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What Does Anti-Semitism Feel Like?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

April 7 is Holocaust Memorial Day. What better time than now to expose the face of anti-Semitism. It hasn't changed much over the millennia. It is...

Bibi and Erdogan Bury the Hatchet Thanks to Obama

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

There were low expectations for the summit meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but the talks were a major d...

Ex-Pink Floyd Singer Wants Musicians To Boycott Israel

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Music

Roger Waters is asking other musicians to boycott performing in Israel in his ongoing support for the international solidarity movement for Palestine....

Barack, Take a Lesson from Bibi -- Suck it Up

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Netanyahu had until March 16 to form a majority coalition government with some of the other parties that had won seats in the last election. Did he go on the Israeli equivalent of Letterman or "The View" and whine to the Israeli people like a spoiled, self-entitled trust fund brat? No he did not. Bibi sucked it up. He swallowed his considerable pride, walked across the street and broke Matzoh with his sworn enemy, his former chief of staff, Yair Lapid, the leader of the centrist Yesh Atid party. President Obama should learn from Bibi about how to craft a coalition and make government and democracy work.

Want Peace in the Middle East? Stop Piling Blood Libels on Israel

Conrad Black | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

There will be no peace in the Middle East until the region accepts the fact of the founding of Israel as a Jewish state, as the United Nations explicitly created it. And there will be no movement from the game of piling blood libels on Israel and the Jews by the majority of the world's failed countries until the world's successful countries cease to be pawns in this shameful and hypocritical ostracization -- and they end the effort, begun by the British in the Balfour Declaration in 1917, of selling the same real estate to two different parties.

Dancing with the Stars...of David

Stacey Leavitt-Wright | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Alberta
Stacey Leavitt-Wright

I started out with the Aviv Dancers looking for more exercise and adult companionship, but I have found so much more in Israeli dance. Not only has it become an important expression of my Jewish heritage, but it has become a powerful way for my daughters and I to share an activity we all love.

Hall Findlay Attacks Harper On 'Blind, Unilateral Support Of Israel'

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Martha Hall Findlay won't promise to run for the Liberals in the next federal election if she loses her bid to become party leader.The former...

Harry Fear Has a Message for Canadians

Amy MacPherson | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Amy MacPherson

He graced our television sets with live reports from the most recent conflict between Palestine and Israel. Now that a ceasefire has been reached, British filmmaker and human rights advocate, Harry Fear, has embarked on a world talking tour. He arrived in Toronto Monday.

Don't Bar Palestine From the International Criminal Court

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

One of the most interesting fallouts from the recent Palestinian victory at the United Nations is the spotlight on the International Criminal Court. Many view the prospect of Palestinian membership in the ICC, which it is now entitled to seek, as unleashing a Pandora's box of "lawfare." This premise is based on a flawed understanding of how the Court functions.

What's Really Behind Harper's Support?

CBC | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Politics

In 2010, while addressing an anti-Semitism conference in Ottawa, Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched into a full-throttle defence of Israel, saying...

Half Of Us Would Prefer They Butt Out

CBC | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Politics

Nearly half of Canadians polled would prefer the federal government be neutral when it comes to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, a new poll sug...

Israel's Settlement Plan Not Helpful To Peace: Baird

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says Israel's plan to build new settlements on territory claimed by the Palestinians is not helping the c...

Will Canada Cut Off Palestine?

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government pledged Tuesday night to preserve hundreds of millions of dollars in Canadian humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.The ...

Canada Refuses To Join U.S. In Condemning Israeli Settlement Plan

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada stood apart Monday from some major allies, the U.S. included, in refusing to condemn Israeli plans for new settlements in areas claime...

France And UK Summon Israeli Envoys

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada

PARIS - The French and British governments have summoned the Israeli ambassadors to protest the decision to approve 3,000 new homes on Israeli-occupie...

Bibi Calls Harper, Says Thanks For Palestinian Vote At UN

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Canada's vote at the United Nations this week against...

Canada Takes Action Over UN Vote On Palestine

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government will not cut diplomatic relations with the Palestinians in response to their newly won recognition from the United Nat...

Canada Threatens Retaliation As UN Votes For Palestinian Statehood

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird used the podium at the United Nations General Assembly to denounce the world body Thursday for its "utter...

Peace Will Come When Israel's Sins Are Recognized

Benjamin Morris | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Alberta
Benjamin Morris

Whenever Hamas attacks Israel, who responds with the bombing of Gaza, opinions are wide spread. Often they are tainted by racism, xenophobia, and all out insanity. That is a huge problem when you look at America's relationship with Israel, and how many in Washington, and the media, side with the 62-year-old country.

Should Israelis Care About Innocent Creatures?

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Writing in The Jerusalm Post, Israeli Sharon Udasin quoted Nofar Gal, who lives near the border with Gaza: "The situation in the South has been very difficult not only for us humans but also for our pets." Predictably, her writing about an Israeli's pet dog triggered outrage in sensitive non-Israelis. The professionally sensitive -- liberal reporters -- were especially incensed.

Baird Hails 'Miracle' Of Israel

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - With hope of an Israel-Gaza ceasefire beckoning Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird hailed the "miracle" of a Zionist Israel while U...

The War in the Gaza Strip Goes Cyber

VICE | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada
VICE

As military strikes between Israel and Gaza continued with the deaths of 11 Palestinian civilians on Sunday, a complicated Internet battlefront has appeared. There is an unprecedentedly transparent wave of social media propaganda by both sides.

In Halifax, Protesters March In Support Of Palestinians

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Alberta Premier Alison Redford said Saturday that Canada is facing new energy opportunities, citing the importance of exploring new markets ...

Montreal Protesters Condemn Israel's Policies

CBC | Posted 01.17.2013 | Canada Politics

About 150 people marched in Montreal Friday night to protest against Israel's bombing of Gaza. People held signs and chanted in Westmount...

The Middle East's New Social Media War

Ron Nurwisah | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada
Ron Nurwisah

Israel's assassination of Hamas military chief Ahmed Al-Jaabari on Wednesday sparked another tragic round of bloodletting in the Middle East. Civilians on both sides suffered. But this time, the conflict took a surreal, technological turn as both sides took to social media in an online war of words and images.