Established in 1937 as “a force for constructive communal consciousness,” the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin communicates the messages of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and its agencies, and, as the city’s only Jewish newspaper, aims to inform, inspire and enrich the lives of all members of this diverse community.

Ban orders review following allegations UNRWA gave rockets back to Hamas

(JTA) – United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commissioned a review of UN practices for relocating weapons found on its premises following reports that rockets found in a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) school were returned to Hamas. [Read more...]

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Why the Tel Aviv flight cancellations are such a blow to Israel

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (left) is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014, a day when many foreign carriers still had flight bans to Tel Aviv. (Photo: Haim Zach/GPO)

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (left) is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upon arriving at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on July 23, 2014, a day when many foreign carriers still had flight bans to Tel Aviv. (Photo: Haim Zach/GPO)

(JTA) – When the Federal Aviation Administration announced a ban Tuesday on U.S. carriers flying to Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, prompting a slew of similar decisions by Canadian and European carriers, the flight cancellations were more than just a major inconvenience to thousands of passengers on 160-plus cancelled flights. [Read more...]

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Canada frustrated and disappointed UN Human Rights Council ignores Hamas’ terrorist attacks

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued the following statement, July 23, after the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) once again singled out Israel while not even mentioning Hamas and its continued terrorist operations:

“Canada is frustrated and deeply disappointed that the UNHCR decided to completely ignore the abhorrent terrorist acts of Hamas. [Read more...]

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