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Henry Zagdanski Honoured at Sakura Ball

Following the years of Japanese Canadian internment and forced relocation during World War II, the Jewish Community of Toronto provided Japanese Canadians with friendship and support during a dark period of Canadian history. Rising above the common prejudices of the day, many Japanese Canadians were given the chance to start their lives anew with the […]

November 27, 2014
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Vaughan’s Festival of Lights illuminates Ontario’s Diversity

Ontario is the most multicultural province in Canada, where half of all new immigrants make their home. From December 11 to January 5, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s advocacy partner, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs –  in partnership with the Italian Canadian Congress – will be celebrating that diversity by presenting the 3rd […]

November 26, 2014
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Lassonde School of Engineering Studies in Israel

T‪his past summer, the Lassonde School of Engineering at York University organized a‬ ‪delegation that took 21 engineering students to study in Israel. These students spent three weeks learning about innovation and entrepreneurship, in partnership with Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. ‬ Here’s a short video documenting their experience: Lassonde is excited to take a second cohort of students in 2015!

November 25, 2014
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Statement: CIJA Responds to Failure of Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Ottawa, November 25, 2014 – In response to the extension of nuclear talks between the P5+1 and Iran beyond the November 24th deadline, Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, issued the following statement: “This seven-month deadline and sanctions relief extension is the latest in a series of failed diplomatic exchanges […]

November 25, 2014
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Tele-Town-Hall with Adam Cohen

Did you miss last night’s tele-town-hall (TTH)? Monday’s TTH featured Adam Cohen of The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), who briefed our participants on our community’s security and what he and his team do day in and day out across Canada. The TTH was moderated by Jordan Kerbel. 

November 25, 2014
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The need to build support for Israel among Canadians is particularly important given the limited knowledge and lack of connection most Canadians have when it comes to Israel. The Middle [...]
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The Government of Iran continues to use amputation, flogging, torture, public execution and other cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishments to impose its will on the Iranian people. Religious, ethnic, linguistic [...]
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Download this document here. Each year, students on university campuses across Canada are subjected to various anti-Israel events, including “Israel Apartheid Week.”  While we know that much of the campus community [...]
We are counting down 65 days until Yom Ha’atzmaut, the day commemorating Israel’s declaration of Independence. Why 65 days? Because this year we are celebrating Israel’s 65th year of independence! [...]
Initially greeted with enthusiasm by many, it is now abundantly clear that the so-called “Arab Spring” has not brought liberal democratic transformation to the Middle East. Rather than an idealistic [...]
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is proud to share with you A Year in Conversations, an innovative initiative designed to help families explore, address and engage in [...]
      Download this document here. BDS is an acronym for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, which seek to delegitimize and isolate Israel, and Israel alone, around the world and [...]
United Nations Voting Records [...]
Download the document here. The Canada-Israel bilateral relationship continues to flourish and expand, as it has under the leadership of successive Prime Ministers since the Jewish state was established in [...]
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The advertisements currently placed on Vancouver transit by the Palestine Awareness Coalition depict a series of misleading and inaccurate maps that suggest Israel is a creeping, immoral and illegitimate state. [...]
The Government Relations team advocates on behalf of the Jewish community on all levels of government and all major political parties in Canada on a wide-range of domestic and foreign-policy [...]
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The years following the 1948 Arab-Israeli war witnessed a massive dislocation of civilians in the Middle East. As one contemporary observer described the refugee situation: “Hundreds of thousands of men, [...]
A remarkable spiritual leader who has touched the lives of millions, Pope Francis has had a long and extraordinary relationship with the Jewish community. Whether co-authoring a book with a [...]
Download this document here. Jewish tradition upholds the centrality of ethical obligations to one’s neighbour, which often ties into modern concepts of social justice. These moral imperatives have spurred Jewish [...]
Download this document here. The Jewish community is one of the most consistently targeted victims of hate- and bias-motivated crime, often directed against communal institutions. In 2007, the Government of [...]
Download the Holocaust Timeline here. Introduction “Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that [...]
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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 [...]
Overview The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs has provided the following information for your consideration and use. In summary, we have highlighted the following key points as essential to [...]
Download this document here. The Centre believes that the United Nations has an important role to play in international affairs. However, every year, the United Nations General Assembly’s agenda is [...]
Download this document here. Read the Action Plan for Combating Antisemitism 2013 and Beyond here. The Jewish community of Canada is the country’s most frequent target of hatred. According to [...]
“We declare Fallujah as an Islamic state, and we call on you to be on our side! We are here to defend you from the army of Maliki and the [...]