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[11 Dec 2002 | Comments Off on Open Letter to the Canadian Prime Minister Regarding the Banning of Moslem Organizations | ]

Dear Prime Minister:
The Canadian government’s announcement to ban the Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and the Lebanese group Hizbollah, as “terrorist groups” is ill advised, biased and outrageous.
The two Palestinian groups were formed 20 years after the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories in 1967. The Hizbollah group was formed after the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 and the subsequent occupation of large areas of Lebanese territory. Both occupations were against international law, UN Security Council resolutions and the UN Charter.
It is worth noting that all the military …

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[1 Dec 2002 | Comments Off on Open Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chretien | ]

Right Honorable Jean Chretien
Prime Minister of Canada
Dear Prime Minister:
Today marks 36 long years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights of Syria.
While the Canadian Government has maintained publicly that this occupation is illegal and must end, it actions speak otherwise and support this occupation economically and politically. Economically the Canadian government maintains a free trade agreement with Israel, and politically it did not support the significant resolutions that call Israel to task on its illegal policies of house demolitions, illegal settlement building, war …