Take Action! Israel Under Fire / Passez à l’action. Israël sous le feu des roquettes

Terrorist groups in Gaza have fired more than 1,200 missiles at Israeli civilians since July 8th, rejecting efforts to achieve a ceasefire. Last night, Jewish communities came together for rallies in multiple Canadian cities, demonstrating our united resolve to stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Israel as they continue to brave this perilous […]

July 16, 2014
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World Leaders Condemn Hamas Terror Attacks and Support Israel’s Right to Self Defence

PM call with Israeli Prime Minister Prime Minister David Cameron called Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the situation in Israel. A Number 10 spokesperson said: The Prime Minister spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu earlier this evening about the situation in Israel. The Prime Minister strongly condemned the appalling attacks being carried out by Hamas against […]

July 10, 2014
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Statement by Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski, Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, to the Security Council Open Debate on the situation in The Middle East

New York - Canada supports Israel’s right, like any other country, to defend itself against terror attacks. We stand unequivocally with Israel in its efforts to protect the lives of its citizens which are once again under direct threat. The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there can be no […]

July 23, 2014
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The Civilian Factor: 4 Things You Need to Know about Gaza

Civilian casualties are the worst of many terrible events that take place in conflicts. Even in the most just or necessary war, those waged to protect a country from outside attack, civilian casualties are as tragic as they are inevitable. Israelis and Jewish communities worldwide — however supportive of Israel’s ongoing operation to stop Hamas […]

July 23, 2014
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Baird Disappointed That UN Human Rights Council Ignores Hamas’s Terrorist Attacks

July 23, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement after the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) once again singled out Israel while not even mentioning Hamas and its continued terrorist operations: “Canada is frustrated and deeply disappointed that the UNHRC decided to completely ignore the abhorrent terrorist acts of […]

July 23, 2014
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UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Strongly Condemn Antisemitic Graffiti in Thornhill, Ontario

Toronto, ON – Upon learning that a bus shelter in Thornhill had been defaced with antisemitic graffiti, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto (UJA) and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), the advocacy arm for UJA Federation and all other Canadian Jewish Federations, issued the following statement condemning the incident. “This repulsive act of […]

July 23, 2014
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Hamas is terrorizing millions of Israelis

July 22nd daily total: 90

Since mid-June 2014: 2,143
In May-June 2014: 133
In 2013: 46

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Download this document here. A short timeline of the history of the peace process in the Middle East 1947 – The United Nations recommends partition with the passage of Resolution [...]
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