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Author Archives: Doris Strub Epstein

Doris Strub Epstein
Doris is a multimedia journalist with many years of experience. She has worked in radio, television and print journalism and writes on a variety of topics, especially the crucial issues in Canadian and Jewish life.

Babi Yar unveiled; Ukrainian Holocaust scholar Dr. Igor Shchupak

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the largest single massacre of the Holocaust. It took place at Babi Yar, a ravine in the city of Kiev, in the Ukraine. In two days, approximately 34 thousand Jews were murdered by Germans and local collaborators. Thousands of non Jews were killed as well – including Roma (gypsies) and Soviet prisoners of ...

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Release of Canadian academic could be leverage to reopen diplomatic ties with Iran

After four months of incarceration in an Iranian prison, Homa Hoodfar, a retired professor of anthropology at Concordia University, was released on September 26th. She was flown to Oman, which had intervened on her behalf, during the United Nations General Assembly meeting last month. She told CBC news that her interrogators “threatened to send my dead body back to Canada.”

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MP Wrzesnewskyj says government to explore ways to bring in Yazidi refugees

Since August 2014, five thousand Yazidis have been massacred by ISIS. Thousands of women and young girls have been abducted and made sex slaves. Nineteen girls were recently put in a cage and burned alive for refusing to have sex with their captors. Thousands are living in squalor and hunger in refugee camps in Iraq, Turkey and Greece. They are ...

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Prize winning documentary tells the untold story of the Yarkon River

The Yarkon River is the star of Avi Belkin’s newest documentary, Winding. Although people are seen here and there, it is only in reference to the River and its effects upon them. The Yarkon was once associated with joy and nature, but later with fear and putrid death.

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“The world needs a new diplomacy of peace”

Antonio Guterres, 67, the former prime minister of Portugal, is likely to become the next secretary general of the United Nations. On Wednesday, all five permanent members of the United Nations – the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France -voted for him out of multiple candidates. But he still needs the support of the 193 members of the General ...

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