OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, the Centre for Israel and Jewish
Affairs welcomed the federal government's re-introduction of the former
Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act within The Safe Streets and Communities Act.
"The Jewish community is highly supportive of the government's
re-introduction of these important measures to support victims of
terrorism," stated David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and
Jewish Affairs. "As a community at risk, we believe that Canadian
victims of terrorism should have the ability to seek direct redress
from those who commit and support acts of terrorism, including foreign
"We are appreciative of the government for this initiative. We are also
grateful for the dedication of a grassroots coalition of Canadians led
by family members of terror victims, who today can take great pride in
the results of their hard work," concluded Koschitzky.
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is the voice of the organized
Jewish and pro-Israel communities in Canada, including for those issues
formerly handled by the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canada-Israel
Committee, and the Quebec-Israel Committee.
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