Press Release: World Jewish Congress urges European Union ‘to do everything to keep Hamas blacklisted’

NEW YORK / BRUSSELS – World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on Wednesday called on the European Union to stand firm regarding the inclusion of Hamas and its militant [...]

December 17, 2014
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Press Release: ‘Singling out of Israel undermines Geneva Conventions’, World Jewish Congress warns

GENEVA / NEW YORK – “By singling out Israel, there is a real danger that the Geneva Conventions are being politicized and undermined,” World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer wrote [...]

December 17, 2014
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mrs. Laureen Harper Join Montreal’s Jewish Community to Light First Candle of Chanukah

MONTREAL, CANADA, December 16, 2014 – In an event co-hosted by Federation CJA, the central organization of Montreal’s Jewish community, and its advocacy arm, the Centre for Israel and Jewish [...]

December 17, 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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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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Press Release: Over 100 survivors to be present at event marking 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

NEW YORK, 11 DECEMBER 2014 – More than 100 Auschwitz survivors from at least 17 countries will travel to Poland to participate in the observance of the 70th anniversary of [...]

December 11, 2014
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Press Release: WJC hails ‘landmark decision’ by Polish high court overturning ban on kosher slaughter

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) hailed Wednesday’s ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal, which found that the ban on religious slaughter is unconstitutional, as a “landmark decision”. The court vindicated the [...]

December 10, 2014
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Berl Nadler on Sun TV discussing the Israeli election

Berl Nadler, CIJA GTA co-chair discusses the election in Israel with Michael Coren on Sun TV. [...]

December 4, 2014
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Press Release: Canada’s Jewish Community Mourns the Passing of Jean Béliveau

Toronto – In response to the passing of Montreal Canadiens’ star Jean Béliveau, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement: “We [...]

December 3, 2014
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Opinion: Remembering the forgotten exodus of Jews from Arab lands

My mother’s story is one shared by many. Born in Iraq to a prominent Jewish family, she had no choice but to flee, even though her parents and grandparents had played [...]

November 30, 2014
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Statement: Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries

Today, CIJA joins Jewish communities worldwide to remember the suffering of Jewish refugees driven from the Middle East and North Africa. [...]

November 30, 2014
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