Israel lobby head announces CIJA strategy on Jerusalem

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Shimon Fogel, CEO of CIJA, Canada’s largest pro-Israel lobby group, was disappointed he couldn’t get the Canadian government to support Trump’s move on Jerusalem. But in a conference call with over 1000 supporters, he outlined a plan “B” aimed at getting Canada to recognize the “special and unique relationship of Jews to Jerusalem”. He also has a plan for dealing with “extreme left elements” in the NDP. Read more… (more…)

Under foreign and domestic pressure, Canada reluctantly joins international consensus opposing Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

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Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced on Dec 6th that Canada would not be following the US lead in moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But she was very careful not to criticize Donald Trump’s decision. Read more…. (more…)

Canada isolates itself (again this year) in multiple UN votes on Israel/Palestine

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Canada was one of only 7 countries defending Israel in the United Nations General Assembly last week. Canada voted with Israel, the USA and a handful of Pacific Island microstates to defend Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, and opposing self determination for Palestinians. Read more…

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70 years later – should Israel give this Palestinian Canadian his property back?

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April 2017. Palestinian Canadian Fuad Abboud, now a retired lawyer living in Calgary, walks along the “Corniche” in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1948 his family escaped to Lebanon to avoid growing Zionist violence in Haifa. The new State of Israel never allowed any of the family to return to live in Haifa, and then confiscated all their family property, as it did to all Palestinian refugees who were declared to be ‘Absentees’ under Israel’s Absentee Property Act. Should he get his family property back? Read more and decide….

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Letter from a Palestinian in Gaza to those Israeli drones flying overhead

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Canada is the world’s third largest exporter of drones, after Israel and the USA. Israeli drones, including some with Canadian technology, now regularly fly over Gaza day and night. Their constant buzzing is a reminder to everyone that the Israeli military is watching. Armed drones have the ability to assassinate at will. Nobody knows when or where they will attack. Read this letter to Canadians from our Gaza correspondent….

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