Have Your Say

While the Jewish community in Canada watches with interest the ongoing developments in Israel, CIJA has put together the following list of key political contacts in Israel. Should you have thoughts you wish to share as Israel faces the challenges ahead, these are available for you to send messages of support, constructive criticism, and concern.

Contact Information:


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    Yitzhak Herzog
    President of Israel
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    Benjamin Netanyahu
    Prime Minister of Israel
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    Amichai Chikli
    Diaspora Affairs Minister, Likud
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    Yariv Levin
    Justice Minister, Likud
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    Itamar Ben-Gvir
    National Security Minister, Head of Otzma Yehudit
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    Yair Lapid
    Leader of the Opposition, Head of the Yesh Atid Party
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    Matanyahu Engelman
    State Comptroller
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    Simcha Rothman
    Chair, Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, Religious Zionist Party
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    Yoav Gallant
    Minister of Defense, Likud
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    Merav Michaeli
    Head of the Labor Party
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    Gila Gamliel
    Minister of Intelligence, Likud
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    Aryeh Deri
    Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Health, Minister of Interior, Head of Shas Party
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    Mansour Abbas
    Head of the United Arab List (Ra’am) Party
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    Avigdor Lieberman
    Head of the Yisrael Beitenu Party
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    Ayman Odeh
    Head of the Hadash – Ta’al Party
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    Amir Ohana
    Speaker of the Knesset, Likud
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    Eli Cohen
    Foreign Minister, Likud
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    Betzalel Smotrich
    Finance Minister, Head of the Religious Zionist Party
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    Benny Gantz
    Member of Knesset, Head of the National Unity Party

Stay up to date with the latest in English language news coverage from Israel, and engage with Israeli media.

Do you have a point of view that’s missing in news coverage? Do you have feedback you want to share about what you see in the news? Is something going on in your community that should be publicized? You can submit Letters the Editor and Op-eds for consideration directly using the resources below.

Issues of Interest:

Judicial Reform

The following four articles provide points, counterpoints, and analysis of the varying opinions surrounding the need for judicial reform in Israel. They are meant to be read in order as they appear below. The first is an essay on the need for reform to the Israeli judiciary. The second is a response to it and the author's opposition to the proposals before the Knesset. The third takes a look at the bigger picture. The final is the author's response to those counter-articles.

  1. Israel's Judicial Reckoning

  2. Israel's Other Tyranny of the Minority

  3. The Dangers Lurking in Israel's Judicial Counterrevolution

  4. The Need for Judicial Reform Isn't Going Away


Regional strategic matters

The list of articles below presents several viewpoints on issues of importance regarding the regions surrounding Israel, from Iran to the Palestinian Authority, its relationship with Gulf states, and the Abraham Accords.

  1. How China is heralding the beginnings of a multipolar Middle East

  2. Behind China’s Mideastern Diplomacy

  3. The Saudi-Iran deal reflects a new global reality

  4. Chinese-Brokered Deal Upends Mideast Diplomacy and Challenges U.S.

  5. Israel and Biden Shouldn't Panic Over Iran-Saudi Deal 

  6. Blame Biden for Iran’s diplomatic triumph

  7. Israel's challenge: Preserving the Abraham Accords as US lowers regional profile

  8. As Saudis sidle up to Iran, some see US apathy, Israeli political chaos to blame

  9. Strength of Israel’s ties to Gulf states will impact Saudi receptiveness

  10. Study suggests US aid seen by Palestinians as 'opportunity to promote terrorism'


Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Articles around the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, and perspectives on how Israel responds.

  1. The Truth Behind the Palestinian ‘Catastrophe'

  2. Israel faces balancing act in deterrence

  3. ‘Hundreds of Israeli lives saved by Operation Break the Wave’

  4. Israel's Targeted Counter-Terror Raids Contrasted by Wanton Palestinian Attacks

  5. Israel can't stop Palestinian terrorism by giving them more land - opinion



Viewpoints on how Israel and the rest of the world deals with the Iranian regime, and what it means to the security of Israel.

  1. The System Is Blinking Red over Iran

  2. It's Time to Get Tough on Iran. Really Tough.

  3. Assessing the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program 

  4. Strategy for a New Comprehensive U.S. Policy on Iran