Where: across from Temple Sholom (Oak St. between W 56th and 57th Ave)
When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept 29, 2013
The Jewish National Fund (JNF) is hosting Gilad Shalit in his first visit to Canada. Also in attendance will be the former Conservative minister Stockwell Day. The event will raise funds to develop an area of Canada Park in honour of captive Israeli soldiers, past present and future.
Canada Park is built on land of three Palestinian villages whose inhabitants were driven out in 1967 – Imwas (the biblical Emmaus), Yalu, and Beit Nuba
It was originally funded by Canadians who weren’t told what their money was being used for, but now we have no excuse to say “we didn’t know.”
The JNF has a long and ongoing history of using trees to “greenwash” their part in the dispossession of Palestinians both inside the borders of Israel and from territories that Israel illegally occupies
See more info on the JNF.