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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]

Toronto launches “anti-Islamophobia” campaign; ignores Islamic hate speech against non-Muslims

A public education campaign was launched in Toronto on June 14, 2016 designed to address xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti-immigrant sentiments, and specifically “to dispel racist claims and hateful rumours against Syrian refugees”. During the campaign, which will run until July 10, 100 ads will be placed in bus shelters across the city showing a white male tell a Muslim female ...

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Toronto pays tribute to Israel’s life-saving paramedics

On June 6, 2016, hundreds of supporters of Magen David Adom (MDA) attended the Canadian Magen David Adom for Israel’s Fundraising Gala for a special premiere performance of “Golda’s Balcony”, the longest running one-woman show in Broadway’s history featuring the enormously talented Tovah Feldshuh. The play follows the trajectory of the life of Golda Meir from Russian immigrant to American ...

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Conservatives introduce a motion to recognize genocide of religious minorities by ISIS

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose introduced a Conservative Motion calling on the House of Commons to declare that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as ISIL, ISIS and Da’esh) is responsible for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity against ethnic and religious groups, namely, but not limited to, Christians, Yazidis and ...

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Dion avoids condemning Palestinian support of Ramadan terror attack

On June 8, 2016, two Palestinian terrorists from the Arab village of Yatta who illegally resided in Israel for months while preparing a terrorist attack, broke their Ramadan fast when they calmly ate dinner at a restaurant in Tel Aviv’s busy and popular Saronna market, then got up and opened indiscriminate fire at point blank range at the restaurant patrons ...

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Wounded Israeli soldiers captivate Toronto with stories of courage under fire

On June 5, 2016, Hasbara Fellowships Canada, a leading pro-Israel campus activism organization working with over 80 Universities across North America, and Beit Halochem Canada, which aids disabled Israeli veterans and victims of terrorism, jointly hosted a delegation of 10 Israeli veterans who had been wounded during service.

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US Congress passes resolution urging Germany to honour its commitment to Holocaust Survivors

On June 7, 2016, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Resolution 129 put forward by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), which urges the German government to fulfill its moral obligations to Holocaust survivors and to urgently and directly provide the financial resources necessary ...

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B’nai Brith: “Independent Jewish Voices is a fig leaf for neo-Nazis and anti-Semites”

An investigation by Aidan Fishman, Campus Affairs Coordinator for B’nai Brith Canada – a leading Jewish advocacy group which combats anti-Semitism and racism – revealed that “Independent Jewish Voices” (IJV) which passes itself off as an organization that speaks on behalf of Canadian Jews, promotes Holocaust denial through social media.

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