Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Late last night in Jerusalem, the Israeli Knesset passed the Jewish Nation-State Bill into law. Lawmakers voted 62 to 55 to legally cement Israel as the sole national homeland of the Jewish people and national self-determination as a right exclusive to Jews.
The New Israel Fund of Canada (NIFC) joins a chorus of progressive and moderate voices – in Israel and the Diaspora – emphatically condemning the Nation-State Law. We believe it’s a frightening affront to Israel’s democracy, and to any prospect of peaceful co-existence between Arabs and Jews.
The Naomi Chazan Fellowship is a year-long program that begins with a subsidized, 10-day study tour in Israel this summer. New Israel Fund of Canada’s four 2018-19 fellows will join two dozen changemakers in their 20s and 30s from across the UK, Australia, and the U.S. Through their tour, they’ll explore social justice issues in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The fellows will then return home to Canada and work to engage Canadian Jewry on the issues, as well as take part in leadership seminars, and become part of a global network of young Jewish progressives. Continue reading
Maureen Silcoff, Barrister & Solicitor, Silcoff Shacter
Dr. Tally Kritzman-Amir, Visiting Fellow at Harvard University Law School
Wednesday, June 6, 6:00 – 8 p.m.
Hosted by Gowling WLG, 1 Toronto Place, 100 King West Street.
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Why would the Canadian government absorb asylum seekers from a fellow OECD country that itself accepts none?
For over a decade, asylum seekers from African conflict zones have found a fragile haven in Israel, despite the Israeli government’s refusal to review their asylum applications. Last month, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced – then abruptly cancelled – a deal with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to absorb some asylum seekers and send others to western countries like Canada.
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