Month: December 2017

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


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…