UNRWA

Canada’s Humanitarian Support for Palestinians Must Not be Used to Threaten Israel

June 1, 2021 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has historically accepted our government’s decisions to provide urgent humanitarian support for Palestinians in the Middle East, but we also have regularly sought assurances that our aid would not be diverted to attack Israel or promote hate directed at the Jewish community. In recent days, Canada announced it will …

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B’nai Brith Corrects Canada’s UN Ambassador

June 15, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada has written to Marc-André Blanchard, Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations, to express concern over anti-Israel bias and misinformation at the UN. In a June 10 letter to UN Member States and Observer States, Blanchard affirmed Canada’s commitment to a two-state solution – but also …

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Declassified U.S. Report Suggests UNRWA Failed to Prevent Incitement in Textbooks

Feb. 11, 2019 By Jackson Richman WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) accuses the U.S. State Department of misleading Congress over recent years regarding actions by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over the distribution of textbooks that promote Palestinian violence against Israel, evidence that has long been documented. …

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On the Legal Status of Jewish Refugees from Islamic Countries

Jan. 15, 2019 NEW YORK – Last month, human rights expert David Matas, who serves as B’nai Brith Canada’s senior legal counsel, delivered an address to the International Conference on Displacements of Jewish Communal Life in Islamic Lands and Cultural Reconstruction in Israel. Future Middle East peace negotiations will require the discussion of financial reparations to …

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B’nai Brith Questions Yet Another Round of UNRWA Funding from Canada

Oct. 12, 2018 By Marty York Chief Media Relations & Communications Officer B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is extremely concerned about a decision by the federal government to contribute another $50-million to the United Nations Palestinian Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The new Canadian funding, announced Friday, comes shortly after the U.S. government chose …

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B’nai Brith Canada Questions UNRWA Spending

March 15, 2018 By Daniel Koren Media Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada OTTAWA – The Canadian government announced Thursday that it will transfer an extra $10-million to Palestinian refugees via the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). While acknowledging the important humanitarian nature of Canada’s contribution, B’nai Brith Canada continues  to question UNRWA’s activities in the important field of education …

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