Statement on UN Human Rights Council Report on Gaza War

Ottawa, ON – Today, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) released its report on the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel. In response, Shimon Koffler Fogel, CEO of the Centre [...]

June 22, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: WJC criticizes new UNHCR report on Gaza for putting Israel on the same level as the terror group Hamas

NEW YORK/GENEVA – World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer strongly criticized today’s UN report on the 2014 Gaza conflict. “It is most unfortunate that here is yet another UN Human [...]

June 22, 2015
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Helen Mirren receives WJC award for ‘Woman in Gold’

World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder presented Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren with the WJC Recognition Award for her role in the movie ‘Woman in Gold’ at a special event [...]

June 22, 2015
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CIJA Calls for strengthened Jewish-Aboriginal relations

By Shimon Koffler Fogel, CIJA CEO “In the Jewish tradition, all human beings – regardless of their faith, traditions, or background – are created equally in the divine image, and [...]

June 17, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Polish foreign minister, WJC leaders attend film debut in Jerusalem of movie about Holocaust-era hero Jan Karski

JERUSALEM – The film ‘Karski and the Lords of Humanity’ was screened for the first time outside Poland on Sunday night at Jerusalem’s Menachem Begin Heritage Center. The event was [...]

June 15, 2015
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CIJA Offers Condolences to the Woodall Family

On Monday evening, while serving a warrant related to a hate crimes matter, Constable Daniel Woodall, an eight-year veteran of the Edmonton Police Services, was killed in the line of [...]

June 12, 2015
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Richard Marceau on Canada AM: Holocaust Restitution

CIJA’s General Counsel and Senior Government Advisor Richard Marceau appeared on CTV’s Canada AM to discuss Holocaust restitution. Watch here or below. [...]

June 11, 2015
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Julia Berger Reitman new Chair of Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA

The Board of Jewish Federations of Canada – UIA is pleased to announce that Julia Berger Reitman assumed the role of  Chair of the board at Annual General Meeting in [...]

June 9, 2015
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Press Release: CIJA Comments on Federal Genetic Discrimination Legislation

Today, the Government of Canada tabled important legislation to address the issue of genetic discrimination in Canada. David J. Cape, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), [...]

June 9, 2015
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Ronald S. Lauder: Two-state solution must be the agreed basis for Mideast peace

World Jewish Congress (WJC) Ronald S. Lauder has called for Jewish people to accept that a two-state solution is the only way to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In a [...]

June 8, 2015
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Press Release: World Jewish Congress mourns passing of former Secretary-General Avi Beker

NEW YORK/JERUSALEM –The World Jewish Congress (WJC) mourns the passing of its former secretary-general and long-time head of the WJC Israel office Avi Beker, who died Wednesday at the age [...]

June 4, 2015
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Jewish Organizations Present a Statement of Solidarity and Action that Aims to Strengthen Relations with Aboriginal Canadians

Ottawa, ON – Ve’ahavta and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) were among the leading Jewish organizations participating in the ceremonies supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), [...]

June 2, 2015
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