This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy, April 3, 2022

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|April 03, 2022
This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy

 

11 people were killed in terrorist attacks in Israel over the past week - from the Jewish, Druze, Arab-Israeli and Ukrainian communities. May their memories be for a blessing.

All Israelis are targets of extremism. As Canadians, we stand against this hate & unite against terror.

Over the last week, we have been greatly concerned to see an escalation in terrorist attacks in Israel including shootings and stabbings that have taken 11 lives. Learn about these innocent victims on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

We are encouraged that Canadian and Israeli leadership have been speaking at the most senior levels, and that the Government of Canada has condemned the attacks and reaffirmed its support and allyship for Israel in the face of this wave of terror attacks on innocent Israeli civilians. Learn more on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

“Life goes on and people are resilient, and this is why this country exists and why we should all be here.”

Jewish Federation of Edmonton CEO Stacey Levitt-Wright and Canadian - Israeli, and former CIJA staffer Adir Krafman, shared their experiences of being in Israel this week amidst the wave of terror attacks.

In case you missed it..... A thought-provoking conversation about the role that the criminalization of Holocaust denial plays in the fight against antisemitism from three experts.

CIJA is actively engaged in consultations with government on developing plans to combat online hate. On March 7, we represented the Jewish community at a roundtable with the Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity & Inclusion. On March 18, we were part of a roundtable discussion led by with a diverse group of community stakeholders on the topic of online safety led by Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, who this week announced that the federal government is renewing its campaign promise to craft legislations to combat online hate. A 12-member advisory panel will advise the government on a legislative and regulatory framework to address hateful content online. CIJA was interviewed by the Canadian Jewish News about this positive development.

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April 2 Matti Friedman @ Beth Sholom
April 3 Matti Friedman @ Beth Tikvah
April 15-23 Passover
April 10 An Evening with Terry Glavin
April 28 Yom HaShoah


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