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The Daily Brief – Today’s News And Views About Israel & The Mideast – March 22

by Mike Fegelman

Worth reading in today’s Hill Times from CIJA’s Matt Godwin on how Israeli innovation is a model for Canada and the world on World Water Day. 

  • Terry Glavin (writing in Maclean’s Magazine) comments on how Canada has finally taken a stand against Iran: “It’s a good thing that capitulation to the Khomeinists’ terror state has dropped out of Canada’s foreign-policy priorities since Dion’s departure in January. The party line is still “dialogue over withdrawal,”a “cautious and incremental” approach” in “step by step fashion.” But a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland put it this way on Tuesday: “We maintain our firm commitment to the human rights of Iranians. We continue to oppose Iran’s support for terrorist organizations, its threats toward Israel, and its ballistic missile program.?”
  • Check out CTV News’ coverage of the following two matters:
    1. Historic restoration of Jesus’ burial shrine completed: “The tomb of Jesus has been resurrected to its former glory.Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was entombed and resurrected.”
    2. Israeli archeologists dig up liquor bottles of WWI troops: “In a search for antiquities, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a far more modern find — century-old liquor bottles that belonged to British soldiers in the First World War.”
  • Metro News has coverage of an Israeli shelling that killed one person and wounded two others near the southern Gaza town of Rafah. The following context is referenced: “The Israeli military says its forces fired on three suspected militants who had approached the security fence.”
  • Grad students plunge into Israeli culture and public policy: The School of Public Policy and Haskayne Business School students embark on educational journey in Multi-Faces of Israel course. In February, 13 graduate students from the university’s School of Public Policy, Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, and seven Master of Business Administration students from the Haskayne School of Business travelled to Israel for the Multi-Faces of Israel course offered by The School of Public Policy. The course was first launched in 2013 and to date almost 100 MPP and MBA students have participated in the program. The course is designed to broaden students’ policy perspective at the international level.



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