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Press Release: CIJA Condemns Attack on Jerusalem Pride

Ottawa, ON – Today, several people were wounded at Jerusalem Pride, in a hate crime reportedly perpetrated by a lone individual. In response, David J. Cape, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement: “We are sickened by today’s attack at Jerusalem Pride and we stand with LGBT Israelis […]

July 30, 2015
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Local Input~ UNDATED -- Robert McCorkell, died in 2004 and bequeathed an estate worth up to $1-million to a US neo-Nazi group
Source: Southern Poverty Law Center
(source:  From:  Mark Potok ämark.potok@splcenter.org> FOR STEWART BELL STORY)
Press Release: CIJA Hails Rejection of McCorkill Appeal on Bequest to Neo-Nazi Group

Ottawa, ON – Today, the New Brunswick Court of Appeals rejected an effort to overturn a ruling last year that banned the transfer of assets from the estate of Robert McCorkill to the National Alliance. Had the courts failed to act in this case, the US-based Neo-Nazi group would have received approximately a quarter-million dollars […]

July 30, 2015
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Press Release: Statement by the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus on Porter Airlines Incident

Toronto, ON – In response to an incident that took place on a Porter Airlines flight earlier this week, Rabbi Reuben Poupko, Chair of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus, issued the following statement: “From a mainstream Orthodox perspective, there is nothing wrong whatsoever with sitting next to a woman on an airplane or public transit. Leading […]

July 29, 2015
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University of Toronto Students Fight Back Against BDS

University of Toronto Students’ Union Board of Directors overwhelmingly rejects creation of BDS committee July 28, 2015 (Toronto, Ontario) – Tonight, during an emergency meeting called by the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU), student representatives of the Board of Directors voted to reject the creation and funding of a BDS ad- hoc committee that […]

July 29, 2015
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Press Release: CIJA Welcomes Decision to Release Jonathan Pollard

Ottawa, ON – In response to news that Jonathan Pollard will be released on parole on November 20th, CIJA CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel released the following statement: “We welcome today’s news, which signals the end of a grossly unjust and disproportionate sentence in light of the crime committed and sentences awarded for similar convictions. This […]

July 28, 2015
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Spotlight on York

Check out the latest feature on The Exchange – a profile of Jewish life at York University. Read Daniel Ferman's piece here. Read Adam Hummel's piece here.

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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 [...]
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 [...]
CIJA is proud to share with you A Year in Conversations, an innovative initiative designed to help families explore, address and engage in discussions around topical, contemporary issues facing Israel [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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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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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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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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. CIJA 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 clogged [...]
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 CIJA has provided the following information for your consideration and use. In summary, we have highlighted the following key points as essential to understanding why the Palestinian Authority’s current [...]
“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 [...]