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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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Israel Under Fire 16

US Secretary of State John Kerry is working to implement a temporary cease-fire agreement effective Sunday, following Hamas absolute rejection of a long-term truce. This one-week pause would be used to start negotiations toward a more permanent arrangement. The situation remains extremely fluid and the coming hours will be critical. While world leaders work to […]

July 25, 2014
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Facebook Fast For Israel

Today my cat, Sadie, passed away. She was a good friend. Just had a wonderful gym workout! Enjoying our vacation in the Bahamas! IDF announces one soldier unaccounted for. That was the Facebook feed I woke up to this morning.  And I was deeply saddened.  Not just by the last post, which of course is […]

July 25, 2014
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Shelley Faintuch on The Charles Adler Show

CIJA’s Associate Director, Local Partner Services Shelley Faintuch was on The Charles Adler Show to discuss Operation Protective Edge and the Rally to Support Israel in Winnipeg.

July 24, 2014
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Middle Ground

Amidst this heinous conflict in the Middle East, let us briefly consider where we agree.  Simplistically but fundamentally, we all recognize that, with war, come casualties, and that one is too many. Yet, from here, we the “safe distance experts” begin to disagree.  From one community to another, and even within our own, we argue […]

July 24, 2014
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Hamas is terrorizing millions of Israelis

July 25th daily total: 9

Since mid-June 2014: 2,281
In May-June 2014: 133
In 2013: 46

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates Read the most recent news here In late June and early July of 2014, terrorists in Gaza fired more than 300 [...]
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 [...]
      Download this document here. BDS is an acronym for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, which seek to delegitimize and isolate Israel, and Israel alone, around the world and [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]