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Ilana Shneider
Ilana Shneider is the co-editor of CIJnews and the founding executive director of Canada-Israel Friendship Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the mutually beneficial, long-standing diplomatic, economic and cultural ties between Canada and Israel. She can be reached at [email protected]

Vaughan man charged in connection with online child luring and extortion

On March 23, 2017, investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit-Internet Child Exploitation Team (ICE) arrested and charged 27 year old Muhammad Luqman Rana of the City of Vaughan with several offences in connection with online child luring, possession of child pornography and extortion, reported Global News.

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Montreal-born jihadist arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges

A dual Algerian-Canadian man was arrested at Adana Airport in Turkey on March 10 over ties to the Islamic State (ISIS), reported the Daily Sabah. Turkish police allege that Wassim Bouhadou, who is believed to be a senior ISIS figure, was heading to Europe after illegally entering Turkey from Syria.

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Harper says Canada should have denounced anti-Israel UN resolution

In an interview for the Near East Report, published by the America Israel Public Affairs Committed (AIPAC), a bipartisan organization of U.S. citizens committed to strengthening U.S.-Israel relations, Canada’s former Prime Minister said that the nuclear agreement with Iran should be scrapped if the Iranian regime does not comply with it.

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York University’s Glendon College evacuated after threats targeted Jews, Blacks

For the second time this week, buildings at York University’s Glendon College Campus were evacuated after a bomb threat targeted the Jewish and other communities, reported B’nai Brith. This followed a similar incident that took place Tuesday (March 22, 2017). Glendon College Principal Donald Ipperciel said that in the last two weeks there have been six instances of graffiti targeting ...

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Number of Mexican refugees detained by CBSA doubles in first two months of 2017

New statistics from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) show that more Mexican migrants were detained in Canada in the first two months of 2017 as opposed to all of 2016, the CBC reported. So far, 444 Mexicans were detained since the beginning of January, as opposed to 410 Mexicans who were detained last year.

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2016 police report shows that Jews again are the most targeted community in Toronto

One day before the Parliament is scheduled to debate an “anti-Islamophobia” motion, Toronto Police released its 2016 Hate Bias Crime Statistical Report, which shows that this year, as in every year since 2008, Jews continue to be the most targeted community in Toronto for hate crimes.

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Government urged to “regularize” all illegal refugees

Following a deadly shooting of six Muslim worshippers at a Quebec City mosque in late January, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), a registered Canadian charity which acts as an umbrella organization for immigrant and refugee-serving agencies in Ontario, issued a statement calling on the federal government to speak out against Islamophobia and racism.

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