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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]

Toronto rejoices with Israel

On August 16, 2015, hundreds of Christian friends of Israel packed Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre in Toronto for the annual Israel Rejoicing concert, to honour the God of Israel through Hebrew songs and dances. The event, now in its 15th year, is led Pastor Teck Uy of the Friends of Jesus Christ Canada, a non-denominational Full Gospel community church based in ...

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United Church of Canada expands its anti-Israel campaign to include tourism

On August 11, 2015, United Church of Canada (UCC) 42nd General Council convened in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and reaffirmed its commitment to the highly controversial 2012 boycott of Israeli goods “made or linked to Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian territory”. In addition to the original boycott, this year’s expansion includes “initiating and developing a program of education and advocacy ...

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Radical fringe Jewish sect commends knife attack on gays; allies with pro Palestinian Canadians

Neturei Karta, an ultra-orthodox Jewish sect which allies itself with Canadian pro-Palestinian organizations, is often seen in joint demonstrations with a variety of radical Islamic, leftist and Jewish groups, including Islamic Society of York Region, Palestine House and Independent Jewish Voices. At a recent Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto (July 11, 2015), four Neturei Karta rabbis stood side by side ...

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Liberals attack Harper’s economic record ahead of election call

The economy contracted 0.2 per cent in May, Statistics Canada announced on Friday, marking the fifth consecutive month of decline. It also showed a surprise drop in manufacturing of 1.7 per cent. But most economists agree brighter times are around the corner, with the economy moving past the negative effects of a host of temporary factors, ranging from bad weather ...

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Harper: Keystone XL will be built with or without Obama

At an interview with Bloomberg television last Wednesday (July 29), Prime Minister Stephen Harper has voiced his frustration over Barack Obama’s failure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and said the President is ignoring U.S. public opinion and the advice of his own officials. The interview was conducted shortly after a Republican lawmaker declared that he’d heard from his sources ...

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Canadians rally against the Iran nuclear deal

This afternoon, hundreds of Canadians from different ethnic and religious backgrounds rallied against the disastrous Obama-led nuclear deal with Iran in front of the US Consulate in Toronto. The rally was organized by Hasbara Fellowships Canada, in partnership with dozens of pro-Israel community groups including Christians United For Israel Canada, StandWithUs Canada, Canada-Israel Friendship Association, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem Canada, ...

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