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  • Canadian Jewish group: Trudeau’s omission of Jews in Holocaust day statement unintended

    2 weeks ago

    A Jewish advocacy group said it was satisfied that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s omission of Jews in a statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day was not deliberate.

    The Toronto Sun reported that the Jan. 27 statement, which caused a firestorm on news...

  • Canada to lift Tehran sanctions, allow Bombardier to export to Iran

    3 weeks ago

    Canada confirmed for the first time on Tuesday that it plans to lift its sanctions on Tehran and said that if Airbus is allowed to sell to Iran, then its aircraft maker Bombardier Inc should be allowed to export there as well.

    "If Airbus is able to do it, why Bombardier will not...

  • Canada government to send ‘tough message’ to Israel as a ‘good friend’

    3 weeks ago

    Canada's new Liberal government said on Monday it was delivering a "tough message" to Israel as a good friend after expressing concern about Israeli-Palestinian violence, Israeli settlements and unilateral Palestinian moves.

    The statement came a day after Foreign Minister...

  • Five dead, suspect held in Canada school shooting

    3 weeks ago

    Five people were killed in a school shooting in a remote part of Saskatchewan on Friday and a suspect is in custody, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. 

    Two people are in critical condition after the shooting in La Loche, which is about 600 km (375 miles) north of the...

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  • Pot doesn’t need kosher certification, Canadian agency says

    January 8, 2016 | 1:45 pm

    On the day kosher-certified medical marijuana first went on sale in New York, Canada’s largest kashrut agency said it believes such certification is unnecessary.

    Following a debate Thursday, the Kashruth Council of Canada announced that medication need not be kosher, The Canadian...

  • ‘Star Wars’ crushes opening day record, global sales near $130 million

    December 18, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Long-awaited film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" pulled in a record $57 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters in its debut on Thursday night, boosting its global ticket sales total to nearly $130 million in two days, Walt Disney Co said on Friday.

    "Force Awakens" surpassed the...

  • Seven revealing facts about Jews at American colleges

    December 18, 2015 | 9:30 am

    Hillel, the Jewish campus organization, released its annual fall college guide earlier this month — complete with rankings of “The Top Schools Jews Choose.” The figures are estimated by campus Hillels. Here are seven takeaways.

    1. University of Florida has the most Jewish...

  • The Love of a Mother

    By Ilana Angel

    November 19, 2015 | 7:45 am

    My mother has been visiting from Canada for the past 16 days. She is leaving today and I am so sad I can hardly breathe. It has been wonderful having her with us and I wish she was staying longer. My mom is funny, smart, charming, beautiful, opinionated, stubborn, wise, and quite...

  • Loving My Mother and Being a Mother

    By Ilana Angel

    November 8, 2015 | 8:07 pm

    My mother is visiting and it is wonderful having her here. She is a remarkable woman and I like being with her. I am a lot like her and the older I get the more I see it. To spend time with her and my son, who is almost 20, is interesting because he sees similarities I don’t. It is...

  • A Visit From My Mom

    By Ilana Angel

    November 3, 2015 | 11:04 pm

    I just picked up my Mother from the airport and I am so excited she is here I am hardly able to think straight. I love her very much and it has been too long since I saw her. She looks beautiful and I keep staring at her and touching her to make sure she is really here. I am...

  • Will Justin Trudeau win erode Canada’s support for Israel?

    October 22, 2015 | 1:09 pm

    The election of Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau as prime minister represents the first change in Canadian government since Stephen Harper and his Conservatives assumed power in 2006.

    What is unlikely to change, however, is Ottawa’s robust support for Israel — a policy...

  • Israel nervous about Trudeau win

    October 21, 2015 | 9:22 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Many Israelis were disappointed with the results of Canada’s election and the victory of Justin Trudeau over Stephen Harper, who has been a strong advocate of Israel and Israeli policy.

    “Not having Harper around is a very big loss...

  • Rob Cohen: Giving Canada a second look

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 30, 2015 | 12:41 pm

    When comedy writer and director Rob Cohen moved from Canada to Los Angeles 27 years ago, “There was a guy who genuinely wondered if I got here on a dog sled,” Cohen, whose credits include the TV shows “Maron” and “The Big Bang Theory,” recalled during a recent interview in West...

  • The Joy of Speaking Canadian

    By Ilana Angel

    August 18, 2015 | 12:19 am

    I am a Canadian. I wasn’t born there, but immigrated when I was 2 years old and have lived in Regina, Langley, Toronto, and Halifax. I have a brother and sister in Toronto, and my mother and another sister in Montreal. I have lived in Los Angeles for 24 years, which is longer than...

  • Canada purchases Iron Dome technology

    July 31, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Canada’s defense forces are purchasing Israeli Iron Dome technology.

