Issues

Be sure to check in here for background information on key issues related to Canada’s Jewish community and Israel. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of subjects, but rather to provide you with an in-depth analysis of the most topical issues of the day.

Canada

· Brief History of the Canadian Jewish Community
· Jewish Community Advocacy in Canada
· Basic Demographics of the Canadian Jewish Community
· Understanding Antisemitism
· Changes to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee System
· Security Infrastructure
· Poverty
· The United Church of Canada’s Proposed Boycott
· Intimidation on Campus
· Canada-Israel Bilateral Relationship

Israel and the Middle East – History

· Milestones in the Quest for Peace – A Timeline
· The Pre-State Years
· Pre-State Partition Plans
· 1947-48: The War of Independence
· 1956: The Suez Crisis
· 1967: The Six Day War
· 1973: The Yom Kippur War
· 1979: Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty
· 1982: Israeli Withdrawal from the Sinai
· 1982: The First Lebanon War
· 1993: The Oslo Peace Process
· 2000: Israeli Withdrawal from Lebanon
· 2001-2005: The Al-Aqsa Intifada
· 2005: Israeli Withdrawal from Gaza
· 2006: The Second Lebanon War
· 2008-09: Operation Cast Lead
· 2012: Pillar of Defense

Israel and the Middle East – Current Issues

· The Dangers of a Nuclear Iran
· Overview of the Iranian Threat
· What’s the Situation in Gaza?
· What does Hamas stand for?
· What does Hamas do?
· Middle East Peace Process and the Two-State Solution
· The Palestinian Authority’s Bid for Statehood at the UN
· UN Reform
· BDS
· The Security Barrier
· The Settlements
· Israel: The Start Up Nation
· Israel’s Economy
· Israel’s Population
· Israel and African Immigrants
· Israel’s Geography