CANCELLED: Defending Liberal Democracy in an Illiberal Israel (Ottawa)

Temple Israel 1301 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

This event is now taking place online on Monday, May 23rd at 12 PM Eastern Time. For more information and registration, click here. A “peace” plan that advocates annexation. A sitting Prime Minister indicted. Three deadlocked elections in one year. A “court override” proposal and the Nation-State Law. The worrying trends in Israeli democracy continues […]

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: Blue Box

NIFC is excited to co-present the Toronto Jewish Film Festival's virtual screening of Blue Box. The film is available online from June 16-June 26. *Ontario residents only This revelatory documentary by filmmaker Michal Weits explores the history of the Jewish National Fund Blue Boxes, which symbolized support of Israeli settlement and agricultural development. Through the […]

Toronto Jewish Film Festival: Tantura

NIFC is excited to co-present the Toronto Jewish Film Festival's virtual screening of Tantura. The film is available online from June 16-June 26. *Ontario residents only Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival. Director Alon Schwarz’s (Aida’s Secrets) provocative new documentary examines the established narrative that has shaped Israeli society since its inception. In 1998, graduate student […]

An Israel at Peace with Itself: Solutions to Racism and Inequality (Ottawa)

Ottawa Marriott Hotel 100 Kent St, Ottawa

One year ago, citizens of Israel — both Jewish and Palestinian — attacked each other in the streets, exposing deep-running animosities within society. To many of us, this came not as a surprise but as a consequence of years of inequality and racism. In the year since, the underlying issues remain. We’ve seen violent dispersals of Bedouin protests, Jewish extremism, and deadly terrorism. But we’ve also seen important changes – and a government […]