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B'nai Brith Winnipeg to Host Acclaimed Photojournalist Noam Bedein

March 15, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada  B'nai Brith Canada is proud to host photojournalist, lecturer and media advocate Noam Bedein from Israel for a series of presentations on Sunday, March 19, 2017 in the city of Winnipeg. Continue reading

Federal Liberals Have Egg on their Faces Following Nasty Nomination Procedure

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen Last week, Le Journal de Montréal Newspaper published a two-page spread spelling out the rather lengthy list of election promises Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has either reneged on or not carried through. One that has been generating a lot of headlines recently has been the meddling that’s taken place in federal by-election nominations in Toronto and Montreal. Continue reading

We Should Welcome BDS Supporters Into Israel So They Can See How Wrong They Are

Sara McCleary Several news sites are reporting this week that a UK proponent of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement has been blocked from entering Israel, in keeping with a recently-passed bill that allows border officials to deny entry to foreign nationals who support a boycott of Israel. Continue reading

B’nai Brith Canada Strongly Disappointed by Lenient Sentence for B.C. Man Convicted of Promoting Antisemitism

Arthur Topham (Photo Credit: CBC) B’nai Brith Canada is strongly disappointed that a B.C. man convicted of communicating online statements that wilfully promoted hatred against Jewish people has been sentenced to a mere six months of curfew and a ban on public online activity. Continue reading

Students Erase Israel from Multicultural Festival on Oshawa Campus

Students replace Israeli flags with Algerian flags at UOIT    By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB'nai Brith Canada March 13, 2017 Students attending a multicultural festival at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa covered up an Israeli flag with its Algerian counterpart in order to eliminate any Israeli presence at a school-sponsored event last week, B'nai Brith Canada has learned. Continue reading

A Purim Message from B'nai Brith Canada

B'nai Brith Canada's CEO Michael Mostyn and Chair of the Board Jay Harris Dear friend, This weekend begins the holiday of Purim, where we commemorate the miracles performed by G-d through Mordechai and Queen Esther against the Persian minister Haman, who sought to annihilate the Jewish people.  Continue reading

Montreal's Israel Apartheid Week Should Make Us All Feel Uncomfortable

Quebec Confidential Mike Cohen MONTREAL – It is difficult to believe that an international series of events called Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) has been going on for 13 years now, let alone that it takes place in over 200 countries. Continue reading

Organizers Promise to Refrain from Mentioning Nazi Aviator in Quebec Celebration

Adolf Hitler presenting pilot Hanna Reitsch the Iron Cross in 1941. (Credit: Wikipedia) March 9, 2017 By Marty YorkChief Media OfficerB'nai Brith Canada After a dramatic late change of plan, B'nai Brith Canada has learned that there will be no honour and not even a mention of the first woman to fly a helicopter --  a Nazi luminary -- during a celebration in Quebec. Continue reading

Community Leaders Gather for B'nai Brith Special Advisory Council Meeting

March 9, 2017 By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada More than 25 community leaders and human rights activists gathered for a special meeting of the League for Human Rights' Special Advisory Council on March 7, 2017 at the B'nai Brith Canada National Headquarters in Toronto. Continue reading

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available for B’nai Brith Dinner Honouring Stephen Harper

Dear Friends, We are proud to announce that the Right Honourable Stephen Harper will be our guest of honour at the forthcoming 66th Annual B’nai Brith Calgary Dinner on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Beth Tzedec Synagogue at 1325 Glenmore Trail SW. Continue reading
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