Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Ministers Garneau and Gould,
The attached letter speaks to the letter circulated below as issued to the Prime Minister by the Canada-Palestinian Parliamentary Friendship Committee. Since the Committee, which may have been formed with noble intentions, has demonized and applied a double standard to Israel and is repeating antisemitic tropes, we ask that you dismiss the letter, consider our concerns for truth and integrity, and stand by Canada’s true and democratic ally, Israel.
The signatories to the letter are putting their name to claims that are without veracity, that are the usual rant against the most humane country in the Middle East, the only one that complies with the rule of law, respects the human rights of all people and contends with external and internal terrorism on a regular basis, all focused on destroying the country as a whole. Since the IHRA definition has been adopted by the Government of Canada, we draw your attention to it and ask that it be applied at all levels, in all committees, at all times, and that it include censuring the committees that lie about Israel and Israelis.
Andria Spindel, Executive Director
Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation