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Press Release: Canadian Jewish Community Welcomes New National Security Legislation

Montreal – Today the Government of Canada presented new National Security Legislation, the objective of which is to protect Canadians from homegrown extremism. In response, David Cape, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement: “Recent events in Canada and around the world have proven that homegrown Islamic extremism […]

January 30, 2015
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Journalist Mark Lavie at Temple Sinai

Despite bad weather on January 29, there was an excellent turnout  – over 120 people – at Temple Sinai to hear journalist Mark Lavie present an “insider’s” account of what the media get wrong about Israel and the Middle East. His talk was followed by a lively Q&A. Credit to Temple Sinai and co-sponsor ARZA […]

January 30, 2015
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Martin Sampson on CKCU Ottawa

CIJA’s Director, Communications and Marketing, Martin Sampson was interviewed by CKCU Ottawa on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Listen here.

January 29, 2015
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Yesterday in Parliament – Wednesday, January 28, 2015

House of Commons Oral Questions Foreign Affairs  Mr. Chris Warkentin (Peace River, CPC): Mr. Speaker, today we woke up to the horrendous news that Israel has once again been the target of terrorist attacks. The brutal terrorist organization, Hezbollah, fired a missile at Israel’s military near Lebanon, causing death and injuries. This is just another […]

January 29, 2015
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Berl Nadler on Sun TV discussing the Hezbollah Attack in Northern Israel

CIJA’s GTA Co-Chair Berl Nadler discusses the recent attack launched by Hezbollah in Northern Israel on Sun News Network.

January 29, 2015
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