UJPO-Toronto Calls for Justice in Palestine
The United Jewish People’s Order Toronto watches with revulsion, horror and heartbreak as more than 60 Palestinians have been murdered in the last three days by the Israel Defense Forces. We join the world in mourning each of these human beings as we confront the undeniable facts: that our taxes paid for those guns
and bullets, that our trauma and history are manipulated to create and justify the desperate situation in Gaza and elsewhere in Israel. We condemn the United States’ deliberate provocation of opening their Jerusalem embassy the day before Nakba Day.
May 15th marked the 70th anniversary of al-Nakba, the Catastrophe, when 750,000 Palestinians were driven from their ancestral lands in a process that continues today. As Jews, we are implicated in al-Nakba and in the oppression of Palestinians. We call on our own communities and on all others to acknowledge these atrocities done in our name, and to creatively, knowledgeably and powerfully take action for a free Palestine and a brighter future.
The United Jewish People’s Order demands that Israel STOP using lethal force against people protesting for their freedom!