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75th Anniversary of the Farhud

By Simon PelsmakherB'nai Brith Canada This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Farhud, which was a series of riots that occurred on June 1-2, 1941 in Baghdad. It is often referred to as the Iraqi Pogrom. Continue reading

Larry Rosenthal named to Executive of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada congratulates Quebec Board member, Larry Rosenthal on his appointment to the Executive of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal. Continue reading

New head of Canadian delegate to IHRA named

  By Tevy Pilc  Staff Writer/Researcher  B'nai Brith Canada   B’nai Brith Canada congratulates Artur Wilczynski for being appointed the head of Canadian  Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).  Wilczynski has been working for Global Affairs office since 2010, currently serving as the  Canadian Ambassador to Norway – a role he’s held since 2014. Continue reading

B'nai Brith Mourns Passing of Past National President

  It is with immense sadness that B'nai Brith Canada mourns the passing of Gerry Weinstein, who served as National President of B'nai Brith Canada from 2005-2008. Weinstein was 80 and died peacefully Monday, May 23, 2016 in Montreal. Continue reading

Spanish Tribunal Rejects Boycott of Israel

By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada For the second straight week, Spanish authorities delivered a resounding dismissal of local motions to boycott Israel.  Continue reading

French Bank Delivers Blow to Boycott and Sanctions Movement

    By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A large French bank has delivered a massive blow to the Boycott and Sanctions movement. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Credit Mutuel bank has closed the account belonging to La Campagne BDS France.The group was caught using illegal methods to open and operate its account for the purpose of attacking Israel through boycotts. Continue reading

CIJA and B’nai Brith Commend Ontario's Leaders for Speaking out Against BDS

Jerusalem—In response to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s denunciation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel, and the “Standing Up Against Anti-Semitism in Ontario Act” introduced by Ontario MPPs Tim Hudak and Mike Colle, B'nai Brith Canada and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) issued the following statements:  Continue reading

B'nai Brith Condemns Iran's Attempt to Trivialize Holocaust

Iran’s annual international cartoon contest, which trivializes the Holocaust and compares Israel's treatment of Palestinians to the horrors of the Nazi regime, perpetuates antisemitic stereotypes, B’nai Brith Canada says. The contest, which began May 14, runs for two weeks and has already received 150 entries from over 50 countries. Continue reading

U of T bans group for inviting a Holocaust denier to speak on campus

After a condemnation from B’nai Brith following a notorious Holocaust denier and conspiracy theorist’s lecture at the University of Toronto’s JJR Macleod Auditorium on April 29, 2016, the university responded by banning Modern Knowledge, the promotional group which brought O’Keefe to campus, from booking any halls or venues on campus in the future. Continue reading

U of T Bans Group Responsible for Bringing in Neo-Nazi

B'nai Brith Canada applauds a decision by the University of Toronto to ban a group that recruited neo-Nazi Ken O'Keefe to speak at its St. George campus in late April. B'nai Brith expressed outrage in a press release May 9 that O'Keefe was allowed to deliver hateful and antisemitic lectures at the Beit Zatoun Palestinian cultural centre and the University of Toronto on April 28 and 29. Continue reading
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