Canadian Institute for Jewish Research
L'institut Canadien de Recherches sur le Judaisme
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Celebrating Israel’s 70th (and CIJR’s 30th)

For a PDF of Israfax 296 click the following link       Editorial: Celebrating Israel’s 70th (And CIJR’s 30th): “Good Arms“ [IDF] and “Good Laws” [Diplomacy] Ensure Survival, and Flourishing, of Jewish State Frederick Krantz CIJR’s two Galas, celebrating its 30th and Israel’s 70th, anniversaries, span modern Israel’s development. One, in Montreal on October…

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ISRAEL AT 70!

For a PDF of Israfax 295 click the following link       EDITORIAL: CELEBRATING ISRAEL AT 70 Frederick Krantz   As the democratic Jewish state of Israel turns seventy, what is the historical-societal balance sheet? What is the meaning of modern Israel—which only three generations ago had to fight for its very existence against…

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Universities Descend into Illiberal, Anti-Israel Playpens

For a PDF of Israfax 294 click the following link   EDITORIAL: AS CAMPUS BDS INANITIES CONTINUE HERE, SERIOUS EVENTS IN THE M.E. MAY INDICATE RADICAL ISRAEL U.S. REORIENTATION Frederick Krantz   This Hanukkah issue of ISRAFAX confronts the sad descent of our university campuses into the vicious inanities of antisemitic and anti-Israel BDS campaigns.…

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JEWISH STATE WELCOMES TRUMP & PREPARES FOR A PRO-ISRAEL WHITE HOUSE

    GUARDING AGAINST MILLENIAL DREAMS, WHAT CAN WE REASONABLY EXPECT FROM NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION? Frederick Krantz Guarding against millennial dreams, and remaining aware of both the role of Realpolitik in diplomacy and of the usual gap between electoral proclamations and actual policy, what can we reasonably expect insofar as Israel and the Middle East…

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Israel: Heart of Western Civilization

    As the November Presidential election approaches, several recent events underline the U.S.’s increasingly dangerous domestic and foreign situations.   A series of bombing incidents (the perpetrator, an Afghan Muslim terrorist, was quickly caught) occurred across the September 17-18 weekend. One exploded pipe-bomb caused 29 casualties in Manhatten, another exploded harmlessly in a Jersey…

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ISRAEL’S HIGH-TECH MIRACLE VS. IRAN’S NUCLEAR THREAT

    Bibi’s Win, Trumping Israeli Left, Gives Obama a Fit of Pique — And Now Comes the Hard Part: Dealing, Alone, with Iran Frederick Krantz   After an election worthy of the American 1948 Presidential campaign, in which the media overwhelmingly proclaimed Thomas Dewey the victor over Harry Truman well before the vote was…

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Islamic Terrorism, Born in the Middle East, Comes to Canada

    THE POWER OF EVENTS: ISRAEL’S  SUDDEN ELECTION & INCREASING TERRORISM, ARE COMPLICATED BY THE U.S.’S M.E. AMBIVALENCE    Frederick Krantz       It is an old  dictum that sudden, unexpected events change politics. The collapse of Israel’s governing coalition means a March election and new uncertainty, and this as terrorism continues, in…

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