CIJA

News for CIJA

Toronto Jewish organizations demand action in response to anti-Semitism

Toronto Jewish organizations demand action in response to anti-Semitism

UJA and CIJA urge authorities to take strong, concrete action in response to rise in anti-Semitism targeting the local Jewish community.Elad Benari, 28/05/2021 06:12
Quebec National Assembly condemns anti-Semitism

Quebec National Assembly condemns anti-Semitism

National Assembly of Quebec unanimously adopts motion condemning sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents.Elad Benari, 27/05/2021 04:43
Popular Canadian podcast guest accuses Jews of "buying off the media"

Popular Canadian podcast guest accuses Jews of "buying off the media"

“This is why Jewish Canadian organizations...exist. If we don't advocate for ourselves, no one will," says CIJA's Adir Krafman in response.Dan Verbin, 14/05/2021 19:10
Anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in Toronto and area

Anti-Semitic hate crimes rise in Toronto and area

Annual reports find hate crimes increased by more than 50% in Toronto and by 20% in York Region in 2020.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/04/2021 00:04
Jews remain most targeted religious group for hate crimes in Canada

Jews remain most targeted religious group for hate crimes in Canada

Statistics Canada report for 2019 finds 7% increase in police-reported hate crimes in Canada that year.Elad Benari, 31/03/2021 06:12
Jewish groups denounce Canadian lawmaker's talk with Corbyn

Jewish groups denounce Canadian lawmaker's talk with Corbyn

British and Canadian Jewish groups express concern over a Canadian lawmaker's planned virtual talk with former Labour leader.Elad Benari, 04/03/2021 06:42
Jewish organizations criticize Canada’s support of biased UN resolution

Jewish organizations criticize Canada’s support of biased UN resolution

Three Jewish groups in Canada express disappointment after government votes in favor of UN resolution on Palestinian self-determination.Elad Benari, 20/11/2020 03:08
Canadian Jewish groups call on PM: Return to principled voting at UN

Canadian Jewish groups call on PM: Return to principled voting at UN

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government last year changed course on its voting on UN resolutions entitled "The Question of Palestine."Elad Benari, 17/11/2020 06:33
Toronto's York University introduces new accountability measures

Toronto's York University introduces new accountability measures

New procedures follow external review process after violent protests last November during a program run by a Jewish campus club.Elad Benari, 03/06/2020 06:22
Canadian municipalities adopt IHRA's anti-Semitism definition

Canadian municipalities adopt IHRA's anti-Semitism definition

York Regional Council, representing municipalities north of Toronto, adopts IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, Canada, 02/05/2020 00:56
Montreal Jewish student harassed over Israel trip

Montreal Jewish student harassed over Israel trip

Canadian Jewish advocacy group criticizes McGill University student council for calling on student to resign over planned Israel trip.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2019 03:52
Canada votes in favor of UN resolution condemning Israel

Canada votes in favor of UN resolution condemning Israel

Canada changes course, votes in favor of UN resolution in support of Palestinian Arabs' right to self-determination.Elad Benari, 20/11/2019 06:06
Canadian Jewish organizations condemn attack in Germany

Canadian Jewish organizations condemn attack in Germany

Canadian Jewish organizations call for heightened police security around Jewish institutions in Germany.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2019 06:44
Canadian Government to appeal court ruling on 'settlement' wine

Canadian Government to appeal court ruling on 'settlement' wine

Jewish groups welcome Government appeal of court ruling that Judea and Samaria wine cannot be labeled as products made in Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 07/09/2019 01:08
Jewish Canadian organizations: Suspend funding to UNRWA

Jewish Canadian organizations: Suspend funding to UNRWA

CIJA, B'nai Brith Canada urge government to suspend funding to UN agency for "Palestinian refugees" in wake of corruption report.Elad Benari, 01/08/2019 05:10
Canadian PM calls for probe of Gaza violence

Canadian PM calls for probe of Gaza violence

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses concern over Gaza violence but fails to mention Hamas role in encouraging it.Elad Benari, 17/05/2018 03:08
BUYcott fights BDS in Canada

BUYcott fights BDS in Canada

The Canadian Jewish Advocacy (CIJA) is fighting BDS initiatives by actively encouraging the purchase of Israeli products.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2016 08:18
Swastika graffiti at University of Toronto

Swastika graffiti at University of Toronto

Several swastikas found painted in several locations at the University of Toronto. Local Jewish groups condemn.Dalit Halevi, 16/10/2016 05:14
Liberals Win Canadian Elections

Liberals Win Canadian Elections

'Dark horse' candidate Justin Trudeau wins, ending Conservative power in Canada. What does that mean for Israel?Dalit Halevi, 20/10/2015 09:37
Canadian Jewish Group Meets with Jordanian King

Canadian Jewish Group Meets with Jordanian King

Amman encouraged main Jewish caucus CIJA to advocate for a Palestinian state; Syrian refugee program with Canada in the works.Dalit Halevi, 25/09/2015 15:22
Expert: Syria War Crimes Case at ICC 'Unlikely'

Expert: Syria War Crimes Case at ICC 'Unlikely'

War crimes prosecution can only happen under a regime change, experts say, as Assad is likely to be involved in any short-term solution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/05/2015 09:27
Jewish Groups Support Canadian Immigration Reform

Jewish Groups Support Canadian Immigration Reform

C-24 bill could tighten immigration restrictions, bring to justice immigration fraud cases and prevent terrorism, supporters say.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 30/05/2014 15:09
Anti-Semitic Organization Loses Canadian Funding

Anti-Semitic Organization Loses Canadian Funding

Canadian Arab Federation's appeal to regain government funding fails, after evidence mounts of intense anti-Semitism.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 08/01/2014 20:48
Canada: Jewish Groups Against Bill 60

Canada: Jewish Groups Against Bill 60

Bill to outlaw religious symbols in the public sphere subject of ongoing criticism from religious groups; CIJA, CJA push for recall.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 22/12/2013 08:16
Canadian Activists Campaign Against Iran Deal

Canadian Activists Campaign Against Iran Deal

Campaign to verify Iran's compliance with agreement, replace interim measures with permanent end to program.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 26/11/2013 15:32
Muslim Denies His Inciteful Remarks Were Illegal

Muslim Denies His Inciteful Remarks Were Illegal

Man who called for Israelis to be shot if they don't leave their homes says the remarks were “inflammatory” but not illegal.Elad Benari, 13/08/2013 04:44
Group Condemns Hateful Remarks at Toronto Rally

Group Condemns Hateful Remarks at Toronto Rally

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs condemns the call to murder Israelis at the Al-Quds Day rally in downtown Toronto.Elad Benari, 07/08/2013 03:44
Group Welcomes Canada's Decision on Iran

Group Welcomes Canada's Decision on Iran

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs welcomes Canada's decision to cut off ties with Iran, says it is "an appropriate Canadian response."Elad Benari, 09/09/2012 06:00
Canadian Jewish Group: Boycott United Church

Canadian Jewish Group: Boycott United Church

Canadian Jewish community called to cut ties with the United Church of Canada after it affirms a boycott of 'settlements'.Elad Benari, 31/08/2012 04:16