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Synagogue Attack Leaves Americans, Briton Dead

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 11.18.2014 | 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...

To the Jews in Jerusalem: "Get Out or We'll Start Shooting!"

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

"We say get out, or you're dead!" "We'll give them two minutes and start shooting!" Elias Hazineh, former President of Palestine House spoke these wo...

Crossing into Israel Isn't predictable

Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada Travel
Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver

JERUSALEM - The commute from Jerusalem to Ramallah is unpredictable at best. Big white commuter buses with green or blue stripes with Arabic script a...

In Sderot, Life Is Under Attack

Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada
Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver

Fifteen seconds is the difference between life and death for residents in a small village 100 kilometers from Jerusalem. In Sderot, an agricultural village just a stone's throw from the Gaza border, the fear of attack weighs heavy on everyone's mind.

Why Deny Women Access to the Western Wall?

Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada
Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver

Police barricades blocked hundreds of Women of the Wall supporters, a liberal Jewish women's group, who are demanding equality of worship at the Western Wall. Current customs prevent females from wearing prayer shawls and from praying and reading the Torah aloud, as men are permitted to do.

One Hundred Philistine Foreskins (EXCERPT)

Tova Reich | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Living
Tova Reich

The rebbe announced his diagnosis that Tema was possessed by a dybbuk, the naked soul of a dead sinner condemned to wander the earth in restless torment. It was this dybbuk that was speaking through Tema's mouth insisting she would never get married, the rebbe explained.

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."

It Lifta'd My Spirits

Mira Sucharov | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada
Mira Sucharov

Recently the Jerusalem District Court issued a long-awaited ruling: What remains of Lifta, the last undestroyed Palestinian village, will stay untouched. It was on a visit last June to Lifta where I encountered a random mix of individuals, one that represented to me the fissures of conflict while revealing some possible compromises.

Abbas' Last Victory?

David Frum | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada
David Frum

Mahmoud Abbas are seeking UN recognition of Palestinian statehood: statehood without peace. Already they have gained one victory: acceptance as a full member of UNESCO. Yet this victory may be their last.