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Date Range 1985-2005.
Description Level Fonds
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Fonds No. I0100
Physical Description Env. 0.6 metres of textual records. - 15 photographs. - 4 videos. - 4 sound elements.
History/Biographical Canadian Friends of Peace Now is a Zionist organization of Canadian Jews which supports the positions, programs and activities of the Israeli-based Peace Now movement called Shalom Achshav. Its purpose is to build a secure and lasting peace between Israel and all of its neighbours. (from website: Now is the largest extra-parliamentary movement in Israel, the country's oldest peace movement and the only peace group to have a large public base. The movement was founded in 1978 during the Israeli-Egyptian peace talks. At a moment when these talks appeared to be collapsing, a group of 348 reserve officers and soldiers from Israeli army combat units published an open letter to the Prime Minister of Israel calling upon the government to make sure this opportunity for peace was not lost. Tens of thousands of Israelis sent in support for the letter, and the movement was born. The basic principles of the movement from the outset were the right of Israel to live within secure borders and the right of our neighbors to do the same, including the right of Palestinians to self-determination. In time the movement became convinced the only viable solution to the conflict was the creation of a Palestinian state in the territories adjacent to Israel, which were occupied as a result of the 1967 war. "In 1988, upon PLO acceptance of UNSC resolution 242 and the principle of the two-state solution, Peace Now led a massive demonstration of 100,000 persons calling on the government to negotiate with the PLO. (...) Peace Now has consistently supported any and all steps promising to promote a resolution to the conflict, in addition to pressing all Israeli parties in power to initiate steps to bring about an end to the occupation and negotiations for peace. (from website
Custodial History The collection was originally donated by Beverley Stern to the Ontario Jewish Archives and was subsequently transferred to CJCCCNA in January 2010
Scope & Content Administrative records, minutes, correspondence, program and project information, newsletters, promotional brochures and flyers for Peace Now. 2 photos of Joint Israeli-Palestinian Peace Information Centre "Gesher" conference. 2 black and white photos of the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band. 11 colour photos of a fundraiser held at Charles Pachter's art gallery. 1 video Peace Now Rally 1995. 3 videos Americans For Peace Now - In Our Lifetime. 4 audio cassettes Peace Now - Gavri Bargil, November 26, 1996. CBC Sunday Morning - Arthur Hertzberg, November 6, 1983. CBC Sunday Morning - Middle East, December 9, 1984. Press clippings, including local Toronto Hebrew newspaper. Invitations to public lectures, discussions, lunches. Population maps of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Colour map of Palestinian villages and cities.
Notes Good.Ontario Jewish Archives.Financial information from donors.
Repository Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives

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