At a protest in downtown Toronto over the weekend, a speaker identified as Elias Hazineh, made this statement:
Blogger Pamela Geller said she will testify over a complaint she filed against a Toronto-area police force in the cancellation of a synagogue appearance.
A Palestinian community leader in Toronto said Israelis should be given a two-minute warning before being shot.
A Toronto Jewish couple found dead in their Florida townhouse in January were asphyxiated, police said.
A 71-year-old rabbi in Toronto has been charged with indecent assault for allegedly sexually assaulting a student 40 years ago.
One of the world's best-known Reform temples reportedly is in turmoil over the unexpected departure of its rabbi.
The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is planning to return to the gay pride parade in Toronto, setting up another battle with Jewish groups and the city.
A woman living in Toronto was charged in the United States with taking part in a scheme to steal from a Holocaust survivors' fund.
A former lawyer who calls himself a rabbi was arrested in Toronto and faces extradition to the United States where authorities allege he ran a massive immigration fraud scheme.
Toronto Police are investigating several swastikas spray-painted around the city in recent days.
Gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflict zones around the world is a subject of continual research and education through witness testimonials, podcasts and information presented by the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. But this year the museum took a look back, delving into a topic from history that, surprisingly, is entirely new pivotal research about the rape of Jewish women during the Holocaust, described in a new book by two female scholars.
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid said it will not participate in the Toronto Pride Parade. The group, which has raised controversy with its planned participation in the parade, was announced its decision in an April 15 news release.
A decision by Toronto's city manager would permit city funding for the Toronto Pride Parade regardless of the participation of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. The city manager's report was in response to a motion put forward last year by the City Council to determine whether city funding for the parade should be withdrawn in 2011 because of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid's participation, which some say violates the city's anti-discrimination policy.
Canada's federal government will contribute up to $15 million toward the building of a massive Jewish community campus north of Toronto. Monday's announcement was made by Julian Fantino, Canada's minister of state for seniors. The federal funds will support the third phase of the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus project, a sprawling 50-acre site in the Toronto suburb of Vaughan. Its services are to be phased in from 2012 to 2016.
The brother of the author of a thesis accepted by he University of Toronto that calls Holocaust education programs "racist" slammed her for invoking their Holocaust survivor grandmother in her defense. Jenny Peto, a Jewish activist with the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, attacks in her thesis the March of Remembrance and Hope, through which young adults of diverse backgrounds travel with Holocaust survivors to sites of Nazi atrocities in Poland, and March of the Living Canada, part of an international program that takes young Jews and survivors to Poland and Israel. Peto argues the programs cause Jews to believe they are innocent victims. In reality, she writes, they are privileged white people who "cannot see their own racism."
The city of Toronto has threatened to withdraw funding from a gay pride parade if an anti-Israel group is allowed to participate.
When Amir Gissin helped come up with an idea to remake Israel's international image several years ago, it's unlikely he imagined that the showcasing of Israeli films in Toronto would spark a star-studded Hollywood brouhaha over artistic expression and cultural boycotts.
I recently signed a letter protesting the Toronto International Film Festival's decision to showcase and celebrate Tel Aviv. This in the very year when Gaza happened.
Leigh's physician father and midwife mother met through Habonim, the Labor Zionist youth movement, in 1936. Mike Leigh, in turn, became a Habonim leader and traveled with the group to Israel on a ship as a teenager. The experience had a dramatic effect on his future work as an artist: "The atmosphere was one of chevrah, of sharing, openness and coming together -- of making things happen by colluding -- which describes the spirit of how I work with actors and the atmosphere of my rehearsals."
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I'm learning that to American eyes, Canada can be very deceptive. It looks and smells like America, but scratch the surface and our northern neighbor is a million miles away. It's a very different place and culture.
Gehry's creative solution -- his psychoanalytic victory -- was to embrace the delight of free-form design, while making sure that his buildings met the needs of his clients. His freedom in designing what appear to be purely sculptural objects that subsequently win rapturous praise must make him the envy of all architects who secretly wish they could find such willing clients.