Canada must reinstate funding for UNRWA immediately as well as taking further concrete action to end the war in Gaza and build a lasting peace. And it must get serious about helping build prospects for peace in Ukraine.
In order to forestall yet more disastrous military actions by Israel in Gaza, Canada must impose real consequences by suspending all transfers of military goods and officially recognizing the state of Palestine.
Canada must back up its stated concerns over Israel’s plans to launch a ground offensive in Gaza that imperils over one million civilians by suspending all arms transfers to Israel immediately.
Canada can show real leadership right now by reinstating lifesaving UNRWA funding and by recognizing the Palestinian state.
The ICJ has delivered a powerful ruling ordering Israel to ‘take all measures within its power’ to protect Palestinians in Gaza. Canada must urge Israel to comply.
Only real American leverage can stop the Israeli carnage in Gaza and secure the release of the hostages. This is what Canada and other western allies must demand now.