UNRWA

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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Canada Must Suspend Its UNRWA Funding Now

July 31, 2019 OTTAWA – B’nai Brith Canada is demanding that the Government of Canada immediately suspend its support for UNRWA, after yet another setback hit the scandal-prone United Nations body. On Monday, a leaked internal ethics report revealed that the United Nations Reliefs and Works Agency (UNRWA), which caters to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, was …

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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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Canadian Fundraising Event Endorsing UNRWA Linked to Terrorist Supporter

Feb. 5, 2018 By Aidan Fishman Interim National Director of the League for Human Rights B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – A United Nations agency, already under fire for indoctrinating youngsters to violent struggle instead of peace, is raising money in Canada with help from a supporter of Palestinian terrorism, B’nai Brith Canada has learned. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) participated …

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Questionable Decision: Government to Provide up to $25-million to UNRWA

August 24, 2017 By Marty York Chief Media Officer B’nai Brith Canada The Canadian Government announced Thursday that it will continue to supply support of up to $25-million to Palestinian refugees via the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). B’nai Brith Canada continues to have serious concerns about UNRWA. “Helping impoverished Palestinians in various Arab countries …

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B’nai Brith Canada Demands Evidence that UNRWA Has Changed

B’nai Brith Canada is demanding that the Canadian Government provide evidence that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) no longer engages in problematic and dangerous behaviour, and is operating at a standard in line with Canadian values and expectations as it relates to human rights. “To turn over $25 million in aid to …

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