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From: Ismail Zayid
Subject: JNF Function invitation.
Jan. 21, 2008
President P. Davenport.
Dear President Davenport:
I hear with
concern the news of your invitation to attend the dinner related to
the JNF of Canada. I am certain you are not aware of the illegal and
racist activities that the JNF conducts in
home, in my hometown the village of Beit Nuba, was
demolished as my entire village was systematically dynamited and bulldozed,
together with the two neighbouring villages of Imwas [the biblical town of Emmaus] and Yalu. These villages, in the
Using Canadian tax-deductible dollars in the creation of this infamy is a war crime, as correctly described by Uri Avnery, a prominent Israeli author and former Knesset member. It is to our shame as Canadians that our authorities allow our country's name, Canada, to be associated with this crime, and for the JNF to continue to be accepted as a registered charity, using our tax dollars to maintain this infamy as well as other illegal and racist activities.
It is my hope that you will not allow your good name to be associated with this group and we hope that you will reject this invitation.
Professor, Faculty of Medicine,