December 13, 2018 - 5 Tevet 5779

Canada

Shul backs out of hosting controversial rule of law conference

A prominent synagogue in Toronto has pulled out of a controversial event that it was scheduled to host in March.

Irwin Cotler, MPs call for sanctions against Iranian officials

The Canadian government is being urged to impose sanctions on 19 Iranians who are singled out as “the principal architects of massive repression” within their country.

Israel

Israeli troops kill Palestinian suspect in Ofra shooting attack

Israeli security forces shot and killed the son of a West Bank Hamas leader suspected of involvement in the shooting attack outside of the West Bank settlement of Ofra that left 7 injured and a newborn baby dead.

International

Irwin Cotler, MPs call for sanctions against Iranian officials

The Canadian government is being urged to impose sanctions on 19 Iranians who are singled out as “the principal architects of massive repression” within their country.

Business

Royal Bank invests $2 million in Negev high-tech hub

The Royal Bank of Canada is investing $2 million in a high-tech industrial park that’s under development in Israel’s Negev Desert.

Health

Israeli, Palestinian doctors promote joint health initiative

Two doctors recently completed a North American speaking tour, to build support for Project Rozana, an international organization that works with Israelis and Palestinians to promote peace through health-care initiatives.

Canadian doctor heads Bar-Ilan medical school in Safed

The Azrieli faculty of medicine at Bar-Ilan University calls Safed home and a few weeks ago, Dr. Karl Skorecki was appointed as its dean.

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