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October 02, 2002

Obstacles For Magen David Adom

Please donate to Magen David Adom and sign the petition below to protest Canadian anti-Semitism (Canada is attempting to shut down CMDA because it saves lives in Yesha).
Magen David Adom, Israel's emergency medical organization, has given the communities of Yesha - Judea, Samaria, and Gaza - a two-day reprieve before it sharply curtails its service in those areas. MDA says that the government has not forwarded some four million shekels it promised for special costs in these areas - but after an urgent plea by Yesha leaders, it will put off the harsh decision for 48 hours in the hope that the problem will be solved.

At the same time, MDA faces a threat from across the Atlantic Ocean: The CCRA (Canada Customs and Revenue Agency) has announced plans to shut down Canadian Magen David Adom. This will close off an important avenue by which Canadians can donate ambulances and medical equipment/supplies directly to the MDA. "At a time when Israel is in dire need of ambulances and medical supplies," concerned citizens have started a campaign to lobby the Canadian government not to close the CMDA. An online petition can be signed at www.PetitionOnline.com/savemda/petition.html