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Tag Archives: Israel

Freeland: “We have an unwavering iron-clad commitment to the security of Israel”

Speaking at World Jewish Congress’ Plenary Assembly in New York on Monday, April 24, 2017, Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Affairs Minister, reiterated Canada’s commitment to fight antisemitism and to support Israel as a valuable ally in the war on terror. The following the highlights of Freeland’s speech (click HERE):

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Norman; “Richard Gere goes from American Gigolo to American Jew”

Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar’s latest film, is Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, starring Richard Gere. It is a drama about a man who lives a lonely life in the midst of New York, teeming with people, money and power. Norman Oppenheimer (Gere) is a would be operator dreaming up financial schemes while trying ...

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Congregation Darchei Noam Celebrates Israel

In celebration of Israel’s 69th Yom Haatzmaut, Congregation Darchei Noam is inviting the community to a myriad of events, starting with an Israeli Singalong of Shirei Moledet, beloved oldie Israeli songs, in Hebrew (with transliteration), led by Yitzhak Argaman and David Lefkowich on guitar, on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30, 864 Sheppard West ($5 collected after 9:00 p.m., refreshments).

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UN Watch is “extremely troubled” over Canada’s continued funding of UNRWA

On April 9, 2017, UN Watch, an independent NGO which monitors the United Nations, submitted a formal letter to Prime Minister Trudeau together with a new report which exposes 60 new cases of teachers, principals and other employees of Hamas-tied United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) publicly endorsing radical Islamic terrorism, praising ...

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Gali Baram’s greeting for Passover

Gali Baram Amdor, Israel’s Consul-General in Toronto, issued the following greeting for Passover: Shalom friends from the beautiful library of the Calgary JCC. Soon we’ll be celebrating Passover, the holiday of freedom and of spring, surrounded by family and friends, on one of the most festive occasions of the Hebrew calendar. let’s keep in mind those in the Middle East ...

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Anti-Israel motion defeated at UBC for the second time

For the second time since 2015, by a narrow margin of 1,513 to 1,396, on April 7, 2017 the University of British Columbia (UBC) students voted down an Alma Mater Society’s anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) motion which called for “boycotting products and divesting from companies that support Israeli war crimes, illegal occupation and the oppression of Palestinians”.

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Cyber-attacks against Jewish and Israeli sites planned on April 7

The hacking group anonymous, and in particular a Palestinian off-shoot of the organization are already in the midst of heated discussions, on various online forums, their intent to proceed with the annual campaign of attacking Jewish and Israeli websites and other related digital assets beginning Friday April 7, 2017. The annual campaign which originally dates back to 2013, became an ...

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