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Offline Granny

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Re: International Jewish Voices
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2019, 09:17:35 am »
From an IJVCanada Facebook post:
"Yesterday I was arrested with sixteen others for helping Palestinians fill potholes in an old dirt track that is the only link to the outside world for isolated, endangered communities under constant violent attack by settlers. (Read more below.)

TODAY I AM WRITING TO ASK YOU TO DO THE SINGLE MOST CONCRETE THING that I think Canadians can at this time to support the Palestinian struggle: sign the Parliamentary petition to the Minister of National Revenue to revoke the charitable status of the Jewish National Fund Canada.

The JNF acquires land in Palestine for the exclusive use of Jews. It overtly and blatantly discriminates against Palestinians. It demolishes entire villages. And, it raises about $30 million per year in Canada as tax deductible donations.


The JNF consistently violates the Canada Tax Act in substantive ways. That has been reported to the Canada Revenue Agency for forty years. The CRA has done nothing. I am one of four Canadians who jointly filed a formal, legal complaint with the CRA a year and half ago with 85 pages of documentation, mostly from the JNF's own literature. We have heard nothing even though we met personally with the director of enforcement of the charities division.

In January this year, Independent Jewish Voices launched a Parliamentary petition to the Minister of National Revenue to audit the JNF and revoke its charitable status if it is found in violation. The petition is open to be signed only until May 9, just before noon. After that, NDP Critic for National Revenue, MP Pierre-Luc Dussealt will submit the petition to Parliament and the government will be obliged to respond. The more signatures it has, the more seriously it will be taken.

We set a goal of 3,000 signatures and now are up to 2,459. We need your help in getting another 541 in the next five days. I think that is achievable if we work together.

First, would you please go to www.stopthejnf.ca and follow the links to sign the petition. It is simple and easy. And, it will make a difference. It's important.
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The situation here in Palestine is dire and getting worse. I have been with people here day after day who are directly suffering in more ways than I can begin to tell you. It's all around. I imagine you know this already. We can put the brakes on the JNF. If we do, it will make a small difference, but it will also encourage Palestinians and others around the world to take other concrete steps. And, it will directly challenge the until-now-overwhelming dominance of the false Zionist narrative in Canadian politics. I hope you will sign the petition and circulate this widely.
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David Mivasair"
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