The Canadian Institute for Jewish Research is an extraordinary educational organization and a think tank, which has been involved for many years in researching the most pressing political, economic and social issues in Israel and the Middle East and providing the public with their evaluation and prognosis on those issues. They must be very good at telling the truth about those sensitive topics, because if you want to visit them in Montreal, it is hard to find their location and once you are there, you’ll see no mark or sign on the door. This is simultaneously the curse and the blessing of those who dare to carry the torch of enlightenment in the sea of hostility.
Their most recent project in Montreal was a conference promoting the scientific and industrial achievements of Israel (which are routinely ignored by the media and the BDS crowd, which can’t boycott them without depriving themselves of basic necessities). Now CIJR is pleased to announce a series of lectures in Toronto. They are part of their Israel Learning Seminar and deal with important political issues affecting the state of Israel. In their own description: “The Israel Learning Seminar, given by outstanding academic specialists and open to selected students and adults, is designed to provide knowledge and skills enabling members to oppose current efforts, on and off campuses, to delegitimate the democratic Jewish state.”
The seminar will take place over several months at:
Toronto Zionist Centre, 3rd floor, Haifa Room, 788 Marlee Ave., Toronto, ON, M6B 3K1. Accepting applications until March 23rd, 2015. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 1 (855) 303-5544.
The following presentations have been already scheduled:
1.Tues., 24 March, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lawrence Solomon (Financial Post)
“ISRAEL, THE MEDIA AND ANTISEMITISM AFTER CHARLIE HEBDO AND SUPERMARCHE KACHER”
2.Tues., 14 April, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Prof. Ira Robinson (Concordia U.)
ISRAEL AS A JEWISH STATE, BACKGROUNDS AND FOREGROUNDS
3.Tues., 5 May, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Prof. Sally Zerker (York University, Emeritus), ISRAEL AND THE WORLD: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES