At Technion University in Israel, the university’s rabbi has forbidden students to enter the student union building due to the presence of the Christmas tree. Dr. Yousef Jabareen, M.K, a Palestinian citizen of Israel who was in Canada last October says this is one example of Israel’s religious intolerance. Read more… (more…)
Ms. Deborah Lyons, a career diplomat, presented her credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem on December 12th. She replaces outgoing ambassador Vivian Bercovici, a Harper appointment and outspoken Zionist. What will our new ambassador do? Read more. (more…)
Governor General David Johnston met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his recent trip to the Middle East. Canada’s policies toward Israel have not changed since the election which brought the Trudeau liberals to power, according to Globe and Mail columnist Gerald Caplan. Read more. (more…)
Dr. David Lorge Parnas has an international reputation in software engineering. He has lectured in Israel and served as the chair of an expert committee to evaluate Israel’s Software Engineering programmes. He has also visited Palestinian Universities and taught a short course to get to know the students and faculty. After his letters about Palestine appeared in Canadian newspapers, he has not been invited back to Israel. In this essay he explains why he does not consider the movement to boycott Israel to be antisemitic. Read more. (more…)
Dr. Yousef Jabareen, MK (front right) in meeting with Omar Algebra, (front left) MP and Parliamentary Secretary to Hon. Stephane Dion. Dr. Jabareen met with think tanks, academics, officials and parliamentarians during a week-long visit to Canada. What did he learn? Read more.