Statement on the federal election

Canadian Jewish voters repudiate negative and hurtful politics The 2015 federal election showed that you can’t stereotype or pigeonhole the Jewish community. The results in the 5 ridings with large numbers of Jewish voters showed that there is a return to the progressive orientation of Jews in Canada. In the 2011 election, 52% of the […]

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Looking beyond the fury

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 19, 2015 – Israelis usually distinguish between security and politics. Even political foes will support those in power when it comes to defending the country and its citizens. If they disagree, it may be because they believe that the measures aren’t harsh enough. Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of Yisrael Beiteinu […]

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When your enemy is your next-door neighbour

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 14, 2015 – The ambition in many quarters in Israel is that now when the peace process is going nowhere and the Oslo Accords are falling apart, we should abandon the idea of a two-state solution and work towards one state with a Jewish majority. With the help of the […]

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Jerusalem and its holy mountain

By Dov Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 13, 2015 – The cynical abuse of the Temple Mount by Israelis and Palestinians seems to be the principal reason (or perhaps excuse) for the present unrest. Avi Sagi, professor at Bar Ilan University and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, published an article the other day in Ha’aretz […]

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