The Ukrainian crisis was sparked on February 18th, when thousands of Ukrainian protestors gathered outside the country’s parliament to call on the government to restore the Ukrainian constitution. Violence erupted between protestors and police, leading to dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries in the ensuing days. On February 21st, the Ukrainian opposition took control […]
Just days after a synagogue was fire bombed, new reports of anti-Jewish violence have emerged in Ukraine, including the vandalizing of a Holocaust memorial and a prominent Jewish figure’s tomb. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), quoting the Sevastopolskaya Gazeta, reported Tuesday that the Holocaust Memorial in Sevastopol in the Crimean Peninsula was spray painted in red with […]
Ottawa, ON – In response to the passing of the Right Honourable Herb Gray, Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Herb Gray, an icon in Canadian politics, a pioneer in Jewish civic engagement, and a distinguished Parliamentarian […]
Natan Sharansky is the Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel The recent distribution of leaflets in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, declaring that all Jews are to register with the region, is an act of provocation — the Jewish community caught in the middle of two opposing sides. On the eve […]
Many CJN readers may still recall the distinctive bass voice of a reporter from Israel during the mid-1980s to almost 2000: “For CBC News, this is Mark Lavie in Jerusalem” as he typically concluded his stories, almost all of them for Radio News. Lavie, a name quite a few listeners assumed was of francophone origin, is […]
Investigation of media story re:Jews in Ukraine CIJA is monitoring events affecting Ukraine’s Jewish community, and has made inquiries regarding a particularly disturbing story. Media have reported that leaflets have been distributed in Donetsk calling on Jewish residents to register their property or face deportation, as may be read here. Accordingly, we have followed up […]
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