Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister for International Trade Diversification, describes benefits of newly enhanced Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
By BERNIE BELLAN
Speaking in front of an audience of businesspeople from the Winnipeg community at large and members of the Jewish community at the Asper Campus on Monday, June 24, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, Jim Carr, described the many benefits that will ensue as a result of the newly modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement.
By BERNIE BELLAN
Shabtai Shavit is a former director general of the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, having served in that position from 1989-1996.
During his time as Mossad head, Shavit was involved in many secret negotiations with Arab leaders. On May 29 he was the special guest speaker at an event sponsored by Solly & Orly Dreman on behalf of an Israeli organization known as Ezer Mizion.
How did a nice Zionist academic (my nephew) have trouble with his Israel visa—and end up getting deported from Israel?
By BERNIE BELLAN
(Posted June 8, updated June 11 & 17) My nephew, Jeremy Cooperstock, is a professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, spending his academic sabbatical year in Jerusalem.
By SAM SOKOL
TEL AVIV (JTA) — After the weekend’s fighting between Hamas and the Israeli army, some Israelis have raised questions about the strength of their country’s missile defenses.
Special to The Jewish Post & News
Ezer Mizion is Israel’s largest medical support organization. The crown jewel of the organization is the Ezer Mizion Bone Marrow Registry, the largest Jewish registry in the world with over 950,000 potential bone marrow donors. The size of the registry allows the organization to facilitate over 30 life saving bone marrow transplants every month of the year in Israel, the USA and around the world. In the month of March alone there were 38 lifesaving transplants!
By SIMONE COHEN SCOTT
Jerusalem, January 18th, 2019
Moshe Arens passed away this month on January 7. Over the years I heard talks by Arens three times.. The first occasion was years ago at one of our excellent forums in Winnipeg.
By KEN STEPHENS
Investing in a series of unique technological applications, Sweet Inn, an upstart Israeli apartment-hotel company, is using ‘TravelTech’ to offer its discerning clientele an innovative and hassle-free vacation experience, unlike any other seen in the hospitality industry.
Over 100 Canadian cyclists participated in the recent Courage in Motion (CIM) bike ride, held to help disabled Israeli veterans.
Contempt for the president is widespread, but he is more likely to get the last laugh on this issue than his detractors.
By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (September 26, 2018 / JNS) The international community made no secret of its contempt for U.S. President Donald Trump when he spoke to the U.N. General Assembly in September. So it was little surprise that when the president uttered a typical piece of Trumpian braggadocio with a tenuous connection to the truth—“In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country”—the response was peals of laughter from the normally restrained audience of officials in the chamber.
By BERNIE BELLAN One of the most interesting sessions in the Israel, Palestine and International Law Symposium, held the weekend of Sept. 7-9, was a question and answer session featuring two very articulate legal scholars: David Matas and Michael Lynk.
By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL
(JTA) -- The first mention in JTA of the Hebrew word "hasbarah" was in 1988, at the height of the first intifada.
By CHARLES DUNST
(JTA) – On July 19, Israel’s right-wing coalition government passed, by a narrow 62-55 margin, its controversial nation-state law, which declared Israel as the “nation-state of the Jewish people.” Scores of liberal critics denounced the measure as an unnecessary and racist provocation, while defenders called it a statement of the obvious.
(JNS) “Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis.
Submitted by (former Winnpegger) BRUCE BROWN, who now lives in Rehovot, Israel.
Collected the mail this morning. A few flyers and bills. And my son’s draft notice. A quick double take. A flash back to my son playing with plastic dinosaurs. Then I texted my wife, “It’s here.”
Reviewed by BERNIE BELLAN
How many of us get a vicarious thrill when we hear about yet another daring Israeli exploit that leaves people everywhere wondering: “What will they do next?”