Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Canada is gravely concerned over the appointment of Member of Parliament Omar Alghabra to the Position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs by Prime Minister Trudeau.

Omar Alghabra was once refused entry to the US by American officials. He actively supports anti-Israel events in Canada and the boycott of Israel and has repeatedly condemned Israel as a “brutal” country favouring instead Hamas and Hezbollah, renowned terrorist groups.

Omar Alghabra used to head the Canadian Arab Federation which lost Federal funding because of promoting anti Canadian values in programs it was running for new Canadians

Mr. Trudeau’s elevation of Omar Alghabra to a senior government position appears to herald in a new era in Canada Israel relations. Placing him in Foreign Affairs seems a reversal of the Prime Minister’s own promise to not change the substance of Canada’s relationship with Israel.

In addition in his new portfolio he may be instrumental in having input in influencing the security criteria that will be used to flush out terrorists and radicalized families and individuals in the rapid processing of refugees to Canada. This possibility is causing much consternation among Canadians concerned with national security.

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