19th General Meeting
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it." - Robert Swann
G23-P007 Green Party calls on Israel to end human rights abuses against the people of Palestine
Whereas, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), and the Israeli human rights groups B’Tselem and Yesh Din have all stated that Israel is committing the crime of apartheid, which is the second worst crime against humanity (after genocide), and whereas Israel’s policies such as forced evictions, home demolitions, and separation of Palestinian families across all territories under its control amount to apartheid, and whereas the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in OPT stated that the political system of entrenched rule in the occupied Palestinian territory satisfied the prevailing evidentiary standard for the existence of apartheid.
Therefore Be it Resolved that the Green Party of Canada hereby acknowledges and declares Israel to be an apartheid state and calls on Israel to end its human rights abuses against the people of Palestine.
Submitter: Constantine Kritsonis
Sponsors: Lorraine Rekmans, Constantine Kritsonis, James M Ker, Phillip Blaney, Dimitri Lascaris, Tyler Beaulac, Colin Creasey, Mr. Colin Griffiths, Karen Brill, Ann Remnant, David Heap, Gaétan Houle, Jim Mason, Andy Shadrack, Norbert D'Costa, David Peters, Shel Goldstein, jason baines, Kyle Hutton, Allan Willms, Paul Conry, Stephen Warwick, Bill Henry, Kerry Mewhort, Dylan Murray, Ian Thomas Shaw, Margaret Rogers, Mr. John Grogan, Farida Fareh, Nima Parvini, Dennis Choptiany, Bruce Gunn, Daniele Guillaume, Bruce Livingstone, David Kattenburg, Widad Harrison, Vaalea Darkke, Farrukh Chishtie, juliovalencia, Nicolas Levesque-LeBlanc, Sheila Rea, J Herbert Latchko, Richard Demontigny, Ms. Celena Benndorf
Note from staff: This proposal is for consideration at the 19th Annual General Meeting. A second copy, with additional background information, is available in the Workshop to allow you to collaborate on amendments. You can access the workshop version here, which the submitter can still edit.
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