Category: Anti-Semitism/BDS

WHEN BULGARIA SAVED ITS JEWS WW2

In the dark days of WW2, when the Nazi killing machine was rolling over Poland, France, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia - one country refused to abandon its Jewish citizens. Not only did Bulgaria save all of its 50,000 Bulgarian Jews, but by the en

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Trudeau is one step closer to re-establishing relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran

December 13, 2017: Bahram Ghasemi, Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson, announced that Canada and Iran will hold an "expert level" meeting to discuss the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Harper's Conservatives

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POLL: 46% OF CANADIANS SAY ISLAM “DAMAGES” SOCIETY

A new national study by the Angus Reid Institute revealed that Canadians are deeply divided on the role of religion in public life. Of the seven religious groups polled, the results showed that even though specific religions are viewed differently

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Trudeau’s Hanukkah statement doesn’t mention the Temple, Jerusalem or Israel

On December 12, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement marking the first day of Hanukkah: "At sunset today, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will welcome the beginning of Hanukkah – one of the oldest t

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TRUDEAU REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL

Prime Minister Trudeau announced that Canada will not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will not move Canada's embassy from Tel Aviv to the Jewish State's capital. Trudeau's statement was made a few days after President Trump, in an

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ARE CANADIAN JEWS SAFE?

On December 8, Toronto City Council approved the installation of the so-called "vehicle mitigation measures" – concrete barriers designed to protect Nathan Phillips Square from potential vehicular terrorist rampages similar to the ones seen in Barc

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Anti-Semitism Is A Resurging Reality I Have To Explain To My Son

For Joshua Ostroff, anti-Semitism was once theoretical, something that happened to his grandparents. Now it's become a reality he has to explain to his son. There are people saying that we deserve a right to attack people not because of anything they

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Violence in Israel Made Me Come Out of the Political Closet

I have been asked several times recently to write about my views on Israel. This has happened even more since this past June, when my first novel was published. Too Much on the Inside explores the intersecting lives of four characters, who are imm

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The Western Double Standard On Terror In Israel Must Stop

A double standard is a rule or standard of behaviour applied unfairly to two or more people, placing someone at a disadvantage. Since the jihadist terrorist assault on Paris, the most glaring double standard has come into view. It seems that while

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Stop Hosting Hateful Speakers In The Name Of Religious Freedom

Many of us in university and interfaith circles uphold safe spaces. We let students know that they are welcome in our spaces irrespective of their religious and political affiliations, gender expression, sexual orientation and other characteristics.

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