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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.

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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Controversial journalist, Sue- Ann Levy, launches new book

A combination of often wrenching autobiography and a tell-all behind the scenes look at Toronto’s political circus, Underdog – Confessions of a Right Wing Gay Jewish Muckraker by journalist Sue Ann Levy, her first book, was launched at Hart House September 15th. Lorrie Goldstein, editor emeritus of the Toronto Sun, and Sue Ann’s first editor, moderated the event.

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I’m hoping Trudeau visits Israel in 2017, says Liberal MP Michael Levitt

A group of ten Canadian MPs from all three parties, led by CIJA, spent a week in Israel in July. They came from all across Canada and from diverse backgrounds. For most, it was their first time in the country and a truly “eye opening experience”, said Michael Levitt, MP York Centre and Chair of the Canada-Israel Friendship Group. He ...

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Israeli films at Toronto international film festival

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, director Joseph Cedar, will have its international premier at Toronto’s International Film Festival (TIFF). The film is about a long-experienced “fixer” in the Jewish community of New York city, who gets in over his head when he tries to impress a visiting Israeli politician. It stars Lior Ashkenazi ...

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