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Getting to know Businessman, Philanthropist and Community Leader Charles Bronfman

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen Charles Bronfman is a remarkable man. With a net worth of $2.3 billion (U.S.), according to Forbes, he is greatly admired for his philanthropy, community leadership and of course, his past ownership of the Montreal Expos. Continue reading

The Appalling Rise of Jewish Antisemitism on Campus

Aedan O'Connor I used to believe that Zionism was ingrained in Judaism. Every Jewish group I interacted with seemed to be pro-Zionist. It’s logical: people are inclined to support their homeland. I am Jewish, therefore I support the state of Israel. Continue reading

The Hypocrisy of UNESCO

Sara McCleary It’s a wonderful document full of beautiful, well-written ideas, like the argument that “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.” Continue reading

Lisée's Victory as New PQ Leader could be Bad News for Liberals

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen The next Quebec provincial election is fewer than two years away and the current Liberal government, led by flip-flopping Premier Philippe Couillard, must be feeling somewhat uneasy after the Parti Québécois elected the very smooth Jean-François Lisée as its new leader. Continue reading

Humanizing Racism at York University: Excalibur's Antisemitism Problem

Willem Hart In August, Bnai Brith dutifully called upon York University to take action against Nicholas Balaskas, a non-academic faculty member, after Jewish students complained of his antisemitic hate speech, found on his personal Facebook account.  Continue reading

Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill Offers Justice for Grieving Families

Simon Pelsmakher The United States Congress has formally passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) into law, which will allow the families and victims of terrorism, such as those of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, to bring legal action against state sponsors of terrorism. Continue reading

Did Jacques Parizeau Really Deserve to have a Park Named After Him?

Quebec ConfidentialMike Cohen As a city councillor in the mostly-Jewish Montreal municipality of Côte Saint-Luc, one of my portfolios is naming rights. Continue reading

No, Antisemitism is Not Dead

Sara McCleary The world watched last week as politicians from all over the globe trekked to Israel to attend the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres. Continue reading

How to Help University Zionist Advocates

Aedan O'Connor At the beginning of the school year, the pro-Israel club I belong to, Students Supporting Israel (SSI) at Ryerson University, tabled on the university's Clubs Day. Continue reading

The UN’s Obsession with Israel

Kevin Budning For a moment try and imagine that Israel is the prettiest girl in her high school class. She is smart, kind, giving, and for the most part, admired by her peers. Continue reading
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