Cancel the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
- Jean Chretien
On January 1, 1997 the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement came into effect. The idea of this agreement, which eliminated 80% of tarrifs between the two countries, was founded during more peaceful days in the Holy Land. Now, however, Israel is committing terrible crimes against the Palestinian people. These crimes, such as torture and harbouring war criminals, plainly violate international law.
Canada cannot continue its overly friendly relations with Israel under such conditions. The agreement while granting Israel great wealth causes Palestinian businesses to lose an estimated 6 million American dollars a day. This petition is for the cancelation of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement.
To the Honourable Jean Chretien, We the undersigned wish to see the cancelation of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. It is our belief that Canada cannot continue its current relations with the Israeli government because of crimes committed by that government which violate international law. These crimes include the torture of Palestinian political prisoners, numerous political assassinations, and the harbouring of war criminals. For these reasons we believe the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement should be canceled.
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