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#ThisIsHamas: 11 Things You Need to Know About Hamas

Learn what Hamas stands for here.   1) 2002: Hamas listed as a terrorist entity in Canada     2) Hamas PM eulogized Bin Laden     3) Hamas is devoted to the murder of Jews     4) Don’t trust us? Read it here.     5) Read it directly in the Hamas charter. […]

August 7, 2014
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#DidYouKnow… 11 Facts You Need to Know About the Fighting in Gaza

  1. Hamas controls a number of large, uninhabited areas in Gaza, but instead chooses to launch its missiles from within densely populated locations.   2. Hamas admits at least 160 child labourers were killed digging its tunnels.   3. Hamas fighters dress up as women to disguise themselves as civilians. Inside Shejaiyya we also […]

July 29, 2014
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4 Questions: Speaking with Canadians about Israel

Israel is under fire, once again fighting a defensive war against Hamas, an extremist, terrorist, Islamist organization. While Israel is defending its borders, you can help defend Israel here in Canada. Many Canadians are disconnected by geography, distracted by false information, and unaware of the facts. You can help… you MUST help! Israel needs your […]

July 24, 2014
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TAKE ACTION: Thank Zara for removing  offensive shirt

As you may be aware, Zara was selling an offensive garment on their website and in stores in Israel and across Europe. We were disturbed to see these designs and disappointed that the designer failed to anticipate that members of the Jewish community would rightly find it hurtful. At the same time, we were pleased […]

August 27, 2014
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A Word from our Chair – Let’s Take Action

The past two months have been very difficult for our community. The abduction of three Israeli teens – Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali, z’l – by Hamas marked the beginning of a tumultuous summer that saw heightened security threats in Israel and increased manifestations of antisemitism throughout the world. As throughout history, this period of uncertainty […]

August 27, 2014
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Baird Cautiously Welcomes Ceasefire in Gaza

August 26, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today released the following statement: “Canada, again, cautiously welcomes the ceasefire in Gaza and calls on Hamas to uphold its commitment. “Palestinians in Gaza have suffered greatly under Hamas’s reign, and it is high time that their needs are put first over their rulers’ blind ambition. […]

August 26, 2014
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Press Release: Statement on Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

Toronto, ON – Today, an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and terrorist groups in Gaza, foremost among them Hamas, was implemented at 7 P.M. local time. In response, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement: “While we are encouraged that a ceasefire has been secured, we remain […]

August 26, 2014
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CIJA campaign touts Buycott app to help Israel

In the wake of countless calls from the anti-Israel community to damage Israel’s economy by boycotting goods made in the Jewish state, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is continuing to promote its BUYcott Israel campaign. The initiative, which was founded in 2009 and has surpassed 5,000 members on its Facebook page, is […]

August 26, 2014
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Hamas is terrorizing millions of Israelis

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