JSpaceCanada joins Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Natan Sharansky, as well as many other Israelis and Diaspora groups worldwide, in condemning provisions of the Jewish State Bill that is nearing final approval in the Knesset. Two provisions are particularly abhorrent to Zionism, to traditional Israeli openness and democracy, and to the principles of Israel’s Declaration […]
By Dow Marmur The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have every right, indeed a sacred duty, to defend the borders of their country. The question many of us are asking today is whether this can only be achieved by killing more than sixty Gazans in one day and maiming hundreds. True, had the residents of Gaza […]
We are deeply disturbed over the rising death toll in Gaza this past day. Israel has a right to defend its borders, but must never use lethal force against unarmed protesters. Hamas also bears much responsibility for the situation in Gaza by mixing armed combatants with peaceful demonstrators and encouraging Gazans to breach the border […]
We join the many Canadians shocked and saddened over the situation in Gaza these past two weeks. At JSpaceCanada, we sympathize deeply with the Gazan people, who live under both an oppressive regime led by Hamas and a blockade that in combination make life extremely difficult for residents.