February 24, 2020 - 29 Shvat 5780

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Quebecer accused of hate refused bail

A Granby, Que., man charged with inciting hatred and genocide against identifiable groups, including Jews, will remain in detention for the duration of his judicial process, a Quebec court judge ruled on Feb. 20.

Nearly 200 Israeli middle school students quarantined after contact with coronavirus

Over 200 Israelis, most of them middle school students, have been ordered into quarantine after coming into contact with a group of South Korean tourists, some of whom were infected with the coronavirus.

Liberating looted Jewish texts

Martin Lockshin reviews The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis; The True Story of the Paper Brigade of Vilna, by Prof. David E. Fishman.

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Christian groups object to U.S. peace plan

In letters to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Kairos Canada, an umbrella organization that represents 10 churches and religious groups, say the Trump peace plan favours Israel and ignores Palestinians. Kairos and its member churches urged Trudeau to “publicly and unequivocally” reject the Trump plan.

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