Welcome to YourSpace

By Karen Mock, President, JSpaceCanada

January 27, 2018

I am very pleased to contribute the lead-off blog for YourSpace – JSpaceCanada’s new forum for discussion and debate. JSpaceCanada was created for those who felt they no longer had a voice in the Canadian Jewish community and who yearned for a safe space to discuss Israel and the Middle East from a progressive perspective, grounded in Jewish and social justice values. If you are looking for a safe engaging place to discuss Israel and its policies, as well as issues of the day that impact on the Jewish community of Canada, then JSpaceCanada is for you. And YourSpace in JSpace can serve as a comfortable ‘living room’ for you to espouse your views and to engage in passionate, civil dialogue on those issues.

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Remembering and forgetting Rabin

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 15, 2015 – Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was murdered twenty years ago not by a fanatical Palestinian foe but by an ostensibly pious and patriotic Jew. Though it’s not possible to speculate about what Israel would be today had Rabin stayed alive, it is possible to suggest that the murderer, […]

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Faint signs of hope

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 24, 2015 (Motza’ei Shabbat) – The good news is that Jews won’t be allowed to pray on the Temple Mount. Cameras will be installed to check up on them and to provide evidence as to who causes the troubles there. That seems to be the outcome of Kerry’s conversations with […]

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A dangerous distortion of history

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem, Oct. 21, 2015 – Binyamin Netanyahu, the son of a respected historian, should know better than to distort history for his political purposes. Addressing the Zionist Congress currently in session in Jerusalem he said that Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews, only to expel them from his realm, and that […]

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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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