CANADA ISRAEL COMMITTEE = CIC : Jerusalem tapestry.
Scope and Content
Satin tapestry banner from the Canada Israel Committee, housed in the same office as CJC National, donated at the time of their move. The tapestry was a gift of MP Annie Elliott. It depicts the skyline of Jerusalem, in gold fabric embroidered on blue satin, with an inscription about a prayer for pe…
Satin tapestry banner from the Canada Israel Committee, housed in the same office as CJC National, donated at the time of their move. The tapestry was a gift of MP Annie Elliott. It depicts the skyline of Jerusalem, in gold fabric embroidered on blue satin, with an inscription about a prayer for peace. Dimensions are approximately 6 ft. by 5 ft. (stored on oversize shelf, can be loaned if not displayed in house.
History / Biographical
The Canada-Israel Committee (CIC) is the official representative of the organized Canadian Jewish community on matters pertaining to Canada-Israel relations. CIC is an agency funded by the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy, the advocacy arm of United Israel Appeal Canada (UIAC).The CIC is devoted to the promotion of increased understanding between the peoples of Canada and Israel. It is a non-partisan, voluntary, non-profit organization that enjoys the support of Canadians from all walks of life. In seeking to enhance Canada-Israel friendship, the CIC liaises with government, media, business and the academic sector, often submitting briefs and providing background analyses on matters of public policy. In addition, it sponsors seminars, conferences and other types of educational programming in Canada, and organizes study missions to Israel and the Palestinian areas. (from thier website: http://www.cicweb.ca/aboutcic/mission.cfm)Donated with the permission of the original donor, Annie Elliott, Canadian Christian representative of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus. Elliott lives in Ottawa. Founded three years ago by the Israeli parliament, the caucus' mission is to open a direct line of communication and build co-operation with Christian leaders around the world. According to the Knesset website, the caucus condemns and refuses alliances with any groups that seek to convert Jews to Christianity. Elliott said her interest in the welfare of Israel and Jews began after reading the book None is Too Many, an indictment of Canada's refusal to admit significant numbers of Jewish refugees during World War II. In 1999, she was among 2,300 Christians who gathered in Winnipeg to repent for "the church's silence and sin of anti-Semitism" during that period. The following year she was among those Christians who invited the remaining survivors of the St. Louis, the ship that was turned back from Canada to Germany during the Holocaust, to come to Ottawa as a way of apologizing. (Source: CJN 12 July 2007)
The tapestry was donated by CIC on July 13, 2009, with the permission of the original donor, Annie Elliott, Canadian Christian representative of the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus.
P09/14.Verify name of artist and whether this item is made in Canada or in Israel. It reflects Canadian evangelical Christian support for Israel and the group's ties to the CIC.