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Dear Mr. Cooper, Mr. Fogel, and Mr. Mostyn,
I am calling on your organization to engage in a public session with Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) to respectfully discuss and debate the historic and ongoing practices of the Jewish National Fund (JNF).
Your organization has described the JNF as an “environmental charity” and has reflexively defended it against public criticism, while ignoring the fact that most of JNF’s forests and parks cover over the lands and/or ruins of depopulated and demolished Palestinian villages .
Palestinians who lived on these lands are thereby prevented from returning to their properties and from practicing their agrarian lifestyles. These forests and parks result in the wiping of these communities off the map, or as Israeli geographer Noga Kadman notes, they become “erased from space and consciousness”. 
JNF’s charitable branch in Canada has its flagship project, “Canada Park”, situated over the ruins of depopulated and demolished Palestinian villages, as thoroughly documented by the CBC.  JNF Canada refuses to acknowledge this fact to its donors.
JNF, over the years, has also supported a number of projects in Israeli settlements located within occupied territories.  Under Canada’s official policy, these Israeli settlements are considered illegal, as they are regarded as violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention (making them war crimes). 
It has been widely argued that JNF continues to engage in discriminatory practices, having participated in at least one of the many destructions of the Bedouin village Al Araqib. . In addition, the JNF has helped to establish Jewish-only communities and forests in the Negev, requiring the uprooting of Bedouin communities. 
There are numerous other allegations made against JNF, to which I feel your organization should have the opportunity to respond in a public forum.
I would also like to remind the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) of IJV’s offer to engage in a public session on BDS . IJV has yet to receive a response to its overtures. The offer to engage in a public session on the merits of the BDS movement still stands. Other organizations should feel welcome to participate in such a session, but these issues can be combined into one session, as well. http://www.zochrot.org/en/article/55963
 http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Are-we-really-all-Israelis-449475 & https://www.hrw.org/news/2011/03/11/erasing-links-land-negev