Canadian Government Challenges Contributions to Magen David Adom

(Arab News - Saudi Arabia) - Canadian Jews are anxiously awaiting a decision by the Federal Court of Canada regarding a tax appeal launched by a Jewish charity. The decision could mean that the Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel (CMDA) loses its charitable status for financing activities beyond Israel's pre-1967 border. Under Canadian law, it is not illegal to send money to Israeli settlements. It is unlawful, however, to claim a charitable tax deduction for the contribution, which is exactly what many CMDA contributors are doing.

2002-08-20 00:00:00

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