Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Recent Statements

Statement on the Gaza Strip by Mr. Jean-François Fortin (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, in this time of strife between Israel and Palestine, the Bloc Québécois is calling on the Government of Canada to take a...

Canada Welcomes Ceasefire Agreement

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “Canada welcomes this ceasefire and hopes that terrorist cells based in Gaza will abide...

MPs on Israel-Gaza conflict

MPs Deepak Obhrai, Paul Dewar and John McKay discuss the conflict between Israel and Gaza: Source

John Baird: ‘Why Israel holds such a special place in my heart’

Ambassador Ziv, Rabbis, Honoured guests: Thank you for the warm welcome; I am truly humbled to be tonight’s honouree. I want to begin by...

‘We stand with Israel,’ Heritage Minister says; Support rally

TORONTO – Over the past week, Shirin Ezekiel has been in a constant state of worry. Her parents are back home in Israel, in...

MacKay defends Israel as security summit ends

Canada’s Defence Minister had strong words about two conflicts in the Middle East at the Halifax International Security Forum on Sunday. Peter MacKay said...

Harper: Israel has a right to defend against ‘terrorist attacks’

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is defending Israel’s right to defend itself against “terrorist” actions launched by Hamas against the Jewish state. Mr. Harper condemned...

Statement by Green Party Leader, Elizabeth May | Operation Pillar of Defense Is Not The Answer

Again, Hamas bombing and Israeli retaliation have escalated. It should be clear that continuing to make war will not bring peace. Israel’s Operation Pillar...

MP MARK ADLER SUPPORTS ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO SELF-DEFENCE

Over the past 12 years, Hamas has fired over 12,000 rockets into Israel aimed at innocent Israeli civilians. Since the beginning of 2012 alone,...

NDP Reaction to the Situation in the Middle East

New Democrats are very concerned by the recent escalation of tensions in Gaza and Israel. We call on all sides to exercise restraint and...

Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the Situation in Gaza

TORONTO– Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the situation in Gaza: “On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I...

Canada Condemns Hamas and Stands with Israel

November 14, 2012 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement: “We fundamentally believe that Israel has the right to defend...