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Statement on International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia provides us with an opportunity to speak out against a form of discrimination that is pervasive, and often violent in its practice. Members [...]

May 17, 2015
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Statement on the Holocaust-denying tweets by football player Khalif Mitchell

Montreal, May 14, 2015 – The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Quebec (CIJA Quebec) deplores the hateful messages being shared by Montreal Alouettes player Khalif Mitchell on his Twitter [...]

May 14, 2015
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Press Release: Actress Helen Mirren to be honored by World Jewish Congress for her role in ‘Woman in Gold’

NEW YORK – The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and The Weinstein Company announced today that Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren will receive the WJC Recognition Award for her role in [...]

May 13, 2015
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The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Mourns the Loss of Alan Borovoy

Montreal, QC – Upon learning of the passing of Alan Borovoy, former General Counsel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, David J. Cape, Chair of the Centre for Israel and [...]

May 12, 2015
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Press Release: Statement on the new Israeli Government

Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a coalition government. David J. Cape, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, made the following statement: “CIJA congratulates Israel’s Prime [...]

May 7, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: International Committee of the Red Cross, WJC discuss lessons of Holocaust at Geneva commemorative event

GENEVA – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the world’s foremost humanitarian organization, and the World Jewish Congress (WJC) commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the [...]

April 28, 2015
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Lord Weidenfeld honored with World Jewish Congress Theodor Herzl Award for efforts on behalf of Israel and Jewish people

Lord George Weidenfeld was honored with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) Theodor Herzl Award at a gala dinner at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on Tuesday. The award recognizes outstanding [...]

April 28, 2015
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Press Release: Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Montreal – On the occasion of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, David J. Cape, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement: “CIJA stands in [...]

April 23, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: International Committee of the Red Cross, World Jewish Congress to hold joint event drawing lessons from Holocaust

GENEVA – On 28 April 2015, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Jewish Congress (WJC) will host a commemorative event in Geneva, Switzerland on the [...]

April 23, 2015
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Press Release: CIJA and Canadian Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants Commemorate Yom HaShoah

Montreal, QC – Yom HaShoah is a day to honour and remember the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. The commemoration of this horrific period is particularly [...]

April 16, 2015
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Press Release: Ronald S. Lauder to address thousands at ‘March of the Living’ in Budapest

NEW YORK / BUDAPEST – World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder will be the keynote speaker at this year’s ‘March of the Living’ program in Budapest in commemoration [...]

April 9, 2015
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Press Release: CIJA offers deepest sympathies to Quebec Catholics on the Passing of Cardinal Turcotte

Montreal, QC – Upon learning of the passing of Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, former Archbishop of Montreal, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued a statement offering its deepest [...]

April 8, 2015
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