Is Raising Money For A Right Wing Government Charity?
"...Together, the United Jewish Appeal/Combined Jewish Appeal of Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Windsor, Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, Vancouver and Atlantic Canada raise over $100 million annually. The largest in the network, UJA Toronto's endowment and planned giving arm, has $500 million in assets and planned gifts. CJA Montreal has $300 million on hand...
Incredibly, there has been little public criticism of UJA's anti-Palestinianism. Despite delivering tens of millions of dollars a year to Israel and spending a comparable sum on Israel Advocacy in Canada, the organization presents itself as a political 'charity.' It's past time to bring some pressure on these morally odious institutions.
Taxpayers should tell political leaders they don't want to subsidize a wealthy country in the Middle East and the Canada Revenue Agency should be pushed to investigate whether Federation funding to CIJA and other politically engaged organizations contravene their rules about charities spending no more than 10 percent of their budgets on politics.
It's time for those who care about peace and international justice to treat the Federations the same way they treat Palestinians."