Canada Leads The Way On Iran

09/18/2012 - 20:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Yom Kippur, but he won’t be asking for forgiveness. Instead, he will rail against the U.S. and Israel, perhaps repeat his call for the destruction of the Zionists and defend his country’s quest to develop its nuclear program, which he insists is peaceful.

No doubt a few delegates will walk out in protest, but otherwise the Iranian leader’s abhorrent behavior, in violation of the prohibition against incitement to genocide under the Genocide Convention, will go unchecked.

Pro-Palestinian Group In Canada Calls For Boycott Of Sears Over Israeli Products

02/23/2012 - 19:00

(JTA) -- A pro-Palestinian group in Canada has called for a boycott against Sears because it carries Israeli products.

Canadians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East asked Sears last month to drop its Israeli products, including Ahava cosmetics and Keter Plastic, the Canadian Jewish News reported.

The group said in a letter to then-Sears president and CEO Dene L. Rogers that many of the firms’ “products are sourced and manufactured in illegal colonies located in the occupied Palestinian territories,” the newspaper reported.

From Northern Canada, With Love

02/20/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer

During a recent educational tour in Canada, Noam Bedein, director of the Sderot Media Center, an independent advocacy organization in the Negev, encountered a surprising amount of support for Israel among the members of the First Nations — the country’s indigenous people, like the Native Americans here — he met. As often-displaced groups, they told Bedein, a Sabra, they understood Israelis’ love for their land.

Photos By Raymond MacLean.

Wintry Charm Across The Border

01/23/2012 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec — Winter in Quebec’s woodsy Eastern Townships can mean sleigh rides and a cozy corner by the fire with a good book. Or perhaps, for the more adventurous, ice fishing. Americans have been crossing the border into Quebec since Loyalists moved here when the United States declared its independence from England.

The lake country: The Auberge Ripplecove & Spa, above, is located on Lake Massawippi, top. Photos by George Medovoy

For Israel, Help From Abroad

07/11/2011 - 20:00

While Israel’s situation in the world arena can sometimes resemble the last moments of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, looking out at the hundreds of Bolivian soldiers, guns-a-ready, the fact is that things are looking up for the Jewish State.

A recent BBC poll measuring opinion in 27 countries, many of them officially hostile to Israel, found a two percent rise in Israel’s popularity since 2010.

Israel Air Traffic Resumes Using Emergency Fuel Supply

05/02/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Most air traffic in Israel resumed Friday morning using emergency jet fuel supplies after the discovery Thursday of contaminated jet fuel at airports throughout the country. It forced the shutdown of all airplane refueling at Ben-Gurion Airport, causing the cancelation of scores of flights.

Terrorism and sabotage were both ruled out, according to media reports.

When air traffic resumed Friday morning, planes were loaded with enough fuel to allow them to fly to Cyprus or Jordan, where they were then loaded with enough fuel for their scheduled trip.

Canada to Boycott Durban III

11/27/2010 - 19:00

TORONTO (JTA)-- Canada is boycotting the third U.N. "Durban conference" against racism, citing the charged anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric at its predecessors.

The conference is slated to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2001 meeting in South Africa aimed at defeating xenophobia and racism. Canada and several other countries walked out of that meeting after Iran and several other countries engaged in Israel-bashing.

Canada Denies Arresting Dubai Murder Suspect

10/19/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- Canadian police officials have denied arresting a suspect in the assassination of a Hamas official in Dubai.

The denial, published Wednesday in Canada's national daily The Globe and Mail, comes a day after Dubai's police chief told several news outlets that a Canadian security official told him that an arrest had been made over the summer in the January murder of senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel room.

Green Light For Green Line Giving

10/31/2002 - 19:00
Staff Writer
First, Jewish federations in the U.S. crossed the line — the Green Line — in allowing charitable dollars to help Jews in the West Bank and Gaza. Now, it’s Canada’s turn.
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