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Legislation Introduced in Senate to Establish Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Legislation to designate the month of May as Canadian Jewish Heritage Month was announced today in the Senate. Continue reading

Green Party Rejects BDS, Calls for Boycott of ‘Illegal Israel’

Green Party of Canada screenshot On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Green Party of Canada amended its previous resolution which was in favour of adopting the antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in Canada. Continue reading

Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 5, Syria

Esses Family photo in Syria (Photo provided by Michelle Kahn) As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Joseph Esses and his wife Olga Abadi Esses from Syria. Continue reading

Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 4, Iraq

A plane filled with Iraqi Jews photographed on arrival at Lod Airport in early 1951 (Credit: Teddy Brauner/GPO) As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Asad Muallim from Iraq. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Commends Ontario Legislature for Rejecting BDS Movement

B’nai Brith Canada is commending the Ontario Legislature for officially joining the chorus of voices that staunchly reject the antisemitic boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel. Continue reading

Ryerson Students Walk Out on Holocaust Education Motion

  By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada A motion to commemorate Holocaust Education Week failed at the semi-annual General Meeting of the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) on Tuesday night, after students opposed to the motion staged a walk-out that caused the meeting to lose quorum. Continue reading

B’nai B’rith Denounces UN General Assembly For Anti-Israel Resolutions

B’nai B’rith Canada condemns the United Nations General Assembly for a series of annual resolutions singling out Israel for condemnation and utterly disregarding Arabs’ fuelling of a continued conflict in the Middle East. Continue reading

Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 3, Lebanon

Lebanese Jewish family at the Maghen Abraham Synagogue in Beirut As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Ronit Eskenasi, who's family came from Lebanon. Continue reading

Celebrating the Château B’nai Brith Groundbreaking in Montreal

Harvey Levine, Regional Director of B’nai Brith in Quebec, Lynn Weinstein and Eric Bissell at the groundbreaking of Château B’nai Brith in Montreal (Credit: Mike Cohen) By Mike CohenQuebec Bureau ChiefB’nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada held its official groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a much anticipated $26-million, 129-unit subsidized seniors’ residence. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Canada's Tribute to Jews from Arab Lands: Part 2, Libya

Libyan Jews arriving in Haifa (Credit: Arnold Behr/Jerusalem Post Archives) As part of B’nai Brith Canada’s week-long series to commemorate the nearly 1-million Jews who fled their homes across Arab countries and Iran, we spoke to Noemi Lieberman, originally from Tripoli, Libya. Continue reading
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