Canadian Institute for Jewish Research
L'institut Canadien de Recherches sur le Judaisme
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Zionism, An Indigenous Struggle: Aboriginal Americans and the Jewish State

Edited by: Nathan Elberg & Machla Abramovitz   In 1968, Palestinian terrorists hijacked an El-Al plane, and got away with it.  They used the tactic repeatedly after that, with varying degrees of success.  The most infamous incident was the forcing of Air France plane to Entebbe, Uganda, and Israel’s successful rescue of the hostages.  …

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WHITE HOUSE TIES OF NIAC, U.S. PRO-IRANIAN REGIME “LOBBY”, INCREASINGLY QUESTIONED

  INTRODUCTION     Trita Parsi, founder and President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a long- suspected lobby for the Iranian regime, makes the media rounds pretty regularly.  Little, though, has been written about him or his organization.  A prolific writer and author, Parsi’s op-eds appear in the Huffington Post, Foreign Policy and…

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JEWISH REFUGEES FROM ARAB LANDS:JUSTICE DENIED

Contents: Editorial Introduction l Articles l Perspectives l Links   Editorial Introduction   EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION   Palestinian Member of Parliament and spokesperson Hanan Ashrawi posted a September 6, 2012 blog in the Huffington Post ( “Israel’s Cynical Definition of Refugee.”) accusing the Israeli government of being “cynical” and “hypocritical” in raising the issue of Jewish…

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Israel’ Levy Report – Clarifying the Misconceptions

Contents: Editorial Introduction l Articles l Perspectives l Links   Editorial Introduction The West Bank is not “occupied territory” and outposts considered illegal should be immediately legitimized.  These were two of the findings of the Levy Commission headed by former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Edmund Levy. English   As expected, the Levy Report came under immediate…

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Iran – Tightening Its Belt?

  There is no question that international sanctions against Iran are hurting. Andrew Torchia in “Analysis:  Iran Economy Could Limp Along under Sanctions” notes that sanctions are shrinking Iran’s economy and pushing up inflation. Will that be enough to dissuade Iran from pursuing its nuclear ambitions?  Torchia doubts that it will.  Even though they are,…

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Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI)- Innocuous or Real Threat?

On September 23rd., Mahmoud Abbas, after a vitriolic speech, officially submitted his application to the U.N. to unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state.  Earlier that week, President Obama reiterated the U.S. position that a unilateral move is counterproductive to establishing a lasting peace.  He therefore insisted that the U.S. would exercise its right to a veto…

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