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24th October 2014 – Quoted by Tom Blackwell - National Post

Canada Should Give Police More Power to Arrest Would-Be Terrorists Before They Attack, Experts Say

Sheryl Saperia

For 10 years in the wake of 9/11, Canada has gradually built a broad counter-terrorism strategy, including some decidedly controversial measures. more...

20th March 2014 – Quoted by CBC News

Iran to Forfeit $7M in Canadian Assets for ‘Supporting Terrorism’

Mark Dubowitz

An Ontario judge has ordered the seizure of more than $7 million worth of bank accounts and property belonging to Iran, in a historic ruling that will turn over the... more...

15th January 2014 – Quoted by Wendy Gillis, Toronto Star

Entrapment Defence Likely in Train-Terror Case: Experts

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Two undercover agents. Covert searches of homes, businesses and vehicles. Authorization to monitor phones and banking records. Even renting the basement... more...

29th November 2013 – Quoted by Maya Shwayder, The Jerusalem Post

Canadian Diplomats Skeptical of Iran Deal

Mark Dubowitz

His bags haven’t even arrived yet in Ottawa, but Israel’s new ambassador to Canada, Rafi Barak, has already gotten straight to work. On Wednesday evening, Barak... more...

24th July 2013 – Quoted by Stewart Bell, National Post

Canada Pushed EU to Add Hezbollah to List of Banned Terrorist Organizations, Official Says

Mark Dubowitz

Canadian diplomats mounted a behind-the-scenes push to convince European countries to outlaw the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah as a terrorist organization... more...

22nd July 2013 – Quoted by Stewart Bell, National Post

European Union Adds Hezbollah’s Military Wing to List of Banned Terrorist Organizations

Mark Dubowitz

The European Union agreed Monday to place the military wing of Hezbollah on its list of banned terrorist organizations, a move Canadian diplomats... more...

10th May 2013 – Quoted by Wendy Gillis and Allan Woods, The Star

Toronto Terror Plot: Third Man Arrested Often Talked About Politics, Islam

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A hermit at home and a preacher at school is how the third man accused in the VIA Rail terrorism plot was described by a fellow student, who recalled him as a devout Muslim... more...

23rd April 2013 – Quoted by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post

Iran Unleashed, Unbowed

Jonathan Schanzer

One of the Obama administration talking points is that it has weakened and isolated the Iranian regime. Aside from the economic beating Iran has taken, there really isn’t any evidence... more...

22nd January 2013 – Quoted by Daniel Proussalidis, QMI Agency

Algerian Allegations Against Canada Lead to Diplomatic Spat

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Allegations by Algeria that a Canadian citizen masterminded a recent hostage-taking at a natural gas plant in the North African country has set off a diplomatic spat with Canada. more...

13th December 2012 – Quoted by the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade - Canada

Iran in Focus: Current Issues for Canadian Foreign Policy

Mark Dubowitz, Sheryl Saperia

Sheryl Saperia from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies testified: Even a nuclear-capable Iran, [distinguished] from a nuclear-armed Iran, is extremely dangerous. more...

17th October 2012 – Cited by George Jonas, National Post

Sanctions Won’t Stop Iran

Clifford D. May

Few would have thought that the MAD world of Mutually Assured Destruction might seem like an era of sanity in retrospect. The period that created Dr. Strangelove restricted... more...

9th June 2012 – Quoted by Patrick Martin, The Globe and Mail - Canada

Bid to Hide Bloodbath Changes Game in Syria

Tony Badran

United Nations monitors arrived in the west Syrian village of Qubair Friday to find the community deserted but with signs of a major bloodbath having taken place, suggesting a major cover-up by Syrian forces may have been attempted. more...

23rd March 2012 – Interviewed by William Sapp, Geopolitical Monitor

Iran Exposed: GPM Interviews the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Sheryl Saperia

The FDD is a non-partisan institution focusing on national security and foreign policy. FDD was founded by a group of former U.S. officials and visionary philanthropists shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001 to help free nations defend themselves. more...

23rd February 2012 – Quoted by Terry Glavin, Ottawa Citizen

America is Ready to Fix Our Sanctions Mess for Us

Sheryl Saperia

It’s also getting a bit much for the fiercely pro-sanctions Foundation for Defense of Democracies, based in Washington, D.C. “Targeting Chinese companies may present a significant political cost,” more...

18th February 2012 – Quoted by Terry Glavin, Ottawa Citizen

Enacting Sanctions on Iran Isn’t Enough

Sheryl Saperia

Sheryl Saperia, the Canadian policy director of the Washington, D.C.-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, says Canada should be making a serious effort, now more than ever, to ensure that sanctions work. more...


Sheryl Saperia

Director of Policy for Canada


6th March 2012 - 4:30 AM

Iran and Syria Today

A conversation with Irwin Cotler, Reuel Marc Gerecht, and John Hannah
Hosted by Canadian Senator Linda Frum and FDD