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Perfume War Documentary Tells Tale Of Building Peace Through Economic Empowerment

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Impact
Capt. Trevor Greene

When I came out of my coma in Vancouver General Hospital about six weeks after I was wounded, I thought I was recovering from injuries from an IED strike I survived in the third week of my tour and would soon be back with my battle group.

The Value in Teaching Anti-Semitism

Sara Akrami | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Politics
Sara Akrami

Growing up in Iran has helped me to see many similarities between the Third Reich's propaganda system and the propaganda system that is currently employed by Iranian clerics -- they both justify hatred and especially anti-Semitism.

Obama's Well-Intentioned Rhetoric Is Disconnected from Reality

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Catherine Chatterley

The human rights-interfaith dialogue rhetoric employed by President Obama on May 22, 2015 at the Adas Israel Synagogue in Washington DC was wonderful and made people feel warm inside. But this type of rhetoric is, in fact, messianic -- it is for tomorrow, for a time when there is no more war. That day has not yet come, I am afraid. And to speak as if it has is very dangerous.

Tory MP Accuses NDP Of 'Anti-Israel Agenda'

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Politics

John Carmichael also alleged the NDP has a "long anti-Israel history."

Canada's Support For Israel 'Unwavering': Nicholson

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Politics

JERUSALEM - Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson is in Israel on a visit to show what he calls Canada's "unwavering support" for the Jewish state.Ni...

Canada, Israel Team Up On Space Projects

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Politics

LONGUEUIL, Que. - The Canadian Space Agency and the Israel Space Agency have joined forces to study two potential space missions, including one to imp...

Canada Helps Block Plan To Rid World Of Nukes

CP Politics | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Israel is thanking Canada for helping to block a major international plan to work towards ridding the world of nuclear weapons.But there is a...

Canada Helps Block UN Plan To Rid World Of Nukes

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Israel has expressed its gratitude to Canada for helping to block a major international plan towards ridding the world of nuclear weapons.Els...

Feds Cite Hate Crime Laws When Asked About Israel Boycotters

CBC | Neil Macdonald, CBC News | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Politics

The Harper government is signalling its intention to use hate crime laws against Canadian advocacy groups that encourage boycotts of Israel. Such...

When in Tel Aviv, Eat Deliciously Like the Locals Do

Kate Palbom | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Kate Palbom

When I announced my trip to Tel Aviv, Israel more than a few people told me the food would be a highlight. And they weren't kidding. The bread, the veggies and hummus are all so good I found myself asking, "Why are we eating what is comparatively garbage in North America?"

Bibi's Re-Election: Against All Odds

Joseph Soares | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

Netanyahu would shift his strategic communications, his core messaging and narrative, he would now run his political campaign from the hard right of his traditional electoral pool, he would have time to adjust once elected when he would recover the center he needed to govern, but right now pragmatic realism would have to take center stage.

Netanyahu Declares Victory

CP | Josef Federman, The Associated Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Politics

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to fend off a strong challenge from the country's opposition leader in parliamentary ...

Hypocritical Outrage Over Cartoons Is the Real Scandal

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Politics
Shimon Koffler Fogel

The history of crude antisemitism in cartoons began in Europe long before Israel's existence. That it continues to be carried forward today in Palestinian society and Muslim communities elsewhere is a scandal, one that should be condemned by all people of good will.

Don't Say the Paris Supermarket Attack Had Nothing To Do With Anti-Semistism

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Catherine Chatterley

Denials of reality about the Jihadist roots of this violence are already feeding frustration in Western populations who know better. The well-intended strategy of protecting Muslims in the West will actually do the opposite -- it will very likely guarantee a backlash against Western Muslims by a growing right-wing movement.

ICC Membership Only Hinders the Palestinian Cause

Mike Fegelman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

The PA's diplomatic stunt is a zero-sum game that will only obstruct the peace process and assault Israel's legitimacy. In no way does the Palestinian attempt to join the International Criminal Court advance the prospects for peace with Israel, instead, Palestinian intransigence only impedes its own path to procuring statehood.

Moderates, Not Far Right or Lefties, Must Lead the Discussion About Charlie Hebdo

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Politics
Shimon Koffler Fogel

If our core values -- democracy, tolerance, pluralism -- are to prevail, moderates must act before the extreme right and the extreme left hijack the discourse. We must move quickly and decisively to prevent such atrocities from recurring, beginning with four critical steps.

Synagogue Attack Leaves Americans, Briton Dead

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada

A Canadian who moved to Israel to pursue his devout faith 30 years ago was left fighting for his life after an attack at the synagogue where he prayed...

Peter Gabriel Slams Israeli Occupation, Contributes Song To Gaza Benefit LP

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Music

Peter Gabriel will be contributing songs to "2 Unite All," a benefit compilation album which will financially assist humanitarian organizations helpin...

Canada and Israel: Natural Partners in Research and Innovation

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 12.28.2014 | Canada Business
Shimon Koffler Fogel

The Canada-Israel relationship is often only viewed through the lens of politics, which unfortunately obscures the remarkable bonds being formed between Canadians and Israelis at the institutional and grassroots levels. As the admirable work of the AUCC has shown, there is much we can learn from one another.

If We Call it "Occupied Kashmir," Why Not Call it "Occupied Hong Kong"?

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 12.08.2014 | Canada
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

In their TV news reporting, BBC World often says "Indian-occupied Kashmir." And yet, the term "Chinese-occupied Hong Kong" is never heard. Why? "Occ...

Israel Tries To Brand Itself as a Peaceful, Democratic Oasis. Don't Fall For It

Mark Taliano | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Taliano

The Admissions Committee Law, for example -- which was recently upheld by the Israeli Supreme Court -- legalizes racial segregation. According to this law, 43 per cent of Israeli residential areas are legally entitled to deny entrance to Palestinian Arab citizens of the Israeli state. Most of this land, to which the Palestinians are not welcome, was originally confiscated from Palestinian refugees.

Israeli Tourism Drops After Gaza War

CP | Tia Goldenberg, The Associated Press | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Business

JERUSALEM - It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50-day war between Israel and Ham...

Connecting the Dots: Hamas, ISIS, and the Assault on Human Rights in the Middle East

Sheila Copps | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Sheila Copps

Zahar and Baghdadi, Hamas and ISIS share the same final goal: democracy must give way to theocracy, plural religions to a single Islamist belief, freedom to submission and social equality to the dictates of Sharia rule. Standing against Hamas and ISIS terrorism transcends politics and party lines. The rights and freedoms that comprise the very heart of our way of life are under direct attack in the Middle East from these and other groups seeking to build a radical, theocratic mega-state across the region, and, if they can achieve it, even beyond.

Whichever Side You're On In the Israel-Gaza Conflict, Stick To the Facts

Gabriel Granatstein | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada
Gabriel Granatstein

The tragedy of friendly fire is perhaps the starkest proof that militaries can make deadly errors that are neither intentional nor illegal. In the same vein, civilian casualties are painful, but they do not automatically represent a breach of the international law so long as the distinction, proportionality, and intentionality are observed (and other rules of course).

Is Part of Toronto's Jewish Community Promoting Racist Militarism?

Yves Engler | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

While one might want to believe that the warmongering promoted by dominant Jewish organizations is not widely shared by the community they claim to represent, I've seen too many sizable pro-war rallies and witnessed too many outbursts of anti-Arab racism over the past three weeks in Toronto to be hopeful in this regard.