The Ukrainian crisis was sparked on February 18th, when thousands of Ukrainian protestors gathered outside the country’s parliament to call on the government to restore the Ukrainian constitution. Violence erupted between protestors and police, leading to dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries in the ensuing days. On February 21st, the Ukrainian opposition took control […]
Investigation of media story re:Jews in Ukraine CIJA is monitoring events affecting Ukraine’s Jewish community, and has made inquiries regarding a particularly disturbing story. Media have reported that leaflets have been distributed in Donetsk calling on Jewish residents to register their property or face deportation, as may be read here. Accordingly, we have followed up […]
As the Jewish people observe the holiday of Passover, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs extends warm wishes to our Christian friends across the country who are celebrating Easter. In recalling the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, Easter embodies the core values of the Christian faith: forgiveness, redemption, and renewal. Just as we […]
The Leader of the Official Opposition, Thomas Mulcair (Outremont), made the following statement to mark the beginning of Passover: “Catherine and I extend our warmest wishes to members of the Jewish community as they gather to celebrate Pesach with songs, wine and a meal shared with friends and family. Families will gather to retell the […]
OTTAWA – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the occasion of Passover: “As families gather around the seder table to share the story of the Exodus – from generation to generation – let us reflect on the journey from slavery to freedom, and celebrate the peace […]
At our Passover Seder tables tonight, Jews around the world will celebrate the Jewish Exodus from Egypt – our first steps on a journey to national self-determination. This year, let us also remember a second exodus, where the Jewish people were not led forth from slavery but driven from their communities. Between 1945 and 1970, […]
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