B'nei Brith: 'Canadian postal union aligned with PA'

B'nai Brith slams Canadian postal workers union after it aligns with pro-terrorism Palestinian Authority union.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Canada Post van
Canada Post van

A labor union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees has aligned itself with a counterpart that supports terrorism and the elimination of Israel, B’nai Brith Canada reported.

In a statement issued May 30, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) said it “has a joint project with the [Palestinian Authority Postal Service Workers Union, or PPSWU] designed to strengthen the Palestinian postal union and build greater solidarity between our two unions.”

According to B’nai Brith Canada, CUPW also hailed a recent visit to Canada by Imad Temeiza, President of the PPSWU.

PSWU is based in the Palestinian Authority-controlled city or Ramallah.

On its official Facebook page, the PPSWU has twice glorified Palestinian Authority terrorist Ahmad Nasr Jarrar, hailing him as a “hero of my country.” Jarrar was a member of Hamas, a designated terrorist entity in Canada, who murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach on January 9, before being killed in a shootout with Israeli forces in February.

B’nai Brith Canada added that another recent post from the PPSWU page calls for the release from prison of Fuad Shubaki, who was convicted in 2009 of attempting to smuggle tens of thousands of weapons into the Gaza Strip for use by the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, another designated terrorist entity in Canada.

Alon Katzakevich, an Israeli-Canadian member of CUPW who lives in Winnipeg, told B’nai Brith that the union’s statements left him “shocked and concerned.”

“Be my guest to explain to my kids why they grew up without a grandmother who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists,” Katzakevich continued.

“Rather than using the union movement to build peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the CUPW leadership has aligned itself with the path of violence and extremism,” said B’nai Brith Canada CEO Michael Mostyn.

“This is both deeply immoral and obviously not in the best interests of Canadian postal workers.”

Images from PPSWU’s Facebook page also indicate that it supports the total annihilation of the Jewish State, rather than a two-state solution. This extremist position is consistent with that of the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) Movement, which CUPW endorsed back in 2008.

CUPW did not respond to inquiries from B’nai Brith Canada.