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

March 31, 2017
  • 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 Wednesday night.” Full column below:

  • CBC News reports that a Calgary mosque tainted by ‘dark element’ of radicalization to close doors this week. The “Imam feels relief at new start after cluster of radicalized young men left to fight with terrorist groups.”
  • Yahoo News says “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected to sign off on Thursday on building the first new settlement in the occupied West Bank for two decades, even as he negotiates with Washington on a possible curb on settlement activity.”
  • Metro News via AP says that between a collection of concrete buildings with Arabic graffiti that are designed to simulate a typical Lebanese village, dozens of Israeli officers are gearing up for their next battle with Hezbollah guerrillas.


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