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February 21, 2016 7:10 am

Canadian Christian, Jewish Leaders Decry Trudeau Government Gift to ‘Antisemitic’ UN Gaza Relief Organization

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UNRWA employee Hiba M. Miari's Facebook page featuring an image glorifying the recent spate of Palestinian stabbing attacks. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

UNRWA employee Hiba M. Miari’s Facebook page featuring an image glorifying the recent spate of Palestinian stabbing attacks. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

Canadian Christian and Jewish leaders criticized their government on Friday for planning to give $15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), The Algemeiner has learned.

Dr. Charles McVety, national chair of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Canada, called it “outrageous” that the Canadian government wants to give such a sum of taxpayer dollars to “reward the terrorist regime in Gaza via UNRWA,” at a time when the PLO and Hamas are “inciting a knifing intifada throughout Israel.”

“This agency has been proven to be teaching hate, promoting violence and antisemitism,” he said in a released statement. “We ask that the Trudeau government reconsider its gift. The Canadian people should be assured that this country will not support terrorism directly or indirectly.”

Professor Frank Dimant, a dean at Canada Christian College and a spokesperson for Canadian Jewry, said that by funding the UNRWA, which promotes terrorist organizations such as Hamas, Canada is “becoming an active player, not on the side of our sister democracy Israel but rather on the side of radical Islamic terrorism.”

He noted that the Liberal government in Canada pursued “intense efforts” in the recent election to convince the Jewish community that the Liberal party would continue to support Israel. He said the Liberal government “interprets that as remaining neutral.” He called on Canadians to now “speak out immediately and loudly as this policy of ‘neutrality’ will surely lead us in the coming years to a dangerous situation akin to the European experience.”

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