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Separate the People of Gaza from the Problem

Robert Barrett, PhD | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada
Robert Barrett, PhD

suffering conjures deep emotional sentiments that can quickly turn to feelings of anger and of retribution. And yet all too often this anger is channeled incorrectly. It's a mistake to think that pro-Palestinian is the antithesis of pro-Israeli. Would the Israelis not wish for a stable, prosperous, and free Gaza territory? Of course they would, because it would bring about a concomitant level of security for both Israel and the people of Gaza. Let's not confuse pro-Israeli or pro-Palestinian with anti-Hamas.

The Civilian Factor: 4 Things You Need to Know about Gaza

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada
Shimon Koffler Fogel

Civilian casualties are the worst of many terrible events that take place in conflicts. Even in the most just or necessary war, those waged to protect...

Canadian Politicians in Israel Just Experienced Terrorism Firsthand

Shimon Koffler Fogel | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Shimon Koffler Fogel

Around 9 p.m. Israel time on Tuesday, Liberal MP Gerry Byrne and a group of Canadian parliamentarians were forced to take cover in one of many bomb shelters across Israel when a siren warned of missiles fired from Gaza headed for Jerusalem, the nation's capital. While all emerged safely, the experience -- and the knowledge that several missiles landed in the city's vicinity -- will not be soon forgotten. Being Canadian is among the greatest gifts in an often-dangerous world.

Hollywood Actress Scarlett Johannson Joins Harper in Fighting Against Global Anti-Semitism

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Famous Hollywood actress Scarlett Johannson, was until recently, the global spokesman for Oxfam International. Oxfam International (Oxfam) is an int...

Reality Check, Toronto Star: Israeli Checkpoints Save Lives

Mike Fegelman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

Since the Second Intifada in 2,000, 1,227 Israelis have been killed in terror attacks and 8,549 have been injured. Additionally, the Shin Bet claims to have been able to prevent 190 terror attacks in 2013, 40 which were carried out by terrorists freed under the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap, including 16 suicide attacks, as opposed to 112 in 2012.

Stephen Harper and the New Strain of Anti-Semitism

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

To suggest that Israel is guilty of engaging in apartheid, akin to the racist and discriminatory treatment of black residents of South Africa, is a modern day form of blood libel. (for centuries anti-Semites alleged that Jews kidnapped Christian children, killed them and used their blood for Jewish rituals)

Israel: The Defining Speech of Harper's Career

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Prime Minster Stephen Harper made a historic speech before the Israeli Knesset. I predict it will be considered Harper's greatest and most memorable of his political career and one of the most memorable speeches given by any Canadian prime minister domestically and internationally.

Harper's Support for Israel Worthy of Praise

Mike Fegelman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

A closer look at the Canada-Israel relationship reveals that Canada has exercised moral clarity by standing up to double standards, dictators, and outright hypocrisy. Canada, under Stephen Harper's administration has confronted terror, upheld international law, and promoted peace between Israelis, Palestinians and the region as a whole.

Slavery in Africa Is Alive, Well and Ignored

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Simon Aban Deng is a Sudanese human rights activist living in the United States. A native of the Shilluk Kingdom in southern Sudan, Deng spent several...

Israel's Enemies Are Harming the Palestinians More Than Israel

Conrad Black | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada
Conrad Black

The overwhelming majority of people in the West are not anti-Semitic and the majority believe Israel has a right to exist, but a distressingly large number has been sold a bigoted and false misconception of the correlation of moral force in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Israel is not without fault, and the Palestinians deserve sympathy and support toward statehood, but they will be retarded and not helped by continuing Israelophobic misinformation on a scale that caused the otherwise inexplicable boycott of an annual Jerusalem conference by scientist Stephen Hawking.

Justin Trudeau and the Federal Liberals Are Preparing to Reduce Canada's Support for Israel

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada
Mitch Wolfe

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party have not decided to throw Israel under the bus, yet. For now, the Trudeau Liberals would prefer Israel move from ...

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...

Who Owns Jerusalem According to International Law?

Mike Fegelman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

True to form of Israel's detractors, the Toronto Star published a commentary this month which engaged in historical revisionism and outright lies by claiming that Israel has no legal claim to Jerusalem and areas of the West Bank, called until a few decades ago "Judea and Samaria", and now referred to by writer Carol Trainor as "occupied territories."

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...

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...

Border Agents Investigating Palestinian Nationals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Canada Border Services officials are travelling to Kamloops, B.C., to speak to four people after a possible security breach at the Ca...

Shimon Peres: The Man Who's Seen It All

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.18.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

In old age, Shimon Peres is more dove-like than hawkish. But when he spoke in Toronto, in early May to a sold-out crowd, we were in the presence of greatness. There was no question he would not answer. Little wonder why, he's one of the few to have seen it all in the Middle East.

Why an Israeli Coalition Government Now?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Netanyahu's proposed coalition government strikes some as ominous, others as encouraging. Some see it as Israel preparing to do something about Iran and its developing nuclear weapons, whereas others sees it as a tool to pass mandatory military service for all -- Ultra-Orthodox Jews included.

Four People Who Changed My Thinking in 2011

Mira Sucharov | Posted 02.27.2012 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

By way of bidding farewell to 2011, I'm reflecting on the people I've encountered this year. If Jewish ethics through Pirkei Avot instructs us to "make for yourself a teacher, and acquire for yourself a friend," I am all the richer because of the people I have met.

Israel's Tent Protests: Whose 'Social Justice'?

Mira Sucharov | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

In my opinion, the Israeli cost-of-living tent protests are not necessarily about the broadest reaches of social justice. They are confined to how Israelis want their own society to be ordered. And whatever the borders of the Jewish state, Israel must not sacrifice democracy on the altar of ethnicity.

Canada Rejects Palestinian Statehood Bid

Posted 09.10.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - Canada is rejecting a Palestinian effort to win recognition at the United Nations as an independent state. The move ...