Canada

Montreal’s Jewish mayor arrested on corruption charges

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2013

Montreal’s first-ever Jewish mayor has been arrested on 14 counts of corruption.

Michael Applebaum was taken away yesterday by UPAC, the police’s anti-corruption unit, to be charged with “conspiracy, fraud, breach of trust and corruption”, according to UPAC head Robert Lafreniere.

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Canadian Jewish News to fold

By Zoe Winograd, April 24, 2013

The Canadian Jewish News has announced it will cease publishing from June 20.

The independent newspaper has been in print for 42 years with a regular circulation of 40,000 copies a week.

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Alanis Morissette performs in Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, December 4, 2012

Alanis Morissette defied boycott campaigners and took to the stage in Israel last night.

The Canadian star, who has won seven Grammy awards in her career, was urged not to keep the Israel concert as part of her international tour, in protest against the political situation.

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Canada severs ties with Iran

By Orlando Radice, September 7, 2012

Canada is suspending its diplomatic relations with Iran and expelling all Iranian envoys from the country.

The Canadian government cited as reasons for the move Iran’s support for Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, its threats to the existence of Israel, its ongoing nuclear programme and its politicians’ regular use of “antisemitic rhetoric”.

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Canadian church regrets fairness on Israel

By Ron Csillag, August 23, 2012

A decision by Canada’s largest Protestant denomination to boycott West Bank settlement products has shattered its relations with the country’s Jewish leadership.

Meeting in Ottawa for its triennial General Council last week, the United Church of Canada passed a resolution calling for a boycott of products made in the “illegal” settlements of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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Baby with Hitler moustache used in advert

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2012

Given the popularity of cats that look like Hitler and houses that appear to be sporting the Fuhrer's moustache, it was only a matter of time before entertainers appropriated the image for their own use.

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Anger over Nazi salute at Canadian student protests

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2012

Student protesters in Canada have been criticised for using the Nazi salute as part of their campaign against a controversial increase in university tuition fees.

Some protesters in Montreal have also decorated flyers attacking the police with swastikas while others have begun referring to the police as the SS.

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Israel's Shimon Peres in hospital for hernia surgery

By Jennifer Lipman, May 11, 2012

Shimon Peres is being treated in hospital for a hernia.

The Israeli President, 89 in August, was in Canada this week on a state visit, and returned earlier today. On arrival in Tel Aviv he was admitted to the Sheba Medical Centre to undergo surgery.

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Sorry for 'unintentional offence' after Muslim school teaches hate for Jews

By Sandy Rashty, May 9, 2012

A Muslim Sunday school in Canada has apologised for anti-Jewish teachings published on its website.

The Jewish community challenged posts on the East End Madrassah's page that drew comparisons between Judaism and Nazism, and further accused Jews of being "treacherous", "crafty" and "conspiring to kill the Prophet Muhammad".

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Being Leonard Cohen's son - it's not all hallelujahs

By Brigit Grant, March 29, 2012

There is a quiz on the internet that lets Leonard Cohen fans measure the intensity of their admiration for the musician and poet.

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