North America

  • Canadian Jewish Students Scared? Ad in Newspaper Fuels a New Debate

    Canadian Jewish students are so traumatized by campus anti-Semitism that they are frightened to speak out on behalf of Israel or even Judaism, according to a newspaper advertisement appearing in Canada’s most prominent newspaper. The ad, written as a letter by journalist Anna Morgan, author Geraldine Sherman and York University professor Rachael Turkienicz for a… More ▸

  • Canada Slaps Ban on Hezbollah, Now Has 16 Groups on Terror List

    Canada has responded to an intense barrage of criticism by adding all of Hezbollah’s operations to its list of terror organizations. Hezbollah’s military wing was banned by Canada in late 2001, but for many months Ottawa had resisted pressure to outlaw the charitable wing. After months of insisting that the charitable wing of Hezbollah does… More ▸

  • Around the Jewish World Canadian Jews Take Little Cheer from Christmas Card with Arafat

    A Quebec-based member of Canada’s Parliament has drawn the ire of Canadian Jews and many Christians for sending constituents a Christmas card featuring Yasser Arafat. Legislator Jean-Guy Carignan had his picture taken with the Palestinian Authority president in May, when Carignan visited Ramallah with other Canadian politicians on a trip paid for by the Toronto-based… More ▸

  • Pro-arab Body at Montreal School Shuts Campus Hillel over Israel Flier

    Add one more anti-Israel incident to the growing list at Montreal’s Concordia University. Less than two weeks after a moratorium was lifted on Mideast-related events on campus, the Concordia Student Union effectively shut down the university’s Hillel. The action was taken Monday night at a hastily convened meeting of the student union’s executive. The group… More ▸

  • Canadian Government Faces Lawsuit Demanding That It Blacklist Hezbollah

    B’nai Brith Canada has filed a lawsuit to force the government to ban Hezbollah from operating in Canada. The lawsuit was filed after Canada decided last week to add Hamas, Islamic Jihad and four other radical groups to its list of banned terrorist organizations. “We want the federal court to review the actions of the… More ▸

  • Hezbollah Still Operating in Canada, Despite Some Bans on Group’s Actions

    Canadian Jewish officials are increasingly frustrated that the Canadian government refuses to ban all of Hezbollah’s activities in Canada. The frustration comes amid allegations that a Hezbollah operative from Canada helped plan the Nov. 15 terror attack in Hebron that killed 12 Israelis. The Canadian government’s inaction allows the Lebanese fundamentalist group’s social services wing… More ▸

  • Synagogues Across Canada Are Potential Terror Targets, Reports Say

    Synagogues in three cities are among 22 sites that Islamic terrorists might target in Canada, according to press reports. Place Ville Marie, a commercial building and one of the most influential business addresses in Montreal, is on the list. Also included is Temple Emanu-El Beth Sholom, a Reform synagogue. Elsewhere in Canada, terrorists could target… More ▸

  • Montreal Charity Reaches Agreement, Enabling It to Continue Work in Israel

    A Canadian group that raises money for emergency health relief in Israel has reached an agreement with the government that will allow the group to retain its charitable status. Nearly two months after a federal court decision left its fate in jeopardy, the Montreal-based Canadian Magen David Adom announced Tuesday that it had reached an… More ▸

  • Canadian Jews Are Incensed As Quebec Union Calls to Boycott Israel

    Members of a Quebec labor union who recently visited the West Bank and Gaza Strip have denounced Israel as an “apartheid regime” and called for a boycott of Israeli products. The Centrale des Syndicats du Quebec, a major union representing teachers, healthcare and social service workers and other labor groups, sent 10 members on a… More ▸