Your Daily Spiel for September 7


Officials from Israel‘s foreign and justice ministries recently participated in a debate at the International Court of Justice in The Hague for the first time in more than half a century. Israel was one of 22 states that participated in this week’s proceedings.

Jim Carr, Canada’s minister of international trade diversification, visited Israel recently to present opportunities for Canadian businesses to expand trade and investment. Carr, who was named to the newly minted post by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in July, visited Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. In Ramallah, in the West Bank, he attended the launch of the Palestinian-Canadian Business Council and met with government and business officials, including female entrepreneurs.

Actors Joshua Malina (The West Wing) and Lisa Edelstein (House) are among the actors and comedians starring in a campaign launched by Hillel International to encourage college students to vote. The video, released Thursday, marks the launch of Hillel International’s MitzVote campaign, which aims to register and engage 100,000 young voters on over 100 college campuses across the United States.

Rapper Aubrey Drake Graham, announced to introduce TIFF selection Monsters and Men, dropped out at the last minute yesterday citing tour commitments. Instead, the Canadian Jewish performer delivered a video message for the BLM-themed film that he also produced.