The strange case of the Jewish National Fund

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) is complicit in Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territories, supporting West Bank settlements and settlers in East Jerusalem.. Because JNF-Canada has official Canada Revenue Agency charitable status, it provides tax credits for donations, meaning that up to 25% of their budget effectively comes from our taxes.

 

Only in a country so deeply in league with Israel’s occupation would use every lever, legal or illegal to support this ongoing oppression.This is the shame of the power of Canadain PM Stephen Harperwho seems to have cowed the Canda Revenue Agancy into silence over what appaers to be a shocking abuse of the tax system.

 

Why does JNF have charitable status when it runs contrary to the Canada Human rights act and the Canadian Revenue Agency Policy Statement CPS-021 concerning registering charities that Promote Racial Inequality

 

Based on the following facts, I am calling on the Minister of National Revenue to initiate the revocation of the JNF’s charitable status. JNF activities are not charitable, and its policies and actions run contrary to the Canadian Human Rights Act, Canada Revenue Agency Policy Statement CPS-021 concerning Registering Charities that Promote Racial Equality, and which flouts international law.

 
The JNF is a quasi-governmental organization in Israel that practices racial discrimination in the provision of land and housing, as its charter states that it cannot lease or sell its land to non-Jews [1]. 20% of Israel’s population is non-Jewish. Israel’s Attorney General (2005), the U.S. State Department (2013), and the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural rights (1998) have all deemed the JNF to be a racially discriminatory organization. Its mandate is to acquire land for Jews only! Palestinian citizens of Israel are barred from leasing or buying JNF land.

 

Sheikh

Sheikh Saya A l-Thuri in his address to us called the JNF “the biggest terrorist group, attempting to steal land we cultivated.” It turns out the JNF forest to be planted on the ruins of al Araqib is simply part og a greenwash the Negev so that more jewish immigration can fill the outhern part of Israel.This part of the Blueprint Negav camapaign to be decribed tomorrow.

 

“This racist government is invading us.The Al Touris have been here since 1905.Where was Netanyahu in 1905 (Answer Netanyahu’s real name is Milikovsky. His grandfather Nathan changed it when he emigrated from Lithuania in 1920) There are no laws to defend the Bedouin. Our orange, date and olive trees have been uprooted for what? A pine forest and a new road, all funded by the JNF!

 

We are citizens of Israel. Should a state not defend its citizens.What does it mean that we are a “unrecognized village”? We have to pay all our money to lawyers to defend our ancestral land.The IDF comes in and bulldozes our little village and then requests 2 million shekels to pay for the clean up!

 

Pressure must be put on the Jewish National Fund.These are our private lands.The JNF is no respecter of we Bedouins.

 

(Note the JNF sells their destructive work in the Negev as “environmental”, planting trees.)

We were 57 families in 2010.We are now 22 families sleeping in cars and tents.We have gained nothing since 1948 but Israelis have gained everything.We are sumud, steadfast. Tell your country No to the JNF.”
STOP THE JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF)!
23 NOVEMBER 2014 @ 4:30 PM
Resist Settler Colonialism, Ethnic Cleansing,
Annexation, and Land Theft
Protest the Jewish National Fund
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Across from the CBC and Simcoe Park
Between Simcoe and John Sts.
Co-sponsored by Stop the JNF Canada
and Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)

Advertisements

2 Comments »

  1. 1
    mushafta Says:

    Nothing surprises me about Harper and his support of this illegal fund. Most Canadians would be totally ignorant of this revelation.

  2. […] in several western countries as tax-deductible charity, but in reality it’s one of many bankers for the illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East […]


RSS Feed for this entry

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: