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The Conservatives, Liberals and NDP have all expressed strong support for the Jewish state. Is there any difference between them? Line up the platforms of the three main political parties, and despite the rhetoric, they are all solid allies of...
The recent backlash against York Centre Conservative MP Mark Adler for noting in campaign literature and on his website that he’s the son of a Holocaust survivor raises larger questions about the appropriateness of referencing the Shoah in...
Montreal businessman Steve Maman, 42, recently founded a new organization, the Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq (CYCI), whose mission is to save the children and women who have been turned into sex slaves by the Islamic State....
A former Israeli consul general in Ontario told me once about how he used to be the Israeli representative in the American South.  “A very different experience from most places,” he explained. “There seemed to be no anti-...
I am sitting in the Quiet Room at Poets House in Lower Manhattan with Jacqueline Osherow. Quiet is as alien to Osherow, who is 58, as stale imagery is to her poetry. Her answers to questions are erudite, funny, infused with stories that travel over...
Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, was in Toronto earlier this month to meet with donors and supporters of the Toronto-based Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies. During his visit,...


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