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Author Archives: Ilana Shneider

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]

Poll: 79% of Canadians believe Muslims face discrimination

A new poll published by Abacus Data on December 29, 2016, found that 79% of Canadians believe that Muslims are the most discriminated against group in Canada (with 46% saying there “a lot” and 33% saying there is “some” discrimination towards Muslims), while only 10% believe there is “a lot” of discrimination against Jews, and 35% believe there is “some” ...

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Canadian lawyer: Israel has exclusive right to Jerusalem

In a 1,200 page thesis researched over 20 years at the University of Geneva’s political science department and international law school, a Canadian international human rights lawyer who has served as legal counsel to various governments including the governments of France, Spain, Mexico and Canada, concludes that Israel has a legal right to occupy territories under its control since 1967, ...

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Kellie Leitch vows to move the Canadian Embassy to Jerusalem if elected

Following the passing of an anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security Council last Friday and subsequent condemnation by US Secretary of State John Kerry of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem as being an “obstacle to peace”, candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada Kellie Leitch vowed to move the Canadian Embassy to Jerusalem ...

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