government accountable for its continued violation of international law and unconscionable treatment of the Palestinian people. We commit to further dialogue on this issue, and to search for ways of taking action to support the goals of these resolutions.