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Jewish Diaspora Must Stand Up for Peace

Adam Moscoe | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

I am grateful to be able to say my focus remains on imagining the possibilities for a resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. I have the privilege of maintaining, with relative ease, a personal sense of hope with respect to a two-state solution.

First Nations and the Jews: A Common History

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

Think of the many cultures throughout history that have disappeared, some for which we've no account, and others now only known by artifacts or bits and pieces of written history. Rather than focus on the cultures that have been lost, First Nations can focus on the one that has survived thousands of years,

Why Universities Are Teaching "Indovation"

Sam Singh | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Business
Sam Singh

A new interdisciplinary research initiative, simply titled the "India Innovation Institute", was launched at the University of Toronto to explore the parameters around innovation in India, with the role played by the diaspora central to its scope of research.

How Canada's Diversity Could Lead to a Goldmine

Peter Hall | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

As a nation built to a great extent on immigration, Canada boasts a rich ethnic diversity. Census data show that by far, the largest group has its roots in Western Europe. Analysts and policymakers often lament that economic growth does not reflect this makeup. Within the diaspora in Canada is a hidden goldmine of opportunity to further connect and trade with the fastest-growing markets of the world.

Will it Take Another Attack for Canada to Take Terrorism Seriously?

Mubin Shaikh | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Mubin Shaikh

The Canadian government has recently announced a plan to establish grants of $1 million to academic institutions to "study" terrorist threats to Canada. Twenty-seven years after the worst attack on Canadian interests -- the Air India bombing -- and more than a decade after 9/11, the best this government has been able to come up with is $10 million to fund academics to study what we already know?

Jewish Resolve: Drawing Strength from Yom Kippur

Avi Benlolo | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

Like Yom Kippur of 1973, we are in an emergency situation. While Israel's enemies continue to plan war against the state or fund terrorism from a distance, others are warring against Israel from across continents.

Dilemmas of a Diaspora Peace Marcher

Mira Sucharov | Posted 08.29.2011 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

Isn't there some claim that diaspora Jews have on Israel (and its policies) that grants them a certain moral right to be part of the national conversation?

Rise of Non-Resident Indians in Canada

Sam Singh | Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada
Sam Singh

Locally, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas means the emergence of Toronto on the "Indian global circuit." And while the event made some waves in the Indo-Canadian media, everyone knew it was just a warm up for next weekend's IIFAs, the biggest event in the Bollyverse.