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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]

Two Canadian jihadists added to US list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists

On March 27, 2017, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, acting under the authority of an Executive Order issued by George W. Bush on September 23, 2001 which allows US government agencies to designate and block the assets of foreign individuals and entities that commit, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism, added two Canadian jihadists to ...

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Petition calls on the Government to fire radicalized employees from Montreal airport

An e-petition sponsored by Pierre Paul-Hus, Conservative MP for Charlesbourg — Haute-Saint-Charles, calls on the Government of Canada to immediately remove two radicalized individuals from their jobs at Pierre Trudeau International Airport in Montreal in order to prevent them from endangering the lives of Canadians. In addition, the petition also calls on the Government to place these individuals under a peace bond ...

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Defence spending hits new low under Trudeau: Report

During a news conference on April 13, 2017, Senator Dan Lang, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence said that despite commitments made by the Liberals during the 2015 elections, Canada’s military is at a breaking point. “Security is being underfunded and we are becoming more reliant on others for protection. We need $2 billion per ...

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Conservative MPs on aviation security: “Trudeau is taking us for fools”

On April 12, 2017, opposition MPs grilled Prime Minister Trudeau on aviation security following a report aired on the Quebec French-language station TVA which claimed that four employees at Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, one of whom had access to runways and was investigated by police, were stripped of their security clearance due to concerns of radicalization and support for ...

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Liberals criticized for ending refugee resettlement program for Iranian LGBT

Following numerous reports of abductions, unlawful detentions, torture, beatings and killings of men perceived to be gay or bisexual in the Muslim-majority Russian republic of Chechnya, Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland issued the following statement on April 15, 2017:

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UN Watch is “extremely troubled” over Canada’s continued funding of UNRWA

On April 9, 2017, UN Watch, an independent NGO which monitors the United Nations, submitted a formal letter to Prime Minister Trudeau together with a new report which exposes 60 new cases of teachers, principals and other employees of Hamas-tied United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) publicly endorsing radical Islamic terrorism, praising ...

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Opposition slams Trudeau’s “shameful and unacceptable” deceit

During the Question Period at the House of Commons on April 11-12, 2017, opposition MPs blasted Prime Minister Trudeau over new revelations that his controversial New Year’s family vacation at a private Bahamas island belonging to Aga Khan, a Trudeau family friend and a billionaire spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, cost the Canadian taxpayers $133,883 and not $127,187, as was ...

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