    The Canadian defense ministry on Wednesday announced the purchase of 10 radar systems for $187 million from Rheinmetall, a German contractor, working with ELTA, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries,...

  • Canadian couple plotted to kill Jewish children at synagogue

    July 28, 2015 | 10:29 am

    A Canadian couple convicted of plotting to bomb the British Columbia legislature wanted to infiltrate a synagogue and kill “small Jews” to save the children from going to hell, according to court documents.

    Police notes presented in British Columbia’s Supreme Court in Vancouver...

  • Canada says, “I Do” celebrating ten years of Marriage Equality

    July 20, 2015 | 11:01 am

     

    Canada says, “I Do” celebrating ten years of Marriage Equality

    article by Dean Nelson @GayWhistler

    July 20th marks a decade of marriage equality in the Great White North.  Canada has long been a leader in gender and sexual minority (GSM - LGBT) rights and with the recent...

  • Jewish woman who helped Kurds fight ISIS returns to Israel

    July 13, 2015 | 10:29 am

    A Canadian-Israeli who was the first foreign woman to help the Kurds in their fight against Islamic State has left the front lines and returned to Israel, saying she was worried about Iranian involvement in the war zone.

    After eight months in which she was often incommunicado,...

  • Canada shows support for Israel

    June 3, 2015 | 12:53 pm

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Nicholson made his first visit to Israel, showcasing the close ties that Canada has with Israel at a time of tensions between the US and Israel.

    “This is my first trip to Israel here...

  • God Bless America and my new green Green Card

    By Ilana Angel

    March 25, 2015 | 8:05 pm

    I came to the United States in 1991 on vacation and never left. I met my husband, got married in 1992, and was given a Green Card. I remember being disappointed when I got the card becasue it was actually pink. I had seen the movie Green Card the same year I moved here and was...

  • Canada says it will bomb Islamic State ‘safe havens’ in Syria

    March 24, 2015 | 3:58 pm

    Canada will expand its military mission against Islamic State by launching air strikes against the militants' safe havens in Syria as well as Iraq, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday.

    That will make Canada the second NATO member nation after the United States to attack...

  • Canadian Jewish leaders question, pan legalization of assisted suicide

    February 12, 2015 | 1:04 pm

    Jewish leaders in Canada reacted with caution and disappointment to a decision by the country’s Supreme Court legalizing assisted suicide.

    Canada’s high court struck down the country’s laws against physician-assisted suicide, meaning it will no longer be illegal for a doctor to...

  • Would I leave France?

    By David Suissa

    January 21, 2015 | 1:48 pm

    When we discussed the cover headline for the Journal’s story this week on the troubled Jews of France, we debated two options: “Should Jews leave?” or “Would you leave?” The first option was about “them,” while the second was more about us.

    In the end, we went for clarity and...

  • North American immigration to Israel rose 7 percent in 2014

    December 18, 2014 | 9:09 am

    Immigration to Israel from North America rose 7 percent in 2014 over the previous year to 3,762 olim from the United States and Canada, according to Nefesh B’Nefesh.

    The immigrants came on 17 special aliyah flights from North America, sponsored by facilitated by Nefesh B’Nefesh...

  • Suspected Paris synagogue bomber can be extradited from Canada

    November 13, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    Canada’s Supreme Court declined to hear the case of the prime suspect in a deadly 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris, paving the way for his extradition to France.

    The nation’s top court on Thursday did not give reasons for its refusal to hear the case of Hassan Diab, who was...

  • Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

    October 22, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism.

    U.S. officials said there was no specific indication of a similar attack in the United States, but reinforced...

  • Canadian parliament locked down, one suspected gunman reported dead

    October 22, 2014 | 9:44 am

    A gunman shot and wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital.

    A suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building,...

  • After tensions with residents, Lev Tahor leave Guatemalan village

    August 29, 2014 | 11:08 am

    Members of the controversial Haredi sect Lev Tahor left a Guatemalan village after religiously tainted disputes with its Roman Catholic Mayan residents.

    Over 200 members of the community began leaving Thursday after local leaders said they would cut services to Lev Tahor members....

  • Canada’s Green Party president quits after defending Israel

    August 8, 2014 | 10:34 am

    The president of Canada’s Green Party resigned his post a week after expressing pro-Israel views.
     
    Paul Estrin stirred controversy last week when he posted a blog entry defending Israel on the party’s website. On Tuesday night, Estrin announced his resignation after the party...
  • JDL looks to establish Montreal chapter after increase in attacks on Jews

    July 29, 2014 | 11:48 am

    The Jewish Defense League of Canada wants to set up a chapter in Montreal, citing an increase in attacks on Jews.

    The national director of the Toronto-based JDL, Meir Weinstein, told local media he has been contacted by Montreal residents who would like to see a chapter set up in...

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