Canadian Agency's Anti-Israel Role Is Obvious

(Toronto Star) Rosie DiManno - Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney told the Jerusalem-hosted Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism last week: "We have defunded organizations, most recently, like KAIROS, who are taking a leadership role in the boycott, divestment and sanctions against (Israel)." KAIROS - a Toronto-based ecumenical activist group - has slammed Canada for putting radically Islamist Hamas and Hizbullah on this country's terrorist group list. KAIROS is intimately aligned with other groups, internationally, that have aggressively called for economic and academic boycotts against Israel. In 2005 it was among the co-sponsors that hosted a controversial conference in Toronto on "Morally Responsible Investment." Here was a federally funded humanitarian agency taking a leading role in divestment, sanctions and targeted boycotts of Israel - which is why it was defunded.

2009-12-22 08:02:25

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