Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Convicted of Fraud

Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Convicted of Fraud

By Adam Luxenberg – Montreal Jewish News Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum, who in 2012 crowbarred his way into the Mayor’s seat on an anti-corruption platform, after his predecessor, Gerald Tremblay, resigned in disgrace due to administrative corruption, was convicted on eight counts of corruption. The former Mayor faces a possible five years in jail. […]

Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Found Guilty on 8 out of 14 Counts

Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum Found Guilty on 8 out of 14 Counts

Former Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum, who paved his way into the Mayor’s office on an anti-corruption platform has been found guilty on 8 out of 14 corruption charges. He was found not guilty on two charges and four were suspended. The verdict came down late Thursday afternoon after the proceedings were delayed due to Applebaum […]

Chris Cillizza: How Donald Trump won Wednesday (and the U.S. media lost)

Chris Cillizza: How Donald Trump won Wednesday (and the U.S. media lost)

By Chris Cillizza, Washington Post On Wednesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump might have had reason to be nervous — if, of course, he acknowledged that feeling existed. Claims of the Russian government possessing damaging information about his personal life were everywhere. His secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson was facing tough questions from Republicans on […]

(Even More Horrific) Anti-Israel UNSC Resolution Expected

(Even More Horrific) Anti-Israel UNSC Resolution Expected

By Lori Lowenthal Marcus – The Jewish Press Online For years the United States, the country most even-handed towards Israel, has insisted that only the two parties at issue – Israel and the Palestinian Arabs – can make a final decision about their future relationship. But as the sun sets on the Obama administration, the […]

Obama and Boris defend U.N. settlements resolution

Obama and Boris defend U.N. settlements resolution

Barack Obama has defended his record on Israel and argued that the recent U.N resolution denouncing Jewish settlements in the West Bank was an important, to “send a signal”. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2, the outgoing U.S. president said America’s refusal to veto the motion declaring settlements “a flagrant violation of international law” […]

Canada condemns attack in Jerusalem

Canada condemns attack in Jerusalem

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today made the following statement: “Canada strongly condemns today’s horrifying terrorist attack that killed four young Israel Defense Forces soldiers as they were on a cultural tour of Jerusalem. We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and hope for a speedy recovery for those injured. […]

Abbas aide: Moving American embassy a ‘declaration of war’

Moving the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be a “declaration of war”, a senior advisor to Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas has warned. Mahmoud Al-Habbash, who is Abbas’s advisor on religious and Islamic affairs, made the comments in a sermon on Friday which was broadcast on PA TV and […]