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BigCityLib Strikes Back: Centre For Israel And Jewish Affairs Censors Holocaust Survivers

Bernie Farber’s new column for the CJN is now on-line.  Its about the crummy manner in which the Canadian government has treated the Pusemas, a family of Hungarian refugees which includes a six year old girl named Lulu.  What I’m particularly interested in is this bit:

Lets be clear: CIJA is financially muscling a group . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Centre For Israel And Jewish Affairs Censors Holocaust Survivers

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Things CIJA Must Do

CIJA is the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, an advocacy group for the Canada’s Jewish community.  Arguably, there are things they have to do.  Arguably, they have to go shmoozing at wing-dings  thrown by the current governing party.

Arguably, they do NOT have to swap drinks with the likes of Ezra Levant, whose media . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Things CIJA Must Do

BigCityLib Strikes Back: CIJA On Designated Countries Of Origon

In response to Kenney’s list, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs remains relatively mush-mouthed, but notes the following points of concern:

However, we believe there are two key deficiencies in the DCO regulations that should be addressed. First, there are no clear provisions for how a designated country could be removed from the list should . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: CIJA On Designated Countries Of Origon

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Who Has Sponsored The Shaidle’s Latest Israel Trip?

Last time around, it was emphatically not Canada-Israel Committee (CIC),  though one of their reps went along.  The whole junket was planned in (semi) secret, as though the sponsor was ashamed of what they were carting along with them, and when a picture of the CIC rep in question appeared on the website of Shaidle’s hubby, . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Who Has Sponsored The Shaidle’s Latest Israel Trip?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Roma, Jason Kenny, And The University of Haifa

The Roma Community Centre of Toronto, Canada has sent a letter–their second, because their first from earlier this month has not been responded to–to the University of Haifa in Northern Israel, asking that the University “reconsider granting an honorary doctorate to [Minister for Citizenship and Immigration] Jason Kenney”, due to the fact that he’s been trashing . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: The Roma, Jason Kenny, And The University of Haifa

wRanter.com: Church settlement boycott becomes interfaith train wreck

Share this: This past August, the General Council of the United Church of Canada, the country’s largest Protestant denomination, adopted a motion urging its members to boycott goods produced in West Bank settlements. The proposal was part of a larger, rather one-sided report prepared by the church’s Working Group on Israel/Palestine Policy. It aimed to . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: Church settlement boycott becomes interfaith train wreck

BigCityLib Strikes Back: CIJA On Bill C-31: Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable?

I wrote not too long ago about CIJA’s (The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs)  meager response to Bill C-31.   Now The Centre has issued a meatier statement on the legislation.  While its tenor of the backgrounder is, in general,  kissy-assy towards the Harper government,  in the end it concludes:

…there are certain areas where small but . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: CIJA On Bill C-31: Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Refugee Health Cutbacks: Canadian Jewish Groups Respond (Or Not)

Since the negative consequences of Bill C-31 have become apparent over the last month or so–for example,  many refugee claimants will lose access to life-saving drugs such as insulin, and to preventive care–-several Jewish organizations have expressed concerns with the law.  They have been especially troubled by those sections of it relating to the prevention . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Refugee Health Cutbacks: Canadian Jewish Groups Respond (Or Not)