The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – April 9

Seven wounded Syrians: two children, four women and a man waited in pain for darkness to fall to cross into enemy territory. Under the faint moonlight, Israeli military medical corps quickly whisked the patients across the hostile frontier into armoured ambulances headed to hospitals for intensive care. See Metro News coverage. Writing in the Winnipeg […]

The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – April 2

The United Nations and human rights groups have accused Gaza’s Hamas rulers of endangering their own people by closing the territory’s main crossing with Israel, reports Metro News. Israeli police say they have shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed three people in the old city of Jerusalem. Spokeswoman Luba Samri says the man stabbed two […]

The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 31

In the Toronto Sun, Sue-Anne Levy covers CIJA’s and UJA Federation’s Town Hall meeting addressing antisemitism and security. Writes Levy: “Despite the fact that Toronto police has 17 hate-crime coordinators and each incident is taken seriously, it is very challenging to lay a charge against a perpetrator, a town hall on security and anti-semitism heard […]

The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 30

Excellent commentary over at the UByssey by editor Koby Michaels entitled: “BDS will bring bigotry, hatred and even violence to UBC”. Michaels argues: “BDS makes me feel unsafe because, at its heart, the movement calls for the destruction of the state of Israel. It claims Jewish people do not have a right to self-determination and […]

The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 29

Metro News today has two reports today worth reading: Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday over military service in one of several protests following the recent detention of a rabbi’s son who refused to report to a draft office. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he’s waiting to hear from the U.S. on […]

The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 28

The National Post reports that a Muslim relief group allegedly linked to #Hamas has launched a legal challenge in Federal Court in an attempt to be taken off the Canadian government’s list of “terrorist entities.”The International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy Canada has asked to be removed from the terrorist list and also […]