Canada-Palestine Public Relations

Petition to Upgrade Palestine’s Diplomatic Status in Canada

Pétition pour une mise à niveau du statut diplomatique de la Palestine au Canada

As a part of the campaign to upgrade the status the below letters were sent directly to the Right Honourable Prime Minister and the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs by a group of Canadian religious leaders. The letter that follows, signed by the people will be sent directly to the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs.



The Palestinians have had a representative in Ottawa for many years, but this representative has never enjoyed the same status as that enjoyed by representatives of other nations. The below petition requests that the status of this representative be upgraded, and that this individual be known as representative of “Palestine” in Canada.

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs,

We would like to express our utmost delight for your leadership of this great country, which makes us fully confident in the returned status of Canada as a major player in the international arena for peace, and the defending of principals of human rights and international legitimacy. As Canadians of Arab origin, and Canadians interested in justice in the Middle East, we are eager to strengthen relations between our home-land Canada and our countries of origin.

We are highly appreciative and supportive of your statements calling to achieve just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East. We look forward to Canada taking a constructive, unbiased and honest mediation.

We, the undersigned, are asking you to take an active role in the implementation of a symbolic step to upgrade the diplomatic Palestinian representation in Canada to such a rank like: The General Delegation of Palestine, the Diplomatic Mission of Palestine, Diplomatic Representation of Palestine, including granting it the privileges and immunities enjoyed by other countries’ official representation in Canada.

We thank you for your consideration of our request. Please accept our utmost respect and best wishes.

Depuis longtemps, les Palestiniens ont un représentant à Ottawa, mais ce représentant n’a jamais joui du même statut que celui dont jouissent les représentants des autres nations. La pétition qui suit demande qu’il y ait une mise à niveau du statut du représentant, et que ce dernier soit reconnu en tant que représentant de la « Palestine » au Canada.

L’Honorable Stéphane Dion, ministre des Affaires étrangères du Canada,

Nous aimerions vous exprimer notre immense joie de vous voir occuper le leadership de ce merveilleux pays. Aussi, nous sommes tout à fait persuadés que nous serons témoins, dans un avenir proche, du retour du Canada sur la scène internationale, dans son rôle de promoteur de la paix et de défendeur des principes des droits de la personne et de légitimité internationale. En tant que Canadiens et Canadiennes d’origine arabe et/ou qui ont à cœur la justice au Moyen-Orient, nous sommes immensément enthousiastes à l’idée de renforcer les relations entre notre patrie et nos pays d’origine.

Nous vous sommes reconnaissants, et ce, au plus haut point, de vos déclarations de vouloir arriver à une juste paix, une paix complète, une paix durable au Moyen-Orient, et nous vous soutenons à tous les niveaux. En outre, nous nous réjouissons à l’idée de voir le Canada remplir un rôle de médiation qui sera à la fois constructif, objectif et honnête.

Nous, soussignés, vous demandons votre implication active dans une prise de mesure symbolique afin mettre à niveau la représentation diplomatique palestinienne : une Délégation générale de la Palestine, une Représentation diplomatique de la Palestine, une Mission diplomatique de la Palestine, ce qui inclurait l’octroi des mêmes privilèges et immunités dont jouissent les représentants officiels des autres pays au Canada.

Nous vous remercions de bien vouloir considérer cette demande. Et, nous vous prions de bien vouloir agréer notre plus profond respect et nos meilleurs souhaits.

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  • signed 2017-12-09 11:51:13 -0500
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    Nidal Kotob
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  • signed 2017-10-07 08:52:25 -0400
    Fuck the Palestinians. Bunch of sand nigger terrorists. I hope Israel eradicates these vermin from the face of the earth.

    And, let’s get a petition going to deport these cock sucking Arabs from Canada.

    Long live Israel. Death to Palestine. A good Palestinian is one you see through an Israeli gun sight.

    PS. Allah likes to fuck sheep and Mohammed likes to ass fuck homosexuals.
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  • signed 2016-12-07 15:37:48 -0500
    Pax Christi International issued a statement on December 1, 2016: ‘Call for a new Israeli-Palestinian peace process: the moment for a renewed commitment”.

    In light of this call to responsible global leadership, Canada must upgrade the diplomatic status of the Palestinian Delegation in Canada.
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    Palestine have existed before times. Canada must not ignore the injustice against Palestine.
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