Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,
We are writing to express our deep concern for the rise of antisemitism in Canada. As Jews and Christians, we find this to be especially disturbing as we believe the teaching of the Bible, penned by our Jewish spiritual forefathers, forms the very bedrock of the Canadian values we cherish.
Antisemitism is not merely racism, though this would be cause enough for our concerns; antisemitism also strikes at the very core of our faith and belief that the Jewish people are important to our country and to God Himself!
We want to see antisemitism disappear altogether from this world, but we need to start in our own backyard!
According to the 2018 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents, produced by B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy arm, the League for Human Rights, they have recorded 2,041 incidents of antisemitism, a 16.5% increase over 2017. 1
We commend the Liberal Party for taking action regarding those who hold antisemitic views within its ranks or are associated with the Party, and trust this vigilance will continue.
As concerned citizens of Canada, we will continue to pray for you and your duty to protect all Canadian citizens and residents, including Jewish-Canadians. We urge you to demonstrate your position against antisemitism with actions that will send a clear message to the world that Canada stands with her ally, the State of Israel. We urge you to take action to ensure that antisemitism is not tolerated in Canada.
Antisemitism is a blight on the reputation of our country as a place of freedom and peace. We are asking you as the leader of our country to see to it that we STOP ANTISEMITISM NOW!
The Undersigned Petitioners