web analytics
April 1, 2015 / 12 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Canada Urged to Recognize Jewish Refugees from Arab Nations

The Canadian Center for Israel and Jewish affairs (CIJA) has called on the Canadian government to adopt the recommendations of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, which urges to “officially recognize” Jewish refugees from Arab nations and “to include all of the refugee populations as part of the overall and just arrangements relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Israeli-Arab conflict.”

The committee presented its report to the Canadian parliament last week, detailing how 850,000 Jews were expelled from Arab countries, mainly after Israel was established in 1948 through the early 1970s. They were forced to leave behind assets worth $4.4 billion.

“I think the international community in general has completely overlooked the reality of the historical experience of Jews who had to flee from Arab countries in the period before, during, and after the establishment of the state of Israel. It’s a deficiency in Canadian policy just like it’s a deficiency in those of other countries who are formulating foreign policy positions on the [Israeli-Palestinian] conflict and the region,” Shimon Fogel, CEO of CIJA, told JNS.org.

“There’s a perception that there was only one group that suffered as a result of the conflict, when in fact there’s an equal if not greater number on the other side who were impacted in almost a catastrophic way as a result of the Arab world’s rejection of the legitimacy of the Jewish state. On a practical level, the focus on Palestinian refugees in the context of peace negotiations to the exclusion of Jewish refugees is something that skews the whole dynamic of negotiations. If attention is paid, as it should be, to Palestinian refugees, then surely the same level of seriousness has to attach to the recognition and addressing of Jewish refugees from Arab countries,” Fogel said.

About the Author: www.JNS.org is an independent, non-profit business resource and wire service covering Jewish news and Israel news for Jewish media throughout the English-speaking world.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

One Response to “Canada Urged to Recognize Jewish Refugees from Arab Nations”

  1. קול says:

    knowing Canada finally they probably will…I sure hope so

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Obama Stops Punishing Egypt for Dumping Muslim Brotherhood Prez
Latest News Stories
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Obama finally stops punishing Egypt for overthrowing the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi

Hezbollah  terror group shows off its arsenal in Lebanon.

The IDF will have hard choices to make in the next war with Hezbollah.

Chaim Topol as Tevye the Milkman

Chaim Topol, has been awarded the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.

20th Knesset Opening Session

The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony.

The Temple Institute renacted the entire Pesach sacrifice ceremony.

“On days like today we want these children to feel the joy that any normal child experiences on their bar mitzvah.”

A family. 7 Children. An indescribable tragedy. How do they go on? How do we react? And what lessons are we supposed to learn?

More than 40 refugees were killed in a Saudi-led air strike while PA office accuses Israel crime by building homes.

The military implicitly admits to having improperly allowed a missionary group to indoctrinate soldiers.

Talks are likely to extend beyond Obama’s self-imposed deadline that he had said he won’t change.

The Iranian regime is hard up for propaganda, but maybe it is prophesying the future.

The Arabs rolled burning tires and three rocks at soldiers at the central Gaza security fence.

The Histadrut national labor union and the Federation of Israeli Employers have agreed to raise the minimum wage to 5,300 shekels ($1,334) by 2017, approximately half the average salary in Israel. The employers and the union previously agreed to a three-stage hike in the minimum wage. The latest agreement adds a fourth stage whole pegging […]

The clowns are back in town while ringmaster Netanyahu tries to tame the beasts.

A Reuters poll shows that America is increasingly polarized, especially about President Obama.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continued to lash out at a possible “bad deal” with Iran Monday and said, “The agreement being formulated in Lausanne sends a message that there is no price for aggression and on the contrary – that Iran’s aggression is to be rewarded.” Netanyahu said in a statement: The moderate and responsible […]

More Articles from JNS News Service
Joint Arab List

PA Chairman Abbas congratulated the Arab party on its success in the March 17 Israeli elections.

Thinking Jewish

Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator, had contacted French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to complain about the project.

Additionally, the report recommends new restrictions against “known violent settlers.”

Israel was the sixth-highest source for tourists to Germany in 2014.

Eshed said that a smart meter can run for as long as 10 years if it is equipped with this chipset.

COGAT chief hopes Hamas “would not steal water from civilians as they steal construction materials intended for the reconstruction of houses.”

Israel’s Channel 2 television network thought Herzog’s remarks constituted elections propaganda.

The Jewish welfare organization Colel Chabad this week hosted a Bat Mitzvah celebration  in Jerusalem for 36 girls who have lost a parent. Most of the parents died from illness or terror attacks, and one Bat Mitzvah girl’s father was the first Israel Defense Forces casualty during last summer’s war between Israel and Hamas. “Family […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/canada-urged-to-recognize-jewish-refugees-from-arab-nations/2013/11/21/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: