The Council of Europe and Amnesty International have acknowledged that the Roma communities in Europe are subjected to psychological and physical violence by groups of non-Roma European citizens who are waging a war of hatred and endemic discrimination toward them.

Gina Csanyi-Robah


Ottawa, ON – In response to the federal government’s announced list of Designated Countries of Origin, Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, issued the following statement: “The Jewish community remembers... Read More

The spokesperson for the Roma Community in Canada says her community feels disheartened and frustrated by Canada’s new immigration laws. Gina Csanyi-Robah, executive director of the Toronto Roma Community Centre has harsh criticism for Bill ... Read More

Canadian Roma are seeking help from the Jewish community in shedding light on the difficulties being faced by their brethren overseas. The creeping resurgence of neo-Nazism in various Eueopean Union countries is alarmingly similar to Nazi Germany ... Read More

TORONTO — The main representative body of Canada’s Roma community doesn’t want its members to be labelled anti-Israel. Toronto’s Roma Community Centre (RCC) board distanced itself last week from anti-Israel groups planning ... Read More

TORONTO - A coalition of anti-Israel and pro-Roma activists, the latter with connections to failed Liberal political candidate Bernie Farber, has aligned itself against Jason Kenney, Canada’s minister of citizenship, immigration and multicu... Read More

These are Jews, a culture synonymous with swindlers. The phrase ‘Jew’ and ‘cheater’ have been so interchangeable historically that they have entered the English language as a verb. ‘He jewed me!’ Well the Jews h... Read More

Knesset Speker Reuven Rivlin called for Israel to commemorate the memory of Roma, commonly known as gypsies, who were persecuted in World War II, in response letters from Jewish-Roma families. "We respect the Roma a lot," Rivlin said on Sunday "... Read More

TORONTO (EJP)---Nobel prize-winner Eli Wiesel has become the latest high-profile Jewish figure to appeal to the Canadian government to repeal controversial legislation which denies healthcare to refugees from “safe” countries. The Hu... Read More

One of the more pernicious elements of the new Immigration and Refugee Bill C-31 is the so-called "Designated Safe Country" (DSO) rule. This would designate certain countries as "safe" more or less assuring that refugee claims from any such countr... Read More

Jul 12, 2012

Thank you for your coverage of the Harper government’s treatment of refugees, including the passage of Bill C-31, Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, and the recent modifications to refugees’ health-care benefits (“... Read More

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel joined a growing list of Jewish leaders who are calling on Canada to reverse changes to legislation that denies health care to refugee claimants. In a letter released last week to the Globe and Mail, Wiesel said he suppo... Read More

Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel has joined leading members of his Jewish faith in denouncing cuts to the funding of refugee health care introduced by the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whi... Read More

When Bill C-31 was passed by the Senate, I fell into a deep sadness. I did because I couldn’t understand how men and women elected to lead our country could unanimously decide to deny a place of refuge, and vital medicine, to men, women and ... Read More

The Toronto Board of Rabbis has sent a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper imploring him to stop modifications to the country’s refugee health-care benefits program. Changes to the Interim Federal Health Program, scheduled to take effect... Read More

As Canadian Jews, we grew up hearing stories about how our families came to this country as refugees. We also heard about the relatives who never arrived because of the Canadian government's closed-door policy for Jews. Historians Irving Abella an... Read More

If the government’s proposed new immigration law passes, it might turn away legitimate asylum-seekers fleeing persecution, including Jews, immigration experts and community activists say. Bill C-31 – titled Protecting Canada’s I... Read More

What’s happening to the Canadian soul? Where has our federal government stashed it?  Bill C-10, an omnibus crime bill recently passed, was overwhelmingly criticized by professionals of all backgrounds, religious leaders and vast numbers... Read More

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