An anti-Israel resolutions will be presented at the United Church of Canada’s (UCC) 40th General Council this Sunday, August 9th. The resolution text includes «comprehensive boycott of Israeli academic and cultural institutions at the national and international levels».
One pending UCC resolution slanders the Jewish people’s return to Zion as «built mainly on land ethnically cleansed of its Palestinian owners». This political view of based on a «big lie» genocidally-charged phrase that Israel is guilty of «ethnic cleansing», is language deployed by the worst anti-Semites.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) has sent out an appeal urging all its members and Friends of Israel to act immediately against this outrage by signing this petition to the heads of the UCC, demanding that they publicly denounce these resolutions in advance of the resolutions’ consideration at this weekend’s General Council.
The SWC says in its a appeal:
«The calls for boycotts of Israeli academic and cultural institutions – the very contacts that reasonable people hail for the understanding they bring between communities – are promoted today only by the most virulent haters of the Jewish state»
«The thrust and language of these resolutions are a slap in the face to the Jews of Israel and her supporters in Canada, and will empower the forces of anti-Semitism and intolerance in Canada and throughout the world».
The UCC General Council convenes this Sunday
Source: Simon Wiesenthal Center