The Jewish Community Expresses Deep Sadness at the Loss of the Hon. Jim Flaherty, a Great Friend

  Toronto, ON — Upon learning that the Hon. Jim Flaherty passed away suddenly today in Ottawa, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued [...]

April 10, 2014
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Jewish Community Leadership Comments on the Results of the Quebec Election

Election results confirm, wedge politics and divisive platforms not reflective of Quebec values April 9, 2014, MONTREAL “We welcome the end of a long and challenging period for many Quebecers [...]

April 9, 2014
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Statement on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Toronto, ON – In response to news that Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations are on the verge of ending, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued [...]

April 3, 2014
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The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Condemns BDS Endorsement by Ryerson Student Union

Toronto, ON - On Wednesday April 2nd the Ryerson student union voted to endorse the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the State of Israel. In response to that vote, [...]

April 2, 2014
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Statement re: Ministers Flaherty and Oliver

Ottawa, ON – On March 18, 2014, the Honourable Jim Flaherty resigned as Canada’s Minister of Finance. On March 19, 2014, Minister Joe Oliver was sworn in as his successor. [...]

March 19, 2014
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Parti québecois urged to debunk the myth of “kosher tax”

Montreal, March 13, 2014 – The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA-Quebec) calls upon the Parti Québecois to reject the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory espoused by its Gouin riding candidate [...]

March 13, 2014
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CIJA Commends Norwegian Cruise Line Decision

Toronto, ON – Yesterday, Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it has cancelled all calls to Tunisian ports. This announcement is the direct result of an incident on Sunday in which [...]

March 12, 2014
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Statement on Cartoon in the Pictou Advocate

Halifax, NS – In response to a cartoon recently published in the Pictou Advocate depicting a Nazi flag raised above Parliament Hill with a reference to “Harpers (sic) economic action [...]

March 6, 2014
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Breaking News: Israel captures Iranian missiles intended for Gaza

Earlier today, Israeli special forces captured an Iranian shipment of advanced missiles intended for terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. To understand where the weaponry came from and for whom [...]

March 5, 2014
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CIJA Commends Government Decision to Recognize Jewish Refugees

Ottawa, ON – Today, the federal government formally accepted the recommendation of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development that “Canada officially recognize the experience [...]

March 3, 2014
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Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

Toronto, ON – In response to developments in Ukraine, including Russia’s presence in Crimea, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), issued the following statement: “We [...]

March 3, 2014
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Statement on the Conclusion of Canada’s Term as Chair of IHRA

Toronto, ON – This week, Canada’s term as Chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) concluded in a ceremony held in Berlin. The Alliance, which consists of governments and [...]

February 27, 2014
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