The Jewish National Fund of Canada is suspected of violating tax-exempt status by funding projects linked to the IDF.
– The JNF of Canada claims it stopped funding such projects years ago, when it became clear it was against tax laws.
The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Canada made headlines in Canadian media outlets Friday following allegations by local tax authorities claiming the Jewish charity funded IDF projects with donations collected in Canada.
Although Canadian law doesn’t prohibit citizens from donating money to the IDF through Israel’s Ministry of Defense, it does ban tax-exempt charities from assisting foreign armies and prohibits donors from claiming tax deductions for such donations. Continue Reading »
The authority plans to introduce more Jerusalem pines as well as oak, almond, olive & carob trees — all native to Israel and thus, in better sync with the environment. A wider range of trees will attract a wider range of wildlife to the forest.
By Ben Sales
CARMEL FOREST, Israel (JTA) — The rabbi’s yarmulke fluttered in the wind, his hand holding it to his head, as he recited El Malei Rachamim, the traditional prayer for the deceased.
A view of part of the scorched area of the Carmel Forest, burned in the 2010 Carmel Fire, with an intact area of the forest in the background, Jan. Continue Reading »