Terrorism is a threat to democracy. The terrorist organization Hamas may have been elected in Gaza but that does not change the fact that it is a terrorist group.
Here are the facts:
1. Hamas was designated as a banned terrorist entity under Canadian law in 2002 by the Liberal Government.
2. Hamas seeks the destruction of Israel, not peace. The Hamas Covenant states, "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.'
There can be no equivalency drawn between Israel's right to defend its citizens on one hand and attacks carried out by terrorists on the other.
The executive director of B'nai Brith Canada, Dr. Frank Dimant, is one of the most capable and experienced professional leaders of the organized Jewish community. Every communication emanating from the organization that he heads is well worth reading--and publishing.