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GTA Flag Raising Ceremonies for Yom Ha’atzmaut

Queen’s Park Flag Raising Ceremony ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 4 Left to right: Joel Reitman, Co-chair Toronto, CIJA, Michael Levitt, Toronto LP Council Member – CIJA, Hon. Eric Hoskins, MPP, Minister of Health, Gila Martow, MPP , Paul Miller, MPP and Monte Kwinter, MPP. Yesterday, CIJA participated in flag raising ceremonies for […]

April 24, 2015
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Yesterday in Parliament – Thursday, April 23, 2015

House of Commons Statements by Members Armenia Mrs. Maria Mourani (Ahuntsic, Ind.): Mr. Speaker, April 1915 marked the beginning of the first major genocide of the 20th century, the genocide of the Armenian population of Anatolia and Western Armenia. Two-thirds of Armenians who were living in this area died as a result of deportation, famine […]

April 24, 2015
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Press Release: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Montreal – On the occasion of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, David J. Cape, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement: “CIJA stands in solidarity with Armenian Canadians as they commemorate the horrific genocide perpetrated against their people 100 years ago. “As we pause and reflect on the Armenian […]

April 23, 2015
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Yesterday in Parliament — Tuesday, April 21

House of Commons Statements by Members – Tuesday, April 21 Jewish Historical Events Mr. Mark Adler (York Centre, CPC): Mr. Speaker, this month Jews in Canada and around the world will mark three historical events. On April 15, Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, was an opportunity for Canadians to pay tribute to the six million […]

April 23, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: World Jewish Congress delegation to take part in memorial on liberation of Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp 

BRUSSELS – More than 100 survivors of the Nazi camp Bergen-Belsen, children born at the post-war displaced persons (DP) camp Bergen Belsen, as well as British liberators will travel to Lower Saxony, Germany on 26 April to mark the anniversary of the camp’s liberation 70 years ago. A delegation of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) […]

April 23, 2015
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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 [...]
Download this document here. Jews have lived in Canada for more than 250 years, with the first recorded Jewish newcomer settling in Trois-Rivières, Québec, in 1760. Most of the early [...]
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 [...]
Events change quickly in the Middle East. There are a lot of different factors and players at work. To make things simple, clear, and understandable, here are the basic facts [...]
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. Update: As the Knesset is headed to elections on March 17th, all proposed legislation is currently on hold pending the formation of a new Knesset post-elections. [...]
United Nations Voting Records [...]
Download the document here. Download the timeline of milestones in the Canada-Israel relationship here. The Canada-Israel bilateral relationship continues to flourish and expand, as it has under the leadership of [...]
The Government of Canada’s changes to the immigration and refugee system have attracted a great deal of attention over the last few months, particularly from within the Jewish community. Canada [...]
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 [...]
March 17th, 2015 Israelis will go to the polls for their upcoming election. Below we offer bi-weekly insight directly from Jerusalem. [...]
Hamas-Fatah Unity Agreement Derails Peace Talks On April 23rd, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced an agreement with Hamas to form a national unity government, which calls for the establishment [...]
Stay up to date here with information about Israel’s economy, geography and other tidbits on “the Start-Up Nation” [...]
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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Key Points Increased activity by Iran and its proxies – Hezbollah and the Assad regime – on the Golan Heights has escalated tensions on Israel’s northern borders. Iran and Hezbollah [...]
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 181 by a vote [...]
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 [...]
Introduction BDS is an acronym for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, which seek to delegitimize and isolate Israel – and Israel alone – around the world and in global forums. BDS [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]