The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is partnering with an organization that has endorsed the boycott of Jewish goods produced in Judea and Samaria.

Canadian Friends of Peace Now (CFPN) is sponsoring three appearances in Canada next month by Yossi Alpher, here a writer for Americans for Peace Now who is billed as an “Israeli security consultant.”

The ad for Alpher’s Canadian appearances features CIJA’s logo next to information about his May 7 date in Montreal.

The ad featuring CIJA’s logo is posted only on CIJA’s French-language website www.cerji.ca. The same brochure, minus CIJA’s logo, appears on CIJA’s English-language website www.cija.ca.

Peace Now (the parent organization headquartered in Israel), CFPN and Americans for Peace Now have all openly supported the targetted boycott of goods produced by Jewish businesses in Judea and Samaria.

Stephen Scheinberg, co-chair for CFPN, told the Canadian Jewish News (CJN) in August that “Peace Now joined the settlement boycott after the Knesset made it illegal to advocate such actions and subject to civil damages.”

This information is confirmed on Peace Now’s website.

Furthermore, CFPN supported the United Church of Canada’s call last summer for a boycott of goods from Judea and Samaria, according to CJN.

Americans for Peace Now also has a statement on its website supporting the boycott of “settlements.”

CIJA did not respond to the Jewish Tribune’s request for an interview prior to deadline.

By Joanne Hill – The Jewish Tribune

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