Iran presents an acute case requiring our full attention

While Canada alone cannot bring Iran into compliance with its international obligations or compel the regime to negotiate in good faith, we can continue to lead by example and encourage [...]

December 18, 2014
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Academics debate jewish nation-state bill

About 300 listeners tuned in Dec. 10 to hear academics Yoram Hazony and Mira Sucharov square off in an impassioned debate about Israel’s proposed Jewish nation-state law. The webinar was [...]

December 16, 2014
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We Won’t Stop Dancing

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Sarona Park in central Tel Aviv. Founded as an agricultural settlement by German Templars in the late 1800s, it has recently been transformed [...]

December 16, 2014
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Concordia president swiftly denounces pro-BDS vote

MONTREAL — Concordia University president Alan Shepard has denounced academic boycotts in principle in the wake of undergraduates at his school narrowly voting in favour of the boycott, divestment and [...]

December 12, 2014
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Genetic Discrimination Means the Choice Between Life and Life Insurance

By Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs and  Bev Heim-Myers, Chair, the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness and CEO, Huntington Society of Canada Protecting members [...]

December 12, 2014
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CIJA Condemns Terrorist Attack on Jerusalem Synagogue

In response to today’s deadly terrorist attack on worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued the following statement: “We [...]

November 18, 2014
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Letter to Swedish Ambassador from CIJA CEO Shimon Fogel

This week, the Government of Sweden decided to recognize a Palestinian state – even in the absence of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. In response, CIJA CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel wrote [...]

October 31, 2014
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Education
5 Points to Consider about Campus BDS

With approximately 25,000 young members of our community on campus in Ontario, much attention is placed on what life is like for Jewish students.  Along with our on-the-ground partners at [...]

October 31, 2014
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Nova Scotia and the Jews of the First World War

According to the Chronicle Herald, “An all-Jewish battalion of the British Army had long been talked about. But it wasn’t until 1917 that four Jewish battalions — the 38th, 39th, [...]

October 1, 2014
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Pictured, from left, are Hank Rosenbaum co-president of the Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants, along with Cheryl Rosenbaum Shapiro and organizers Cindy Osheroff and Dori Ekstein. [SUSAN MINUK PHOTO]
Volunteers assemble holiday gift bags for Shoah survivors

Susan Minuk ::Canadian Jewish News The apples and honey on our tables at Rosh Hashanah are symbols of a sweet new year, but for elderly Holocaust survivors who may be [...]

September 18, 2014
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