Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Canadians to push Jewish refugees' cause

The Canadian Jewish News of 16 June reports that Canadian Jews are joining an international effort to highlight the plight of Jewish refugees from Arab lands.

As part of a campaign that will kick off in March 2006 and involve as many as 14 international Jewish communities, Canadian Jewish Congress will reconstitute its moribund Jews from Arab lands committee and will make the pursuit of justice for north African and Middle Eastern Jews a key element for the current administration.

CEO Bernie Farber said Congress will undertake an education program that will target parliamentarians and inform the wider public about a mostly unknown international human rights issue. Congress will also push for a government statement in the House of Commons on Jewish refugees, and it is considering holding a conference in Ottawa to keep the issue alive.

“We want this on the radar screen,” he said. Read article in full

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