CAEF Letter to Melissa Lantsman
March 8, 2022
Dear Ms Lantsman;
It is urgent that the Government of Canada withhold funding from the Jew hating and terror supporting educational system operated by the UN Relief and Works Agency. There is zero possibility of denying the outright hatred and lies that are promoted by UNRWA, and the danger this poses to all Israelis, regardless of their faith, and the potential for harm against Jews across the globe. See the attached translated Arabic material used in school texts.
On March 7th, the Center for New East Policy Research presented the attached information to the recently formed Knesset Committee to Investigate UNRWA. These documents show the exact lessons approved by the Palestinian Authority for all UNRWA schools. The hostile, antisemitic material is not new, and is not being changed as the head of UNRWA has made clear, so it is incumbent on democratic western societies that are the major funders of UNRWA to withdraw all funding until such time as change is not only promised by UNRWA, but is totally provable. The teaching of such hatred, the elimination of Israel from texts and the lies about Jews, Judaism, and the Jewish people are not less than child abuse against Arab children, preparing them to hate and kill, not for peace and co-existence.
Please note that UNRWA allocates 58% of its $1.6 billion budget to PA education, with no conditions attached. Canada is the number ten donor of UNRWA, supplying more than $27 million during this calendar year, with no conditions attached.
Canada is funding the terrorist training by UNRWA and this is a tragedy and a travesty. The Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation calls on all p0arties to stop the funding of Jew hatred. We urge you to address Parliament and to take a leadership role in stopping a greater tragedy as hundreds of thousands of Arab children are groomed to be terrorists.
We urge you to consider inviting David Bedein and Dr. Arnon Groiss to present the facts to all members of the government. We look forward to your earliest response.
Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation