Ronen Hoffman arrived in Ottawa to be Israel’s new ambassador to Canada in November 2021, full of big plans. But after just a year in office, Hoffman took to Twitter on Saturday night (Jan. 21) to announce he has handed in his resignation.
Was he pushed? Or did he time his announcement as a salvo to Canada’s Jewish community and to Israel to beware of the hard-right members of Netanyahu’s coalition and what they want Israel to look like?
On today’s The CJN Daily, Ellin digs into Hoffman’s very public gesture, with guests Vivian Bercovici, a former Canadian ambassador to Israel, and Joe Roberts, the new chair of JSpaceCanada.
What we talked about:
- Read more about Ronen Hoffman in The CJN.ca
- Follow Vivian Bercovici’s news articles at The State of Tel Aviv
- Hear The CJN Daily‘s interview with the newly-arrived ambassador from January 2022
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