Statement on Canada’s UN Vote on Palestinian Self-Determination

NIFC welcomes the news that Canada will maintain its support for the United Nations resolution on the Right of Palestinian Peoples to Self-determination. By voting in favour of this resolution while voting against the rest of the resolutions that disproportionately target Israel, Canada has reaffirmed its commitment to self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians — a commitment which NIFC shares.

Though imperfect, we appreciate the importance of reaffirming Canada’s commitment to Palestinian self-determination, particularly at a time when Israeli settlement expansion continues to threaten the viability of Palestinian statehood.

NIFC stands firmly in support of a just resolution that brings peace and equality for all Israelis and Palestinians, and we are pleased that the Canadian government is taking steps towards this vision.

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