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]
On April 12, 2016, Canadian Institute of Jewish Research (CIJR) celebrated its 28th anniversary with a gala luncheon featuring Tal Inbar, head of Israel’s Space and UAV Research Center at the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies.
On March 29, 2016, York University announced the formation of the President’s Advisory Committee on Inclusion, which “will lead the University in examining effective ways for strengthening York’s commitment to building an inclusive and diverse campus that nurtures the respectful exchange of ideas, and that supports and prepares graduates for success anywhere.”
The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear an appeal from Asad Ansari, a member of the so-called ‘Toronto 18’ group. Ansari was appealing his 2010 conviction on a charge of participating in or contributing to the activities of a terrorist group.
A petition by Maureen Basnicki, co-founder of the Canadian Coalition Against Terror, and sponsored by The Honourable Tony Clement, Conservative Member of Parliament, urges the Government of Canada to continue listing the Islamic Republic of Iran as a as a State Supporter of Terrorism.
Canadian friends of Magen David Adom for Israel (CMDA) present “Golda’s Balcony”, the longest running one-woman show in Broadway history, starring Tova Feldshuh, an American actress, singer and playwright and Broadway star for more than four decades.
On March 31, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed with costs an application for leave to appeal from the Canadian Arab Federation over a federal decision to cut funding to the group amid allegations that the group supported the actions of banned terrorist organizations.
A group of Yazidi and Kurdish representatives, including Sherzad Mamsani, the first elected director of Jewish Affairs for the Kurdistan Regional Government, visited Jerusalem at the invitation of Lisa Miara, founder of Springs of Hope Foundation, to take part in a three-day conference called “Cry from The Frontlines: Iraq and Syria” which focused on the plight of persecuted religious and ...