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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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A Mission of Solidarity and Hope

I have just returned to Ottawa after spending 10 days in Israel as a participant in the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (a “Birth Right” for moms).  What initially started out as a trip to reconnect with my Jewish roots quickly became a solidarity mission. Many of our participants were first timers to Israel, and even […]

July 31, 2014
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Israel Under Fire 20

John Ging – a senior UN official at the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and former Gaza director for UNRWA – confirmed last night that Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist groups routinely launch their attacks on Israelis in close proximity to UN institutions and residential areas. Ging’s acknowledgement followed an incident in which […]

July 31, 2014
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Shimon Fogel Discusses Parliamentary Mission to Israel

Shimon Fogel, CIJA CEO, discusses the visit of Canadian politicians to Israel Click here to see Shimon’s interview.  

July 31, 2014
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LIVE UPDATES: Protective Edge (Day 24)

As Israel’s Operation Protective Edge entered its 24th day on Thursday, the security cabinet has ordered the military to press on with the offensive in the Gaza Strip, focusing on the destruction of Hamas’ tunnel network. Live Updates: 4:57 P.M. Rocket alerts sound in Gaza-bordering regions (Haaretz) 3:53 P.M. IDF strikes car in eastern Gaza, […]

July 31, 2014
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How Hamas Makes the Case for Supporting Israel

During the current conflict in Gaza, there are a multitude of spokespeople for both sides. Ironically, Israel’s most capable spokespeople are often the leaders of Hamas. One example is Ismail Haniyah, the outgoing Hamas Prime Minister of Gaza. In a speech in January he said: “We shall (be)…..educating the future generation to love death… as […]

July 31, 2014
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Hamas is terrorizing millions of Israelis

July 31st daily total: 10

Since mid-June 2014: 2,693
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 [...]