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Update: Police Conclude Investigation into Security Incident at the Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto (BAYT) Synagogue

We extend our deep gratitude to York Region Police (YRP) for their remarkable response to this situation. In addition to deploying extensive resources and increasing police visibility at Jewish sites, [...]

July 31, 2015
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Press Release: CIJA Condemns Deadly “Price-Tag” Attack

Ottawa, ON – Today, an arson attack was carried out by Jewish extremists on two homes in the Palestinian village of Duma, resulting in the murder of an infant. In [...]

July 31, 2015
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Press Release: CIJA Condemns Attack on Jerusalem Pride

Ottawa, ON – Today, several people were wounded at Jerusalem Pride, in a hate crime reportedly perpetrated by a lone individual. In response, David J. Cape, Chair of the Centre [...]

July 30, 2015
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Local Input~ UNDATED -- Robert McCorkell, died in 2004 and bequeathed an estate worth up to $1-million to a US neo-Nazi group
Source: Southern Poverty Law Center
(source:  From:  Mark Potok ämark.potok@splcenter.org> FOR STEWART BELL STORY)
Press Release: CIJA Hails Rejection of McCorkill Appeal on Bequest to Neo-Nazi Group

Ottawa, ON – Today, the New Brunswick Court of Appeals rejected an effort to overturn a ruling last year that banned the transfer of assets from the estate of Robert [...]

July 30, 2015
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Press Release: Statement by the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus on Porter Airlines Incident

Toronto, ON – In response to an incident that took place on a Porter Airlines flight earlier this week, Rabbi Reuben Poupko, Chair of the Canadian Rabbinic Caucus, issued the [...]

July 29, 2015
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Press Release: CIJA Welcomes Decision to Release Jonathan Pollard

Ottawa, ON – In response to news that Jonathan Pollard will be released on parole on November 20th, CIJA CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel released the following statement: “We welcome today’s [...]

July 28, 2015
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Press Release: CIJA Applauds Signing of Improved and Expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement

Montreal, QC – Today, Canada and Israel announced the renewal and expansion of the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA), which was established in 1997 as the first bilateral trade agreement [...]

July 21, 2015
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Press Release: CIJA Urges Caution on Iranian Nuclear Agreement 

La version française est ci-dessous Ottawa, ON – Today, the P5+1 announced that it has signed an agreement with Iran. Under the terms of the agreement, Iran will receive extensive [...]

July 14, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Lauder urges Krakow museum to pull exhibition video featuring naked persons playing tag in gas chamber

NEW YORK – Ronald S. Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), today criticized the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (MOCAK), Poland for reinstating an art installation [...]

July 7, 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Ronald Lauder welcomes US Episcopal Church’s rejection of Israel boycott

NEW YORK – The president of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) today hailed a decision by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States to reject a [...]

July 3, 2015
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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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