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To be an effective advocate, you need to know your stuff. CIJA’s Core Issues Guide includes facts, history, and analyses that will help community...

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Key Facts The imposition of a special set of standards of treatment upon only Israel, in a world where far worse abuses of human...

One of the underlying strengths of the Canada-Israel bilateral relationship lies in extensive people-to-people ties. Historically, the Canadian Jewish community has acted as an...

Key Facts The search for peace through negotiation has been a defining feature of Israel predating the 1948 founding of the state. Arab rejectionism...

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Key Points Increased activity by Iran and its proxies – Hezbollah and the Assad regime – on the Golan Heights has escalated tensions on...

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The need to build support for Israel among Canadians is particularly important given the limited knowledge and lack of connection most Canadians have when...

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of the northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Militant Islamist fighters held a parade in Syria's northern Raqqa province to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said.  REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR3WJ9D

“We declare Fallujah as an Islamic state, and we call on you to be on our side! We are here to defend you from...

CIJA supports the creation of a prosperous, independent, democratic Palestinian state established on the basis of a peace agreement with Israel. CIJA further affirms...

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CIJA is proud to share with you A Year in Conversations, an innovative initiative designed to help families explore, address and engage in discussions...

“Hamas” is an Arabic acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement”. It was founded in 1988 as an offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, dedicated to...

The years following the 1948 Arab-Israeli war witnessed a massive dislocation of civilians in the Middle East. As one contemporary observer described the refugee...

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While small, Israel is a culturally and ethnically diverse country with thousands of years of history and beautiful, ancient architecture to back it up....

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Download the Holocaust Timeline here. Introduction “Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in...

Introduction BDS is an acronym for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, which seek to delegitimize and isolate Israel – and Israel alone – around the...

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The United Nations has an important role to play in international affairs. However, every year, the UN General Assembly’s agenda is clogged with a...

Jewish tradition upholds the centrality of ethical obligations to one’s neighbour, which often connects to modern concepts of social justice. These moral imperatives have...

The Jewish community is one of the most consistently targeted victims of hate- and bias-motivated crime, often directed against communal institutions. In 2007, the...

An Iranian woman and her son walk past Shahab-2 (L) and Shahab-3 missiles on display in front of a large portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in a square in south Tehran on September 28, 2008. Iran marked "Sacred Defence Week", which commemorates Iran's bloody eight-year war with Iraq. The United States has recently deployed an anti-missile radar in Israel that is mainly to warn of incoming Iranian ballistic missiles, Israeli state radio reported today. AFP PHOTO/ATTA  (Newscom TagID: afpphotosthree008755)     [Photo via Newscom]

Iran’s Human Rights Abuses The Government of Iran continues to use amputation, flogging, torture, public execution and other cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishments to...

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A short timeline of the history of the peace process in the Middle East 1947 – The United Nations recommends partition with the passage...

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Read the Action Plan for Combating Antisemitism 2013 and Beyond here. The Jewish community of Canada is the country’s most frequent target of hatred...

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Jews have lived in Canada for more than 250 years, with the first recorded Jewish newcomer settling in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, in 1760. Most of...

Events change quickly in the Middle East. There are a lot of different factors and players at work. To make things simple, clear, and...

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