URGENT: ACT NOW- Canada's Top Church Voting on Total Israel Boycotts

Canada's Top Church Voting on Total Israel Boycotts

August 3, 2009

Dear Supporter,

Virulent anti-Israel resolutions will be presented at the United Church of Canada's

(UCC) 40th General Council this Sunday, August 9th, including "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 “Big-Lie”, genocidally-charged phrase that Israel is guilty of "ethnic cleansing", is language deployed by the worst anti-Semites.

We therefore are urging all members of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and all 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 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 – they need to hear from us now!