Canadian Jewish Advocacy Organizations Formally Reorganize

from National Post:

‘Bad blood’ as change comes to Jewish advocacy groups

After nearly two years of controversy and debate, Canada’s newest Jewish advocacy group quietly launched earlier this summer, essentially marking the end of the 92-year-old Canadian Jewish Congress and creating “a lot of bad blood” in the Jewish community.

The new Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs was expected to issue a news release Tuesday, introducing itself to Canadians as a “one-stop shop” for Jewish and pro-Israel advocacy in Canada. But just as the centre celebrates the consolidation of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Canada-Israel Committee, the Quebec-Israel Committee and the University Outreach Committee into one umbrella organization, it also confronts its first public relations challenge.