This week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy | July 31, 2022

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|July 31, 2022
This Week in Canadian Jewish Advocacy

Earlier this week, in an interview with anti-Israel outlet Mondoweiss, United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Miloon Kothari promoted antisemitic conspiracy theories, alleging social media “is controlled largely by the Jewish lobby.”

The UN’s own guidelines are explicit on the issue of impartiality, and Kothari has clearly and flagrantly contravened them this week.

We are gratified to see that, as a UN Member State, Canada has called out Kothari’s remarks as proof of the Commission’s bias.

This Canadian Press Story was published in more than 200 outlets across the country in English and French. You can read more about it in the National Post, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, La Presse, and Ottawa Citizen.

CIJA continues to celebrate acceptance, diversity, and pluralism at Pride events across Canada.

Last week, CIJA proudly co-hosted Pride dinners in Montreal and Vancouver. Hundreds of Jewish and non-Jewish LGBTQ2S+ community members and allies gathered to celebrate our Jewish values and rich tradition with immense Pride.

We are grateful to the many elected officials from all levels of government who joined us. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the spiritual and congregational leadership for their guidance and warm words of affirmation.

Establishment of the Ontario Grant to Support Anti-Hate Security Measures for Faith-Based and Community Organizations was a direct response to our community’s advocacy efforts.

Applications are now being accepted for the program, which will provide up to $10,000 for security infrastructure and training for eligible institutions such as shuls and community centres.

Canada's UN ambassador slams 'biased, antisemitic' remarks by human-rights expert (National Post) *This Canadian Press Story was published in more than 200 outlets across the country in English and French.

Canadian envoy slams UN expert's antisemitic comments (Israel National News)

Roger Waters blasted for speaking at Montreal event tied to PFLP (Israel Nation News)

Director of Government Relations (Ontario)
Associate Director, Partnerships and Community Engagement
Executive Director – Atlantic Jewish Council
Vice President Operations - Jewish Federation of Ottawa

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