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Breaking Issue in Brief: Hamas and the European Union

By Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO Today, a ruling by the European Union General Court to annul a decision to keep Hamas on the EU list of terrorist groups generated headlines around the world. As with many issues, there’s more to this story. The decision by the EU court is based on a procedural technicality and […]

December 17, 2014
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McMaster to partner with top Israeli universities

McMaster is joining its U15 counterparts on a week-long trip to Israel to expand and explore research and academic cooperation with some of Israel’s top research universities. Peter Mascher, McMaster’s associate vice-president, International Affairs is among the delegates taking part in the trip organized by the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities and the Centre […]

December 22, 2014
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Professor Amos Guiora on CJOB’s Charles Adler Weekday Mornings show

Professor Amos Guiora was interviewed on CJOB‘s Charles Adler Weekday Mornings show. Professor Guiora was the keynote speaker in Winnipeg for Kristallnacht as well as a number of advocacy initiatives at the universities and in synagogues. Listen here or below.

December 19, 2014
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Israel becomes largest donor per capita in fight against Ebola

December 19, 2014 – Today, Israel became the larger donor per capita in the international fight against the Ebola epidemic. Ambassador to the UN, Mr. Ron Prosor, has just signed on behalf of the State of Israel, the Ebola Response Trust Fund, pledging an additional $8.75 million USD. Of this sum, half a million dollars […]

December 19, 2014
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Liberté, égalité, fraternité…and Tikkun Olam: Exploring Jewish life in today’s Paris

I am currently in the midst of processing four fascinating months studying in Paris at Sciences Po as part of my Masters in international affairs. In spite of an intense courseload, a significant portion of my time and energy was spent trying to learn as much as possible about the Jewish community in Paris. France […]

December 19, 2014
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International Community Condemns Iran’s Abysmal Human Rights Record at UN

December 18, 2014 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement, following the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran: “The adoption of this Canadian-led resolution demonstrates that the international community continues to condemn Iran’s abysmal record on human rights. Canada […]

December 19, 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 [...]
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 [...]
Chanukah is a beautiful holiday that reflects values that Jews and Canadians of all backgrounds can identify with – including family and joy, freedom and faith. In commemorating events that [...]
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state and unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank within [...]
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. 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Seek Peace and Pursue It represents a small sample of the many worthwhile projects that aim to break down the barriers between Israelis and Palestinians. No single project is going [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]