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Jewish: Interparliamentary Group

jewish: The Interparliamentary Group is one of many pro-Israel lobbying organizations in Canada, according to Rabble. In conjunction with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs CIJA and Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee, the Interparliamentary Group has hosted wine and cheese lobbying events on Parliament Hill. The chair of the group is York Centre MP Michael Levitt, a former board member of the Jewish National Fund, who issued a statement blaming Hamas incitement for Israeli forces shooting thousands of peaceful protesters, including Canadian doctor Tarek Loubani. Three hundred parliamentarians and parliamentary staff attended their 2014 Israeli Wine Meets Canadian Cheese gathering in the East Block courtyard. Representatives of the Group also regularly visit Israel on sponsored trips. The group regularly meets the Israeli Ambassador and that country's other diplomats. ( As reported in the news.